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Music, All Shook Down Watch: A-1, Sayknowledge, and Richie Cunning Freestyle in a Lyft Car

Watch: A-1, Sayknowledge, and Richie Cunning Freestyle in a Lyft Car

In 100 years, people will look back at this video and say, "That was San Francisco in 2014. Three local musicians all sat in a Lyft -- a car working for one of many informal rideshare companies that competed against…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen: S.F. Rapper Richie Cunning Rips Through a Classic Beat on "Salute"

Listen: S.F. Rapper Richie Cunning Rips Through a Classic Beat on "Salute"

"Juice (Know The Ledge)" came on the jukebox," says hardworking S.F. rapper Richie Cunning. "I hadn't heard it in a while, and the…
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Music, All Shook Down Thizzler's Bay Area Freshmen 10 Cypher: Local Hip-Hop Tries To Get Its Game On

Thizzler's Bay Area Freshmen 10 Cypher: Local Hip-Hop Tries To Get Its Game On

Bay Area Freshmen 10 Class of 2011 Star Cypher Rafael Casal, Richie Cunning, Mike-Dash-E, Show Banga, Young Bari, Damey, Young Gully, Lil Rae, Symba, Cousin Fix, Nikatine Da King, Shady Blaze, Erik Tha Jerk, Mistah FAB, Stevie Joe, Big Rich,…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Richie Cunning's "City Boy" Makes Chop-Suey Out of "Don't Stop Believing"

Watch: Richie Cunning's "City Boy" Makes Chop-Suey Out of "Don't Stop Believing"

"I've done shows so packed, I crowd-surfed to the bar/ I've done shows so wack, I left the merch in the car." So here's Richie Cunning, hard-grindin' S.F. rapper extraordinaire, back with "City Boy," a new Giants-saluting/struggle-encapsulating video. The clip…
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Music, All Shook Down Take a Ride on Muni with SF Rapper Richie Cunning in "The Station"

Take a Ride on Muni with SF Rapper Richie Cunning in "The Station"

Regular readers of this blog will know we've got a big thing for the city-centric boom-bap of Richie Cunning, an S.F. native and rapper extraordinaire. The man builds classic jazz and soul samples into head-nodding beats, then rhymes detail-laden,…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Richie Cunning and Crew Get Wrecked in New "Rec Your Life" Video

Watch Richie Cunning and Crew Get Wrecked in New "Rec Your Life" Video

Local rapper and All Shook Down Fest veteran Richie Cunning and his Rec League aren't exactly role models, kids -- they like drinking, and they like drinking a lot. "Rec League in the building/Raise the flag/Start takin' Beam shots like…
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Music, All Shook Down Fest Recap: Our Five Favorite Moments

All Shook Down Fest Recap: Our Five Favorite Moments

1. At midnight, Crystal Castles emerged from a soupy, fog-filled blackness amid obliterating strobe lights, kicking off their headlining set with the unsettling "Doe Deer," then the anthemic "Baptism." As bass shook the room, frontwoman Alice Glass writhed in the…
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Music, All Shook Down All Shook Down: Battlehooch Tells Us to Do Weird Things, Plus Con Brio and Richie Cunning

All Shook Down: Battlehooch Tells Us to Do Weird Things, Plus Con Brio and Richie Cunning

Better than: A company picnic. Saturday night was…
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Music, All Shook Down Isn't Your Average Music Fest

All Shook Down Isn't Your Average Music Fest

Looking at the list of performers for this year's All Shook Down Music Fest, you could be forgiven for thinking it's a bit strange. At the top of the list is Crystal Castles, a dark synth-pop duo whose best-known song,…
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Music, All Shook Down Richie Cunning on San Francisco, Stevie Wonder, and the Wonders of Google Image Search

Richie Cunning on San Francisco, Stevie Wonder, and the Wonders of Google Image Search

The easiest way to recognize local rapper Richie Cunning in a crowded room is by the Giants hat he's probably wearing. Born and raised in San Francisco, Cunning often raps about the city he calls home, the city he loves.…
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Music, All Shook Down Song of the Day: Richie Cunning

Song of the Day: Richie Cunning

More love for Richie Cunning from SF Weekly. The recent member of the Thizzler Bay Area Freshmen 10 class dropped a new song a couple of days ago, which samples "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,…
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Music, All Shook Down Richie Cunning On Tour with Hieroglyphics: Now Captured in a Silly Video

Richie Cunning On Tour with Hieroglyphics: Now Captured in a Silly Video

So by now you know we're fans of up-and-coming S.F. rapper Richie Cunning -- what, with us having him throw down at our little shindig last Friday and all. (Yeah, be sorry you missed it!) Well, Cunning and his crew…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Photos from <i>SF Weekly's</i> All Shook Down Pop-Up Party

Friday: Photos from SF Weekly's All Shook Down Pop-Up Party

You came. You saw. You got free PBR -- if you were on the early side, and if not, you probably made the corner store owners of the Lower Haight happy. You caught Blackbird Blackbird sending wisps of electronic psychedelia…
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Music, All Shook Down In Case You Haven't Heard, We're Having a Free Party This Friday with Richie Cunning and Blackbird Blackbird

In Case You Haven't Heard, We're Having a Free Party This Friday with Richie Cunning and Blackbird Blackbird

Yeah, so, not that there isn't a ton of good stuff going on tomorrow evening, as with any normal Friday in S.F., but we'd love to meet you at the Fifty24Gallery in Lower Haight. We'll be holding court there with…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Opening Bands to Catch This Week

Five Opening Bands to Catch This Week

With SF Popfest firing up this Thursday -- and spring tour season in full-bloom -- show-goers should anticipate plenty of hot opening bands this week. Here are five that deserve a solid effort on your part to get there early.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Zen Buddha of the N-Judah: Rapper Richie Cunning

The Zen Buddha of the N-Judah: Rapper Richie Cunning

From this week's issue of SF Weekly: Some San Franciscans make a Mission burrito run as soon as they return to town. Rapper and producer Richie Cunning just takes a deep breath and says, "Oh, thank God." He loves the…
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Music, The Zen Buddha of the N-Judah: Rapper Richie Cunning

The Zen Buddha of the N-Judah: Rapper Richie Cunning

Some San Franciscans make a Mission burrito run as soon as they return to town. Rapper and producer Richie Cunning just takes a deep breath and says, "Oh, thank God." He loves the city's air enough to give it a…
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Video of the Day: Richie Cunning

Local rapper Richie Cunning is about to drop his Night Train CD, which comes out January 15. This promo video for the record is pretty stunning. Shot by Trevor Traynor, the video is a composite of flashes of San…
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