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Music, All Shook Down From '93 Til: Looking Back at JT the Bigga Figga and the Get Low Playaz

From '93 Til: Looking Back at JT the Bigga Figga and the Get Low Playaz

Much as we like authoritative titles and watershed moments, there are few undisputed positions in hip-hop. But it's been exactly 20 years since 1993, and what a great year for hip-hop 1993 was. You might say it was the best…
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Music, All Shook Down SF Rapper San Quinn Reviews His Own Discography

SF Rapper San Quinn Reviews His Own Discography

San Quinn is a certified Bay Area rap veteran. Since dropping his debut, Don't Cross Me, back in 1993, he's gone on to amass a 15-album discography, with his latest project, Can't Take The Ghetto Out A Ni**a, released…
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Music, Reviewed San Quinn

San Quinn

Along with frequent collaborator JT the Bigga Figga, San Quinn has been one of the top rappers in San Francisco since the mid-'90s. He's released close to a dozen albums, but with national eyes fixed more closely on Bay Area…
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Music, Reviewed JT the Bigga Figga

JT the Bigga Figga

Rapper/producer JT the Bigga Figga, who hails from S.F.'s notorious "Fillmoe" District and once spent time at Priority Records soaking up tycoon game from the likes of Master P and Ice Cube, announces his retirement from solo work at the…
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Music, Reviewed The Game

The Game

If you're in the Army, hustle for the Mafia, or rap in G-Unit (which is like some strange collision of the two), you always follow orders and never bite the hand that feeds you. If you even remotely follow hip…
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Music, Wall Street Playaz

Wall Street Playaz

JT the Bigga Figga leans his long, arching back against the wall and stretches his slender legs across the narrow passageway in front of Luv n' Haight's sandwich counter. Decked head-to-toe in Desert Storm-era camouflage and bobbing his head to…
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Winners' Circle If you were foolish enough to miss the Sixth Annual WAMMIES awards ceremony last night, here's a list of the winners. Drumroll, please: Beyond/Retro/Cabaret: Trash Women; Blues/R&B: Fillmore Blues Foundation; Country/Folk: Red Meat; Hard Rock/Metal: Toiling Midgets; Hip…
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