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    Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Buck 65 -- Situation

    CD Review: Buck 65 -- Situation

    Buck 65 Situation (Strange Famous) Not to minimize Buck 65's abilities as a rhymer, but it must be said: the greatest thing this man has brought to contemporary hip-hop is dirt. There's dirt and noise and grime and spilled…
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    Music, Hear This Nevada City: a gold mine once again with folkster Alela Diane

    Nevada City: a gold mine once again with folkster Alela Diane

    Since his early years with Anticon, Rhode Island-based MC Sage Francis has crafted his hip-hop tableau using painfully intimate admissions and intricate metaphors. On his latest album, Human The Death Dance, Francis implores us to "stop calling it emo" —…
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    Music, Hip Hop, Year 2 A.J.

    Hip Hop, Year 2 A.J.

    If hip hop had a theme song in 2005, it wasn't "Gold Digger" or "Lose Control" or "Candy Shop," or any tune that contained Mike Jones' phone number. Instead, it was that old standard by the Original Rapper himself, Lou…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    In this year's "hot" issue, Rolling Stone named Buck 65 "hot indie rapper." As usual, Rolling Stone doesn't know dick. As Buck 65 (aka Richard Terfry) will be the first to tell you, he's not really a rapper. He's just…
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    Music, Reviewed Omid

    Omid

    Los Angeles' best-kept secret might not be its taco stands, but a local hip hop producer by the name of Omid Walizadeh. Since the early '90s, Walizadeh has been making tracks for some of the finest rappers in the L.A.…
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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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