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Music, All Shook Down 8 Hyphy-Related Facts You Probably Didn't Know

8 Hyphy-Related Facts You Probably Didn't Know

It's easy to identify hyphy music, but it's not so easy to chart its origins and evolution. In an attempt to compile the genre's "oral history," Complex gathered 14 Bay Area representatives — which included longtime artists, like E-40,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 15 Bay Area Albums of 2015

The Top 15 Bay Area Albums of 2015

2015 was a great year for music in the Bay Area. Handfuls of debuts were dropped and longtime artists who’ve been in the game for awhile proved that they’ve still got it. We scoured both sides of the Bay…
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Music, All Shook Down Fly Over The Bay in A-1's New "Unpredictable (The Repo Man)" Video

Fly Over The Bay in A-1's New "Unpredictable (The Repo Man)" Video

The Bay Area's A-1 dropped a Repo Man-inspired video that simultaneously pays tribute to the 80's cult-classic flick and the West Coast's distinctly laid-back style. Viewers take a ride over the bay in a flying car as a meditative beat…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 10 Hella Tight Bay Area Rap T-Shirts

Top 10 Hella Tight Bay Area Rap T-Shirts

Here in the Yay Area, we like to wear our affection for local rap on our sleeves. Our favorite hip-hop T-shirts are largely silly novelties that make us smile, with a sprinkling of iconic imagery that has lasted in some…
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Music, All Shook Down All Shook Down Music Fest: Featuring Oakland Rapper Mistah Fab

All Shook Down Music Fest: Featuring Oakland Rapper Mistah Fab

Hyphy is dead, sure -- but Mistah Fab is very much alive. The Oakland rapper, provocateur, former hyphy spokesman, and wordsmith has had quite the year so far, dropping two street albums, wowing an SXSW audience (and others) with his…
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Music, All Shook Down From Basics To Based: Grab One Hour of 'Dope' Bay Area Rap

From Basics To Based: Grab One Hour of 'Dope' Bay Area Rap

Believe it or not, "Digital Underground" used to mean something other than that secret server farm 400 feet beneath South Park. Want proof? This just in from the Good Records blog, via Tumblin' Erb: Cities of Dope, an expertly mixed…
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Music, All Shook Down Mistah F.A.B. on Today's New Album and the Return of Music for Regular People

Mistah F.A.B. on Today's New Album and the Return of Music for Regular People

Today Bay Area rap veteran Mistah F.A.B. is releasing a street album comprised of all original songs entitled I Found My Backpack. Headed up by the soulful, self-motivating single "Quest," the project sees the one-time hyphy talisman making music that reflects on…
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Music, All Shook Down Hear Mistah Fab Attempt to Explain Why Hyphy Died

Hear Mistah Fab Attempt to Explain Why Hyphy Died

Back in the mid-aughts, hyphy -- a Bay Area rap movement probably best known for its lines about "going dumb," and its proponents' fondness for standing atop slow-moving cars -- was poised to become the Next Big Thing. Bay Area…
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Music, All Shook Down Stream/Download Local Producer Eprom's New 'Bay Area' EP

Stream/Download Local Producer Eprom's New 'Bay Area' EP

Yesterday, Bay Area tunesmith Jaswho? shared with us a song that allegedly is at the forefront of the so-called "San Francisco Sound." But this new collection by S.F.-based beatsmith Eprom is a bit more inline with what I'd expect to…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Faders' DJ Platurn on Why Song Requests Suck and the Rise of Bottle Service Hip-Hop

Oakland Faders' DJ Platurn on Why Song Requests Suck and the Rise of Bottle Service Hip-Hop

Have you ever wondered just how much it pisses off a DJ when you request your favorite guilty pleasures all night? What actually happened to the hyphy movement? What sets Drake out from all the rest? DJ Platurn of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Music Links: Day Laborers As Video Stars

Bay Area Music Links: Day Laborers As Video Stars

Hyphy's dead, but…
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Music, All Shook Down SF Weekly Interview: Nelly

SF Weekly Interview: Nelly

By Tamara Palmer Rap star Nelly has some very public love affairs. He loves to make and sell millions of records, he loves him some Apple Bottoms and he definitely loves to represent his hometown of St. Louis. But…
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Music, All Shook Down The Demise of Hyphy Discussed Tonight at Ear Hustle

The Demise of Hyphy Discussed Tonight at Ear Hustle

Our recent article, The Demise of Hyphy, almost meant that SF skateboard legend Mike Carroll had to change his mini Pinscher's name. It also got a lot of Bay Area hip-hop heads concerned about their dread-shaking, short-bus-driving movement. Learn…
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Music, All Shook Down Where to Get Your Ghetto Dranky Drank On

Where to Get Your Ghetto Dranky Drank On

You know what the hood is missing? Mix-it-yourself cocktail combinations that'll get you fucked up, mad, and put the hurt on your dome. Good thing for us, Sergio Ornelas at Beer and Rap has already taste-tested these SF concoctions…
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Oakland Hyphy Sideshows Get A Supreme Court Reprieve, Sort Of

Seizure of sideshow cars now a legal liability, Oakland Cops: ‘We have other tools’ BY TY CALLISTER Summertime is sideshow season in Oakland. That means cruising car parties with anywhere from a dozen to hundreds of hyphy kids in the…
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