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

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

Sizzle Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gave a two-hour demonstration of superhuman abilities at the Warfield last week. Cantlievered out over the crowd as if walking on air, Cave showed a total, almost terrifying command of his rakish torso…
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Music, All Shook Down Will Too $hort's Full-Band Show at Public Works This Month Be a Disaster?

Will Too $hort's Full-Band Show at Public Works This Month Be a Disaster?

Life is, er, too short not to know that one of the Bay Area's most notorious rappers -- the man who made "Blow the Whistle," Get in Where You Fit in, "Blowjob Betty," and countless other somewhat funny/cringe-inducing assaults on…
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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 Local rap godfather E-40 put out three albums just last week, bringing his total album count over the last three years to an astonishing 12, if you count the two he released last year with Too $hort. When this…
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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 • We've been rounding up the best local albums of the year in various genres. Our favorites were made by Ty Segall, Main Attrakionz, Chuck Prophet, E-40 and Too $hort, Two Gallants, Synthetic ID, The Coup, and many more.…
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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 • Good news for fans of Outside Lands: The music festival just requested a permit to remain in Golden Gate Park through 2021, and hopes to expand to 75,000 people per day from 65,000 now. Organizers also proposed to…
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Music, All Shook Down Too $hort Retires His Player Card on VH1's <em>Couples Therapy</em>

Too $hort Retires His Player Card on VH1's Couples Therapy

After seven weeks of sifting through the eye-rolling antics of teenager Courtney Stodden and her 52-year-old husband Doug Hutchison on VH1's Couples Therapy just in order to get two-minute glimpses of the far more genuine explorations of Oakland-reared rapper Too…
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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 • Former Girls singer Christopher Owens debuted his new solo album, Lysandre, at an intimate show in S.F. The album finds Owens more mature and subdued, his baroque folk-pop tunes trading off with a few uptempo rockers. There's also…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: E-40 and Too $hort Pretend They're Insensitive Men in 'Dump Truck'

Watch: E-40 and Too $hort Pretend They're Insensitive Men in 'Dump Truck'

On "Dump Truck," the first single from E-40 and Too $hort's long-awaited collaborative double-album The History Channel (which drops on Nov. 6), the two longtime friends are joined by the youngsters in Travis Porter, which is not an individual but…
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Music, All Shook Down What the Hell Is Too $hort Doing on VH1's <em>Couples Therapy</em>?

What the Hell Is Too $hort Doing on VH1's Couples Therapy?

Legendary Oakland mack Too $hort has found himself in a very unlikely place: on the cast for the second season of VH1 reality show Couples Therapy 2, which premieres on Oct. 3. The pimp-tight rapper, whose real name is Todd…
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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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Flashback If drugging by the government happened today: Sadly it seems like if this happened today in the war on terror, people would just shrug and say, "Well, that's no worse than killing…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 3/15/12: Too $hort Is Stoned and Sloppy at the New Parish

Live Review, 3/15/12: Too $hort Is Stoned and Sloppy at the New Parish

Too $hort March 15, 2012 The New Parish Better than: A version of Girls Gone Wild set at the Oakland Coliseum DMV. It's often been said, probably inaccurately, that the Inuit people have 100 words for snow or something,…
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Music, The New Too $hort: Oakland Rapper Reconsiders His Image After a Scandal

The New Too $hort: Oakland Rapper Reconsiders His Image After a Scandal

For his 19th album, No Trespassing, Too $hort wanted to tweak his image. The Oakland rapper (born Todd Shaw) hired local director Joslyn Rose Lyons to shoot videos that largely steered away from the misogynistic clichés about pimping found in…
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Music, All Shook Down Local Rap Video Roundup: Too $hort Clowns around with Wallpaper. and More

Local Rap Video Roundup: Too $hort Clowns around with Wallpaper. and More

Too $hort is firing off a battery of new videos to support his forthcoming No Trespassing album. The first, "Money On The Floor" (with E-40) revisits a familiar booty-shaking theme (albeit with stunningly cinematic new angles), while "Hey," with Silk-E,…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Rapper Beeda Weeda Borrows Too $hort's Persona, Picks His Five Favorite Songs

Oakland Rapper Beeda Weeda Borrows Too $hort's Persona, Picks His Five Favorite Songs

"I'm kinda like taking the Too $hort persona and putting my own stamp on it," says Oakland-based rapper Beeda Weeda about his upcoming project. Titled Bass Rock Babies, the album is co-signed by $hort Dog, who contributes guest raps…
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Music, All Shook Down Too $hort Is Still Alive, and He's Performing Tomorrow in Oakland

Too $hort Is Still Alive, and He's Performing Tomorrow in Oakland

Maybe you heard last week's Twitter rumor that Oakland rapper Too $hort had died -- it gained enough steam to merit a mention on celebrity gossip sites such as TMZ and Entertainment Weekly. Of course, it wasn't true: "Stop calling…
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Music, All Shook Down SF Rapper San Quinn Reviews His Own Discography

SF Rapper San Quinn Reviews His Own Discography

San Quinn is a certified Bay Area rap veteran. Since dropping his debut, Don't Cross Me, back in 1993, he's gone on to amass a 15-album discography, with his latest project, Can't Take The Ghetto Out A Ni**a, released…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Rapper Too $hort Is Holding a Fundraiser for S.F. Mayoral Candidate Leland Yee

Oakland Rapper Too $hort Is Holding a Fundraiser for S.F. Mayoral Candidate Leland Yee

And in the category of "we didn't know he cared!" we bring you this news: Too $hort -- naughty Oakland rapper, major Warriors fan, and scourge of conservative types everywhere -- is holding a fundraiser for S.F. mayoral candidate…
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Music, All Shook Down 40 Glocc's "Welcome to California Remix" Features an Impressive Show of Statewide Rap Unity

40 Glocc's "Welcome to California Remix" Features an Impressive Show of Statewide Rap Unity

Not since West Coast All-Stars' 1990 track "We're All in the Same Gang" has California had a song and video professing such interstate unity as the "Welcome to California Remix" from SoCal gangster rapper 40 Glocc -- it features Snoop…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Prince Aries Talks Bay Area Rap, Loving Too $hort, and Why Busta Rhymes Is a Jerk

DJ Prince Aries Talks Bay Area Rap, Loving Too $hort, and Why Busta Rhymes Is a Jerk

Prince Aries has been a presence in the Bay Area's hip-hop scene for more than a decade now, holding down VJ duties on the Distortion 2 Static show, throwing local rap parties, and now releasing a mixtape that combines exclusive…
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