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Music, Deltron 3030 Offers a Look at Its Second Space-Rap Treatise

Deltron 3030 Offers a Look at Its Second Space-Rap Treatise

When it comes to long-deferred dream records finally seeing the light of day, 2013 is shaping up to be a banner year. In addition to the sudden appearance of My Bloody Valentine's near-mythic third album, and the first (almost) reunion…
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Music, All Shook Down Del The Funky Homosapien on His Favorite Old-School Rappers, New Album <i>Attractive Sin</i>, and His Very First Live Show

Del The Funky Homosapien on His Favorite Old-School Rappers, New Album Attractive Sin, and His Very First Live Show

It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Teams With Wente Vineyards

Noise Pop Teams With Wente Vineyards

We've always thought of indie rock as being perfectly matched with cheap beer, rotgut whisky, and hangover-inducing vodka. And certainly, you'll find a lot of two-buck Chuck in the places where musicians live. But now, you can have a…
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Music, Hear This The Devil and Doctor Octagon: Kool Keith returns

The Devil and Doctor Octagon: Kool Keith returns

From his 1988 landmark album Critical Beatdown with Ultramagnetic MCs to the groundbreaking collaboration with S.F. producer Dan the Automator as Dr. Octagon, the rapper Kool Keith has covered new, strange ground at almost every turn. He is known for…
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Music, Reviewed Saga of the Simian Samurai

Saga of the Simian Samurai

The teaming up of venerated MCs with esteemed producers has reaped fantastic results over the past few years. From Kool Keith and Dan the Automator's Dr. Octagon project to Danger Mouse and MF Doom's Danger Doom, the right chemistry can…
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Music, Reviewed <i>Automatic</i> Weapon

Automatic Weapon

Bay Area studio wizard Dan Nakamura (aka Dan The Automator) is best known for his whimsical work with two of hip hop's underrated geniuses: Prince Paul (as Handsome Boy Modeling School) and Kool Keith (on his Dr. Octagon project). 2K7…
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Music, Reviewed Motion Man

Motion Man

From the dramatic opening strains of "Down for the Fight," where Motion Man exuberantly raps, "I live for this hip hop, I'm about to die for this hip hop," it's evident that the Bay Area MC's sophomore album is the…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

Even with groups like Federation and the Frontline garnering international attention for a new generation of Bay Area hip hop, it's still a hard sell for rap artists from here to get national airplay on the radio and video networks…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

Alex Gimeno, also known as the fly lounge lizard Ursula 1000 , is a fixture in the New York nightlife scene, where he's the resident DJ for upscale parties at venues like the Soho Grand hotel and APT. He's a…
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Music, Expensive Tastes

Expensive Tastes

Much to their alarm, the members of Zion I are watching their triumphant set shrink to the size of a footnote. An hour ago, producer Amp Live and MC Zion had completed the monumental task of winning over a roomful…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Calling all Poindexters Don't try this at home, kids; try it at work!: After reading Matt Smith's column "Calling All Yahoos" , I think it crosses the line to harass people at home on work-related issues. A better approach…
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Music, Pop Philosophy Ice, Ice, Baby:

Ice, Ice, Baby:

Keith's not always so cool Jane's Addiction once titled an album Nothing's Shocking, and while that sentiment sometimes seems too true -- witness the Osbourne family's recent appearance on the Tonight Show, during which Sharon told of grabbing Camilla Bowles'…
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Music, Schizophonic Illness

Schizophonic Illness

Hayward's Motion Man, known to his parents as Paul Laster, multitasks in a major way. During a recent Sunday morning interview at his home, Motion flips among nine channels of wide-screen NFL action, shouting at all of them and occasionally…
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Music, Hear This The Week's Can't-Miss Performance

The Week's Can't-Miss Performance

Princess Superstar is the queen bee of hip hop comedy, a rhyme-wielding satirist with a cartoonishly inflated ego and libido. While Superstar -- nee Concetta Kirshner -- may look like a foxier Donatella Versace, she's no spoiled royalty. Raised on…
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Music, Mission:

Mission:

If the copyright date on One were 1993 and not 2001, Mission:'s debut album would probably be talked about in hushed tones. The Berklee School of Music-trained and Oakland-based act might even receive the obligatory "old school" name-dropping, which many…
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Music, Handsome Dan

Handsome Dan

Dan "The Automator" Nakamura laughs when he recalls how his DJ career ended before it really began. The memory's probably funnier now than it was then, especially since his latest album, So... How's Your Girl? -- a partnership with another…
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Music,

Bombing Maneuvers

Getting around David Paul's Noe Valley apartment isn't easy. Simply walking through a hallway means maneuvering past dozens of cardboard boxes filled with records and compact discs. Reach the cramped bedroom and you'll find the center of operations for Paul's…
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Music,

Riff Raff

Some Friendly Advice to All Baby Boomers From the Music Editor Concerning the 20th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Demise Upon That Fabled Toilet, and the Inexorable Passing of Their Youth Let it go. (M.B.) Lilyvolt Wilts Recently, singer/songwriter Kate Donnellon…
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News, Letters

Letters

Military Injustice I found your article on Filipino war veterans very interesting ("The Invisible Veterans," July 16). I just finished reading a memoir by an American woman living in Manila during the war, and she wrote of the bravery of…
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Music,

Riff Raff

Another Reason Why S.T. Should Henceforth Be Known as Riff Raff's "Goth Correspondent" Those of you who were watching Hard Copy on June 26 -- and don't even bother trying to deny that you watch the tabloid show -- might…
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