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Music, All Shook Down New New: Berner and ANTWON Drop Fresh Releases Today

New New: Berner and ANTWON Drop Fresh Releases Today

Hempire by Berner Berner's 18-track Hempire clocks in at over an hour and features a long-list of big name guest artists, among them Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, K…
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Music, All Shook Down Minnesota Rapper Allan Kingdom Talks Learning Protools in High School, Changing His Phone Number, and How He Got A Verse on Kanye West's "All Day"

Minnesota Rapper Allan Kingdom Talks Learning Protools in High School, Changing His Phone Number, and How He Got A Verse on Kanye West's "All Day"

If you're into hip-hop and up-and-coming rappers, then Canada-born, Minnesota-raised Allan Kingdom simply must be on your radar. The 22-year-old, who comes from Tanzanian and South African roots, is known for his wicked-fast lyrical prowess and hard-hitting verses. He…
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Music, All Shook Down Drake Shares First Look of His Whiskey Line, Virginia Black

Drake Shares First Look of His Whiskey Line, Virginia Black

Alcoholic beverage lines seems to be a popular trend amongst rappers. E-40 has already released a few liquor brands (Earl Stevens Collection wines, Slurricane, and E-40 malt liquor), while P. Diddy has Ciroc vodka and DeLeón Tequila and Nicki…
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Music, All Shook Down Twelve of E-40's Most Funny and Creative Lyrics

Twelve of E-40's Most Funny and Creative Lyrics

There's no denying that E-40 has a zany, entirely unique voice in the rap world. And the fact that the Vallejo native has some of the most creative, off-the-wall lyrics only makes this better. To help get you through…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Proves That She's Got More to Offer Than Just "How Does It Feel"

Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Proves That She's Got More to Offer Than Just "How Does It Feel"

Kamaiyah, the 21-year-old Oakland rapper behind 2015's fiscally-focused banger, "How Does It Feel," dropped her debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto today. The 16-track project features ratchet rapper YG and Oakland R&B singer Netta Brielle and is heavily produced…
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Music, All Shook Down D.M.V. Rapper GoldLink Speaks the Truth

D.M.V. Rapper GoldLink Speaks the Truth

It’s easy to miss lyrics in a GoldLink song, given the 22-year-old’s quick vocal pace. Listen closely though, and you’ll catch something. Hate my uncle on my mama side, we started beefin' / Kicked me out house, yeah I…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Oakland Rapper Beejus Unveils His Newest Album, <i>Beesmoove 2</i>

Premiere: Oakland Rapper Beejus Unveils His Newest Album, Beesmoove 2

West Oakland rapper Beejus (born Brandon Robinson) unveils his eighth album, Beesmoove 2, today on All Shook Down (available for download on Sunday, Feb. 28). The 12-track project, produced almost entirely by Beejus’ friend and fellow West Oakland native…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Things We Learned About Long Beach Rapper Vince Staples

Six Things We Learned About Long Beach Rapper Vince Staples

Fresh after playing a private, corporate show in Keystone, Colorado for the clothing brand Zumiez, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples hopped on the phone with SF Weekly to answer a few questions. The 22-year-old dropped his critically-acclaimed debut album, Summertime…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. The Jacka: <i>Thizzler</i> Celebrates The Rapper's Life With a Month-Long Interview Series

R.I.P. The Jacka: Thizzler Celebrates The Rapper's Life With a Month-Long Interview Series

On Feb. 2, 2015, local Bay Area rap legend, The Jacka, was fatally shot at the age of 37. To commemorate the MC (born Dominick Newton, from Pittsburg), Thizzler is dedicating the month of February to him. "Jack History…
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Music, All Shook Down Antwon Needed Two Phones in New "JACUZZI" Video Because He's Important

Antwon Needed Two Phones in New "JACUZZI" Video Because He's Important

Antwon dropped a video for "JACUZZI" today ahead of his new EP Double Ecstasy, which is due out later this fall. The rapper, originally out of San Jose, has strong ties to the Bay Area punk community he grew up…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Hieroglyphics' Casual Pens Book on Actual Hieroglyphics

Moment of Truth: Hieroglyphics' Casual Pens Book on Actual Hieroglyphics

Shortly after co-founding Oakland’s legendary Hieroglyphics crew in 1997, Casual helped cement the crew’s role in Bay Area hip-hop history, dropping classic bars on 3rd Eye Vision like: MC's is like chemicals, watch me dissolve em Petty individuals infestin hip-hop…
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Music, All Shook Down Anthony Dragons Discusses His Show With Curren$y and Forthcoming Mixtape

Anthony Dragons Discusses His Show With Curren$y and Forthcoming Mixtape

Though Anthony Dragons is a pretty accomplished local rapper, he's had a hard time settling on a name for himself — which is why you may not have heard of him despite the fact he has opened for Kendrick…
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Music, All Shook Down Queens D.Light: The Powerful Rapper

Queens D.Light: The Powerful Rapper

Effects sputter, a saxophone sample hovers into the atmosphere, and a smooth bass rolls into a jazzy drum loop as Queens D. Light announces her arrival: “I’m everything special, future now retro.” The simple opening flow, encapsulates so much…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt Don't Give a Fuck

Live Review: Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt Don't Give a Fuck

Action Bronson Earl Sweatshirt Remy Banks DJ Alchemist Meyhem Lauren The Warfield April 7th, 2015 Better Than: Spending all day sulking about losing The Bold Italic (I did and it sucked so BACK OFF!) [read in the style of Adam…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: To Pimp A Butterfly Gets Inside Kendrick Lamar's Conscience

Moment of Truth: To Pimp A Butterfly Gets Inside Kendrick Lamar's Conscience

Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City (GKMC) changed the course of my life. Straight up. I wouldn’t be writing these words had I not delved into the lyrics and stories on that album. I fell in love with hip-hop…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: IamSu! Goes Union Square Noir in "Losin' Ft. CJ"

Watch: IamSu! Goes Union Square Noir in "Losin' Ft. CJ"

There's practically an entire genre of music video that revolves around two basic elements: San Francisco at night, and black-and-white imagery. The latest quality contribution comes from fast-rising Bay Area rapper IamSu!, who finds Union Square, the Stockton Tunnel, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Snoop Dogg Doubts Gays Will Ever Be Accepted in Rap

Snoop Dogg Doubts Gays Will Ever Be Accepted in Rap

In a new interview with the UK Guardian, Snoop Dogg dishes on a huge range of subjects: his metamorphosis into Snoop Lion, how many joints he smokes per day, and whether he'd ever consider going into politics. (Also, how to…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Antwon's "3rd World Grrl" Is the Bay Area Party-Rap Song of the Year So Far

Watch: Antwon's "3rd World Grrl" Is the Bay Area Party-Rap Song of the Year So Far

Behold, Antwon. The San Jose rapper's End of Earth mixtape made our list of the best local rap releases of 2012, and his latest tape, last week's In Dark Denim, is even better. (Grab it here.) The highlight and first…
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Music, All Shook Down The 10 Best Bay Area Hip-Hop Records of 2012

The 10 Best Bay Area Hip-Hop Records of 2012

It's been another big year in Bay Area hip-hop, with one huge collaboration album from two local greats and lots of strong releases from young local upstarts. So before the world ends, let's round up the 10 best Bay Area…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Nas Albums Better Than <i>Illmatic</i>

Five Nas Albums Better Than Illmatic

Illmatic is fine. A hardass young upstart rapper plays an old pro over dusty, eerie (read: "cinematic") beats with samples that never fully conjoin and keeps it all under 40 minutes. It's an ideal debut. What it's not is a…
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