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Music, Adele, Future Queen of Divas

Adele, Future Queen of Divas

Adele will never be a diva. Too nice. Too British. Hardly redoubtable. The other conditions are there, though: The big, honking, wood-smoked voice; the imposing vocal and physical presence; the glassy-eyed beauty, with that faint divot of a cleft chin;…
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Music, Nas and Damian Marley show the wrong way to Africa

Nas and Damian Marley show the wrong way to Africa

"Who says we can't go to Africa?" Those immortal words are uttered by Sincere, played by rapper Nas, in the gripping (if narratively challenged) 1998 film, Belly. They're words of hope, a desire to return to something original, a home…
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Music, B.o.B is about to get ridiculously popular

B.o.B is about to get ridiculously popular

On April 27, the first rap album of 2010 that matters will be released. How much rap will appear on The Adventures of Bobby Ray is still a mystery. But the recent hip-hop trend of paradigm-shifting MCs continues with the…
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Music, The Jay-Z state of mind

The Jay-Z state of mind

You have to get in a space where you can't even all the way listen to your friends, because they love you so much that they have places they want you to be." So says Jay-Z, on the subject of…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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