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Music, Reviewed R.A. the Rugged Man

R.A. the Rugged Man

A certain legend surrounds R.A. the Rugged Man. A rapper so talented he was the subject of a major-label bidding war in the mid-'90s, R.A. was also so reviled that he was eventually blackballed by nearly every label and banned…
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Music, Reviewed J-Zone

J-Zone

The cover alone is enough to have you in stitches: J-Zone lounging on the beach wearing a full-length fur coat, a martini in hand, a boombox by his side. It's a sign that the Queens rapper and producer responsible for…
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Music, Reviewed The Beatnuts

The Beatnuts

These frat boys of East Coast rap return to the scene with their sixth album, a mixture of funky productions and juvenile rhymes. Not much has changed for Psycho Les and Juju since their early '90s sleepers like "Lick the…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Thursday, Thursday, THURSDAY! The monsters of instrumental hip hop invade San Francisco when Sixtoo and DJ Signify roll into town. As Nova Scotia's finest rapper/producer, Sixtoo hits the road in support of his latest, Chewing on Glass and Other Miracle…
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Music, Reviewed DJ Zeph

DJ Zeph

Much like this album's recycling company namesake, San Francisco party DJ-turned-producer Zeph picks through sonic leftovers to create something fresh and new on his second LP, for which he invited a posse of the bay's finest MCs to lend a…
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Music, Reviewed Sixtoo

Sixtoo

Armed with a Fender Rhodes piano he got from his girlfriend for his 29th birthday, a bass guitar, a friend's drum kit, his trusty MPC 2000XL sequencer, and a couple of close friends, Canadian producer Sixtoo, aka Robert Squire, set…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature Record Holders

Record Holders

Flying to a DJ gig with my records always entails the same conversation: Old guy on the plane: What do you have in the bag? Looks heavy! Me: They're records. Old guy: Records? Vinyl records? Me: Yup. Old guy: Kids…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

You hear it everywhere. It's almost unavoidable: "Slow Jamz," Twista's breakout hit single in which the lyricist, rapping at the speed of sound, celebrates the classic love songs that get every lady in the mood: "Let me get ya sheets…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

Through 10 years and almost as many different locations, "Club Dread" has been rockin' steady as the Bay Area's oldest reggae music weekly. In its latest incarnation at Studio Z, the night delivers a dose of dancehall, roots, and dub…
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Music, Come Gurp With Me

Come Gurp With Me

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he talks. When San Francisco rapper Z Man – first name Zamon, last name Christmas Tree (or so he insists) – waxes eloquent about "gurping" and his "rellies," he…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

When the Beastie Boys proclaimed, "This one goes out to my man the Groove Merchant/ Comin' through with the beats that I've been searchin'," on 1992's Check Your Head, they solidified the Lower Haight record store's rightful place in hip…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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