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Music, All Shook Down I’m Just a California Boy: 10 Songs That Make Me Nostalgic For The Bay Area

I’m Just a California Boy: 10 Songs That Make Me Nostalgic For The Bay Area

Until September 2013, I had never spent more than a few months at a time outside of the Bay Area. Growing up in Moraga, a pristine suburb in the East Bay devoid of any sort of culture, I had…
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Music, All Shook Down Morning Music News: Lil B Drops a 63-Track Mixtape, Hieroglyphics Rolls Out an Emoji Pack, LCD Soundsystem Will Headline Coachella, and More

Morning Music News: Lil B Drops a 63-Track Mixtape, Hieroglyphics Rolls Out an Emoji Pack, LCD Soundsystem Will Headline Coachella, and More

Berkeley rapper Lil B drops his second mixtape of 2015, the three-disc, 63-track project, Thugged Out/Pissed Off. It's downloadable for free, which is always a nice treat, and features plenty of the playful, old-school style of jams that Based…
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Music, All Shook Down The 8 Coolest NYE Parties Happening in S.F.

The 8 Coolest NYE Parties Happening in S.F.

Depending on your perspective, New Year’s Eve is either the greatest party night of the whole year or an overpriced struggle to force fun on the world. Well, fear not, San Francisco, for this year, as we bid farewell…
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Music, All Shook Down Goldenvoice Reveals Which "Friends" Will be Performing With Lil B on NYE

Goldenvoice Reveals Which "Friends" Will be Performing With Lil B on NYE

There are (many) perks that come with being a music editor, and one of them is having (occasional) access to inside information. So, when the " Friends" part of Lil B's "Extremely Rare New Years Celebration" at the Regency…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to Berkeley Rapper Caleborate's Latest Song, "Hold On"

Listen to Berkeley Rapper Caleborate's Latest Song, "Hold On"

2015 has been a good year for East Bay rapper, Caleborate, and by the looks of it, 2016 will be even better. Pigeons and Planes named him one of "20 Artists About To Blow" and his album, Hella Good,…
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Music, All Shook Down Why The Hell Was Lil B on CNN?

Why The Hell Was Lil B on CNN?

Yesterday, when a CNN Politics page screamed the headline: "Rapper Drops Clinton For Sanders," you'd be forgiven for thinking something moderately exciting had happened. "Could they be talking about Jay Z?" we thought, wondering nosily how this would effect…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This week, the world's getting turned upside down one quote at a time. We've got Billy Corgan trying to have fun, Azealia Banks not caring about her career (in Australia at least), and Skrillex becoming a life coach. As we…
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News, The Snitch Warriors Win Behind "Curse of Lil B" (Explained)

Warriors Win Behind "Curse of Lil B" (Explained)

Oakland or San Francisco, the Bay Area stays eccentric. And why not? It works. Last night, MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, after demolishing MVP runner-up…
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Music, All Shook Down Lil B Talks Apps, Technologization, and Insects

Lil B Talks Apps, Technologization, and Insects

Lil B, aka The Based God, recently released his latest app: the TYBG Meme Creator. The new app lets devoted followers of Lil B easily create Based God-approved memes (without any of those annoying tags) to share with their friends. This…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: The Tears of Bjork, the Threat of Taylor Swift, and the Ego of the Prodigy

This Week: The Tears of Bjork, the Threat of Taylor Swift, and the Ego of the Prodigy

“When I did this album — it all just collapsed. I didn’t have anything. It was the most painful thing I ever experienced in my life. The only way I could deal with that was to start writing for…
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Music, All Shook Down Coachella 2015: AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake

Coachella 2015: AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake

Big day for lineup announcements, huh?  The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which will again span two weekends this spring (April 10-12 and April 17-19) in Indio, announced its lineup today. As usual, it's a behemoth of a…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen: Lil B Releases "I Can't Breathe"

Listen: Lil B Releases "I Can't Breathe"

Never one to shy away from controversy, Berkeley rapper/riddle wrapped in an enigma Lil B released a new song yesterday on YouTube called "I Can't Breathe." A cathartic seven-minute sprint through the ways, both personal and political, that American…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West Thinks He's God -- Here Are Four Other Musicians Who Think They Are, Too

Kanye West Thinks He's God -- Here Are Four Other Musicians Who Think They Are, Too

We all know that story about how mad people got when John Lennon said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." There was uproar! There were banners! There were protests! But these days, musicians have the audacity to compare themselves…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Honey Soundsystem paid tribute to under-appreciated S.F. DJ Patrick Cowley with a special party at Holy Cow. The producer of Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real" was honored in a headlining set by DJ Daniel Wang, who…
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Music, All Shook Down Whoa: Lil B Tries Out for Golden State Warriors' D-League Team

Whoa: Lil B Tries Out for Golden State Warriors' D-League Team

When Lil B tweeted last month that he was going to try out for the Golden State Warriors, it was met with the same skepticism as when he said he was Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton or Matlock. But our…
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Music, All Shook Down Lil B Releases Rock Song "California Boy," Proves He Still Has the Ability to Surprise

Lil B Releases Rock Song "California Boy," Proves He Still Has the Ability to Surprise

After declaring that he's God, he's gay, he's Justin Bieber, he's Jesus, and he's an NYU lecturer, Berkeley rap provocateur Lil B is now out to try and be something else: a rock 'n' roller. Based God's latest leg-puller is…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Young L and Sea of Bees Channel The Burning Man Spirit in 'Automated Oceans'

Watch: Young L and Sea of Bees Channel The Burning Man Spirit in 'Automated Oceans'

With his frequent non sequitur songs and videos, Lil B typically takes the top honors for being the most out there member of the Pack, the Oakland-based rap group that he, Young L, Lil Uno, and Young Stunna formed in…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: New Local Rap Videos From Kool John, Erk Tha Jerk, Lil B and More

Watch: New Local Rap Videos From Kool John, Erk Tha Jerk, Lil B and More

It's been a lively few weeks in the world of local rap videos, and it seems by and large like people are stepping up their visual game with better cinematography and storylines. Here are some of our recent favorites: Kool…
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Music, All Shook Down Lil B Releases "Historical" 878-Song Mixtape

Lil B Releases "Historical" 878-Song Mixtape

Remember when Lil B dropped that 676-song mixtape early last year? This was back before his historical NYU lecture, before his historical tentative acceptance from many in the mainstream rap world, before I'm Gay? Well, the Based God has upped…
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Music, All Shook Down Lil B Issues Classical Album, Wants You to Actually Pay For It

Lil B Issues Classical Album, Wants You to Actually Pay For It

Having harangued the rap establishment to an extent that he could no longer be ignored or dismissed, Lil B is moving on to new territories. The next genre ripe for his ad-libbed, self-obsessed, endlessly positive brand of inquisition? Why,…
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