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    Music, All Shook Down Wyclef to Play USF in Feb.

    Wyclef to Play USF in Feb.

    The ex-Fugee who let The Rock singlehandedly destroy his career makes an appearance next month. Wyclef's bringing his protege Sun in support of her upcoming album and current single, "China Wine." Here's hoping 'Clef doesn't pull a Rock on…
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    Music, Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    Now that everybody can (and does) have his 15 minutes of fame, it's about time we completely overhauled Mr. Warhol's prediction, especially when it comes to hip hop: In the future, let's hope that no genre of music has more…
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    Pras Ghetto Supastar (Columbia) A solo recording from a member of the best-selling rap group of the '90s should be a piece of cake, but, things got complicated for Prakazrel "Pras" Michel en route to the dessert table. Pras, one-third…
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    Tabla Manners

    Anyone who's ever scoffed at the term "one-world music" should listen to the Cornershop song "Jullandar Shere," whose two versions "6 a.m." and "7:20 a.m." both open and close 1995's Woman's Gotta Have It. After a Punjabi-language introduction, which translates…
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    Redemption Song

    Signs from god are where you find them: Lightning flickered throughout the Fugees' short outdoor set at South by Southwest in Austin last week, and after nearly every bright flash, guitarist/rapper (and son of a preacherman) Wyclef Jean gazed questioningly…
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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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