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Music, Flight of Issue: How E-40's Heir Veered From the Family Line

Flight of Issue: How E-40's Heir Veered From the Family Line

Emari Stevens came from one of the few Bay Area families that could be called a hip-hop dynasty. His father, Earl Stevens, is better known as E-40, a local emcee who has sustained a 30-year string of radio hits. Scattered…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to a Mini-Mix of Lazer Sword's Upcoming Debut Album

Listen to a Mini-Mix of Lazer Sword's Upcoming Debut Album

Stop us if you've heard enough, but we've got even more to share with you from the long-overdue debut record by the San Francisco ex-pats of Lazer Sword. We're only a couple weeks away from the release date of Low Limit's…
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Music, All Shook Down

Turf Talk in the NY Times

Kalefa Sanneh has been steadily plugging the work of Bay Area rap vet Turf Talk in the NY Times as of late. Back in June, he gave West Coast Vaccine a plug, writing that although the disc was a little…
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Music, The Future of Hyphy?

The Future of Hyphy?

Some say that this thing of ours, this hyphy music, is dead. The national hip-hop community never really accepted us, pop audiences never understood us, and politicians lambasted our influence (god forbid suburbanites ghostride their SUVs). Even within the Bay,…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

Hyphy Hitz purports to contain the essential songs of the Bay Area's contemporary strain of hip hop. Only just released, it is already one of the best hyphy compilations on the market, a clear snapshot of the largely synth-driven, high-energy…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

God bless You Tube (www.youtube.com), an insane time-suck of a Web site containing approximately eleventy-billion video clips of pop-cultural ephemera. (For example, if you've yet to see the spoof Brokeback to the Future, now you know where to go.) Thanks…
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News, Feature Zion I

Zion I

On a warm Indian summer night, I wind my way through East Oakland's Jingle Town neighborhood and pull into Studio 880, a labyrinthine complex that's home to a video editing company, a graphic design firm, and recording studios where local…
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