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Music, "Distortion 2 Static" Turns off the Mic After 10 Years

"Distortion 2 Static" Turns off the Mic After 10 Years

"Me and Ariel Nuñez walked into the public access TV studio on a Friday in 2002, and they gave us a time slot for that Monday!" Halline Overby, who performs under the name DJ Haylow, is recounting the day that…
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Music, BeatBox Badu and Questlove: Show Preview

Badu and Questlove: Show Preview

San Francisco production company Ankh Marketing has brought top-quality soul and hip-hop DJ events and live concerts to the city for the past seven years, often in support of local sociopolitical causes, and celebrates its birthday this week with a…
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Music, The Park provides solid rhythm and a safe playspace

The Park provides solid rhythm and a safe playspace

The Park is probably the best San Francisco band you don't know you've heard. With its knack for modern updates of the vintage soul, jazz, and funk sounds hip-hop producers have sampled for years, the trio has lately kept busy…
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Music, The Roots discuss hip-hop’s second jazz age

The Roots discuss hip-hop’s second jazz age

Hey, Bay Area: Don't tell anyone, but Questlove thinks you're special. According to the Roots' drummer, our music scene is unique in fostering acts that cross genres the way pedestrians cross streets. "You come from one of three places that…
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Schools of Thought

Hip hop has passed through a dazzling number of movements over the past 15 years, from old school to new school, from Afrocentrism to gangsta rap, from true school to the next school. As such, the current hip-hop climate is…
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