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In the rest of America, it may be no more than a holiday for dazed deviants, but in the Republic of the Bay, where there are more bongs than Republicans, 4/20 is something special. It's a day for family and…
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Of all of hip hop's sonic tangents, from turntablism to crunk to Miami bass, beat-boxing is among the most endearing, if not exactly the most enduring. Its practitioners can summon a gasping, booming, and bouncing universe of sound from enclosed…
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Hailing from a country of "undisclosed origin" and issuing scathing critiques of American international policy in the name of "foreign rap," the Bay Area's Mr. Lexicon -- Iced Grille, Tex Binder, and Ron Pipes III -- would appear to be…
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A Future Primitive Soundsession isn't so much a club night as it is a modern urban carnival. Video projections slice between waves of hybrid, genreless music while turntable theatrics compliments of dueling DJs inspire live paintings by graffiti legends. There's…
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Sly, absurd, and more prolific than God, MC/producer MF Doom was crowned '04's king of the underground after releasing a half-dozen proper albums and numerous instrumental records in the past year and a half. Aesthetically, Doom is a bottom feeder.…
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NYC MC and Anti-Pop Consortium member Beans stands as the finest example of what used to be called glitch-hop -- a late-'90s/early-'00s subgenre that attempted to temper the rough literalism of independent hip hop with the splintered abstraction of intelligent…
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This past year, a harvest of dewy-eyed club promoters poked their oddly dyed and oddly shaved scalps above the salted soils of San Francisco's nightlife and started throwing parties that suggest a new kind of homo scene, one that reaches…
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If superstar DJs were monster trucks, DJ Tiësto would be Bigfoot, the mother of all crushers. Instead of squashing Datsuns, though, Tiësto (Tijs Verwest) destroys dance floors with his six-hour trance sets. During the late '90s, his remixes of everything…
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