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Ghostface: Show Preview

The Wu-Tang Clan is in the midst of a mini-revival at the moment. Head honcho RZA directed and starred in The Man With the Iron Fists. GZA is working on a long-promised new album. And Ghostface has teamed up with…
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Music, Antwon's Twisted Vision: Sex Rap, Punk Vibes, and Kid Rock

Antwon's Twisted Vision: Sex Rap, Punk Vibes, and Kid Rock

It's Valentine's Day, and Antwon is on the roof of his San Jose apartment tweeting about Kid Rock. Earlier this morning, the 26-year-old rapper released In Dark Denim, an 11-song mixtape that showcases his gruff voice reciting noirish sex-raps over…
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Music, Hear This Cam'ron: Show Preview

Cam'ron: Show Preview

Cam'ron closed out last year by allegedly stiffing fans at a New Year's Eve warehouse party in Brooklyn, but the former Dipset figurehead started 2013 by dropping the slinky and well-received new track "You Know This." At his most persuasive,…
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Music, Hear This IamSu!: Show Preview

IamSu!: Show Preview

This will go down as having been a breakthrough year for Richmond-raised rapper IamSu! His profile went national after he put in a starring stint on Bay Area ambassador E-40's hit "Function," and he solidified his talent with last month's…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

Top Five Musician-Based Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser Right Now

2012 has seen a bumper batch of musician-helmed video games hitting the Internet. They're ostensibly meant to promote an artist's latest release, but also act as snappy diversions to play in your browser while you should be concentrating on something…
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Music, All Shook Down Rapper IamSu! Explains Five Favorite Songs Off His New Mixtape, <i>$uzy 6 $peed</i>

Rapper IamSu! Explains Five Favorite Songs Off His New Mixtape, $uzy 6 $peed

IamSu! is ending the year as one of the brightest new rap talents on the West Coast. Having seen his profile soar off the back of a starring turn on E-40's "Function" earlier this year, the Richmond-raised rapper dropped the…
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Music, Main Attrakionz Move Beyond Cloud Rap

Main Attrakionz Move Beyond Cloud Rap

The Main Attrakionz story starts with a karaoke machine in the basement of a house on 43rd and Market streets in Oakland. Down there, in the house where he lived, Damondre Grice began recording lo-fi rap songs with Charles Glover…
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Music, All Shook Down New Orleans Rapper Dee-1 on Meeting Lil Wayne and Playing Basketball with Master P

New Orleans Rapper Dee-1 on Meeting Lil Wayne and Playing Basketball with Master P

Back when he was in high school, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was working at a local Circuit City store when Lil Wayne came in and ordered a TV. Dee ended up installing the goggle-box into Weezy's car. These days, Dee…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Tracks From the New <i>Darkest Before Dawn</i>  Bay Area Rap Compilation

Top Five Tracks From the New Darkest Before Dawn Bay Area Rap Compilation

Yesterday, Atlanta-based production unit SMKA released Darkest Before Dawn, a 10-track album compilation that showcases the best of the Bay's MCs spitting over their beats. Featuring a roll call of rappers that includes Shady Blaze, The Jacka, Mistah FAB, Richie…
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Music, All Shook Down Aesop Rock and Dark Time Sunshine Will Give You a Haircut You'll Regret at the Fillmore

Aesop Rock and Dark Time Sunshine Will Give You a Haircut You'll Regret at the Fillmore

Ever find yourself fantasizing about receiving an extreme haircut on stage at The Fillmore while Aesop Rock performs a song? Well, that's precisely what's going down this Sunday when Aesop performs "Racing Stripes," a song about getting a bad trim,…
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Music, Hear This Dillon Francis: Show Preview

Dillon Francis: Show Preview

Skrillex's OWSLA label continues to blaze on, with Dillon Francis next up to shine. Francis, an L.A.-based DJ and producer, has earned a reputation for creating monstrous moombahton music that causes eruptions of euphoria on the dancefloor, not least due…
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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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