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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Macklemore on <i>Sesame Street</i>, 2 Chainz on <i>Nancy Grace</i>, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

This Week: Macklemore on Sesame Street, 2 Chainz on Nancy Grace, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

"I have two beautiful little girls and I'm a great father. I just feel like, basically, everyone should take care of their own. It's about governing your own household and taking care of your own property. It's about having…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wiggle-Walk &#x2028;Across America

Wiggle-Walk 
Across America

Mr. Wiggles is a living legend. Born Steffan Clemente in the “Boogie Down” Bronx, the hip-hop dance pioneer has popped, locked, boogalooed, b-boyed and wiggle-walked his way from Beat Street to Sesame Street, and from the Rock Steady Crew to…
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Music, All Shook Down Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup: Deltron 3030, E-40, Zion I, and Too $hort Rep the Bay

Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup: Deltron 3030, E-40, Zion I, and Too $hort Rep the Bay

Deltron 3030 (the trio of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala), Zion I and the Grouch, and the powerhouse duo of E-40 and Too $hort are the local names representing the Bay Area at this year's…
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Music, From Oakland Blues to Big Singles

From Oakland Blues to Big Singles

Keyshia Cole's brand of R&B isn't the manufactured, saccharine pap that's choking the marketplace. The Oakland-born singer (who currently resides in Atlanta) takes things back to the meaning of those letters that mark her genre: straight-up rhythm and blues, without…
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Music, Hip Hop's International Overflow

Hip Hop's International Overflow

In case you missed it, hip hop has gone global. One of America's truly homegrown musical genres and social barometers has definitely left the building, as rap has been appropriated and infused with a new vivacity by emcees and producers…
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Music, Reviewed ODB

ODB

Pieced together by an all-star team of producers (RZA, Raekwon, Mark Ronson) and bolstered by guest vocalists like Missy Elliott, Macy Gray, and fellow Wu-Tang alumni Ghostface and Method Man, A Son Unique feels more like a posthumous tribute to…
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Music, Reviewed Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott

Up until 2003's lackluster This Is Not a Test, Missy Elliott was like the student body president of hip hop, getting her yearbook signed by everyone via cameos and showing up in the picture for each important moment in recent…
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Calendar, Night&Day Clich&eacute;-Free Zone

Cliché-Free Zone

Bling-bling, booty dancers, and magnums of Cristal Champagne. Cadillac Escalades with 20-inch rims, a mouth full of 24-carat-gold-capped teeth, and scantily clad "hos" on yachts. These are the materialistic, misogynistic clichés that send some people running for the suburbs at…
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Music, Reviewed Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar is a paunchy, balding indie rocker from Minnesota who creates bawdy R&B and hip hop that critiques the stereotypes of those genres by -- oh God, never mind. I'm bored just saying it. The point is, one…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

When they're not overseeing the revelry at their monthly mash-up night at Cherry Bar, "Bootie," or making sure everyone is sufficiently fucked up and getting into all sorts of mischief at the Stud during their late, late Friday night club…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The booties! The braids! The color-coordinated golf/leisure suits! What's not to love about the Ladies First Tour featuring Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliott? Well, perhaps the fact that in the huge Oakland Arena you're only gonna see the cartoonish…
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Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Da Real World (EastWest) Most hip-hop recording artists initially struggle to gain listeners' attention, but not Missy Elliott. Both on her debut recording, 1997's Supa Dupa Fly, and even on her heralded cameo on Gina Thompson's "The…
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