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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In Print: The Anticon Label Celebrates 15 Years of Offbeat Hip-Hop

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

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In the latest print edition of SF Weekly:

Anticon Turns 15: "Don't get too comfortable" is a recurring lyric on Late Pass, the newest album from East Bay producer and rapper Jel. But you can also think of it as a key piece of wisdom from Anticon, the shape-shifting record label Jel co-founded in the Bay Area 15 years ago this month. What began as a loose collective of rappers and beatmakers based in San Francisco -- more like a clique than a company -- has evolved into a Los Angeles label with more diverse musical offerings than we can adequately summarize. The one thing Anticon hasn't done -- and doesn't do for the dedicated fans who follow its widely varying releases -- is stay comfortable. [continue reading]

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