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News, The Snitch Watch: Harry Potter Raps "The Real Slim Shady" at Karaoke

Watch: Harry Potter Raps "The Real Slim Shady" at Karaoke

Daniel Radcliffe, who will forever be known as that actor who played Harry Potter, dropped by karaoke night at Cameron's Pub in Half Moon Bay, and his cover of Eminem's seminal 2000 hit "The Real Slim Shady" was, as the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

Surprises all round this week! Louis from One Direction has unexpectedly knocked up a "friend," Katy Perry (who's never won a Grammy) is up for an Emmy, Sinead O'Connor probably hasn't looked at Rolling Stone for 15 years, and it turns out…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Is Fox News So Terrified of Kendrick Lamar?

Why Is Fox News So Terrified of Kendrick Lamar?

In case you haven't noticed, Kendrick Lamar is one of the most important artists in hip-hop right now. His third full-length, To Pimp A Butterfly, came out last March to widespread critical acclaim. Then last month, in recognition of…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Eminem vs. Lana, Lorde vs. Diplo, and Mick Fleetwood vs. The Whitehouse Lawn

This Week: Eminem vs. Lana, Lorde vs. Diplo, and Mick Fleetwood vs. The Whitehouse Lawn

"But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/ Play nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley's Fat Dick, Jay Z's Fat Lip, and the Christian Kindness of Ms. Dolly Parton

This Week: Miley's Fat Dick, Jay Z's Fat Lip, and the Christian Kindness of Ms. Dolly Parton

"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland's Casual and Detroit's Eminem's Both Claim Title of "Rap God," But Who's Earned It?

Oakland's Casual and Detroit's Eminem's Both Claim Title of "Rap God," But Who's Earned It?

Apparently Eminem didn't hear that Oakland's own Casual released an album in 2011 called He Think He #Rapgod. The Great White Hope of Detroit just put out his own "Rap God" single, whose six minutes include lots of fast talking…
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SF Weekly Letters

Flicks Not to be Missed Missing an important film festival from summer coverage: SF Weekly covers summer film festivals in San Francisco and does not mention the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) ? WTF? Fifteen years in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Move Tube

Move Tube

In 2012, the Oxygen network premiered the reality show All the Right Moves. It followed Emmy-nominated choreographer Travis Wall as he started his dance company Shaping Sound with three lifelong friends. Could they make it as upstarts in today’s competitive…
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News, The Snitch 10 Ways to Prove You Are a Real Giants Fan

10 Ways to Prove You Are a Real Giants Fan

Mayor Ed Lee has officially declared it San Francisco Giants Pride Week, which means starting today he wants this city to be all orange-and-black all the time -- or at least until the end of the World Series.The mayor doled…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist MakeShift: This National Coming Out Day, Organize Your Closet

MakeShift: This National Coming Out Day, Organize Your Closet

MakeShift is a design series for city dwellers with roommates, space constrictions, and other such awkwardness. It's a conversation for people who are being artful with their space and kicking ass while doing it. Want to be in the…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Ways That Tyler, the Creator, Might Actually Be Better Than Eminem

Five Ways That Tyler, the Creator, Might Actually Be Better Than Eminem

Because of his vulgarity, willingness to attack other pop stars (like Bruno Mars), and GLAAD-baiting controversy in the It Gets Better age, Tyler, the Creator and his band of wolves in Odd Future are often compared to Eminem --…
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Music, All Shook Down Anderson Cooper Calls Out Chris Brown; Ladies Everywhere Swoon

Anderson Cooper Calls Out Chris Brown; Ladies Everywhere Swoon

So, remember that thing that happened at the 2009 Grammys? That thing where Chris Brown  and Rihanna both no-showed on account of the fact that he'd beaten the crap out of her? Then shortly afterwards, photos emerged online of a…
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Music, All Shook Down Train Releases a Signature Wine, Becomes Instantly More Irritating

Train Releases a Signature Wine, Becomes Instantly More Irritating

Prepare to be hit by a tsunami of nausea as we inform you that Train -- probably the most insipid band from the Bay Area -- is bringing out a wine (called "Drops of Jupiter" -- after one of…
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News, The Snitch Rick James' Estate Follows Eminem's Lead, Sues UMG Records for "Cheating Artists"

Rick James' Estate Follows Eminem's Lead, Sues UMG Records for "Cheating Artists"

Universal Music Group is back in court after a new class-action lawsuit states that the record-label company is ignoring a court order and refusing to pay its artists royalties as owed.The estate of R&B artist Rick James is suing UMG,…
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Music, All Shook Down

Top 5 Rappers Who Are Obsessed With Phil Collins (And Will Be Sad That He's Retiring!)

Phil Collins, the Genesis drummer turned solo artist, has retired from making music. This is sad news for his army of worldwide fans, most of whom presumably have sizable classic rock collections. But it's also news that will devastate…
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The 2011 Grammys, A Timeline: Lady Gaga's Boob Armor, Who Is Lady Antebellum, and What the Hell is Cee-Lo Wearing?

In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to: 8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay... 8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and…
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Music, BeatBox Roach Gigz: Show Preview

Roach Gigz: Show Preview

Roach Gigz doesn't lack for confidence. A San Francisco native, the plucky young rapper's two Roachy Balboa mixtapes are packed with brags about his brilliance. Over a euphoric synth-propelled beat, current single "The Dopest 2" has him spitting, "Mr. Balboa,…
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Music, Hear This The Blow: Show Preview

The Blow: Show Preview

As the Blow, Khaela Maricich frames her performances in an unusual fashion. The primary aspect of a Blow show involves the New York–based artist playing material plucked from her indie-pop project's records, while the less conventional part focuses on her…
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Music, All Shook Down Opinions About Opinions: Parsing the Year in Pitchfork Ratings

Opinions About Opinions: Parsing the Year in Pitchfork Ratings

They say any publicity is good publicity. It just might work for Ghostland Observatory, whose album Codename: Rondo got the lowest Pitchfork rating of 2010, clocking in at 1.5 out of 10. What, you may wonder if, like me, you…
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Music, All Shook Down Why The Critics Are Wrong: Rap Albums You Probably Don't Know But Should, Part II

Why The Critics Are Wrong: Rap Albums You Probably Don't Know But Should, Part II

Since many recent Next Big Things in rap have proven disappointing -- see Wale, Asher Roth and B.o.B. -- it might be time to consider the possibility that hip-hop tastemakers don't know what to look for in the first place.…
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