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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sole & DJ Pain 1 Reinvent Political Rap With "Fuck Google"

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Screen shot from "Fuck Google" music video.
  • Screen shot from "Fuck Google" music video.

When Sole & DJ Pain 1 announced the video premiere of their latest collab yesterday, “Fuck Google,” it came as no surprise that the scratch-and-spit duo tactfully released the track on YouTube, ensuring the sting was long-lasting.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Mark Wahlberg Compares Justin Bieber to Tupac: World Cries

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Yes. You did read the headline correctly: Mark Wahlberg just compared Justin Bieber to Tupac Shakur. Since you -- like us -- probably can't quite believe that just happened, here's the actual (ridiculous) quote:

"The world needs Justin Bieber," Wahlberg opined. "Justin Bieber is like the white Tupac. Compared to a lot of people."

Is he, Wahlberg? Really? That's a bit like saying Lady Gaga is like the white Aretha Franklin -- compared to a lot of people (who've never held microphones). Or that Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch were like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five -- compared to a lot of people (who've never made any music at all).

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Mr. Lif and Brass Menazeri -- You've Never Heard Anything Like This Radness

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 2:42 PM


Wildly popular yet uncompromisingly traditional local party-brass band Brass Menazeri got into a jam with Boston's Mr. Lif. The result is so beautiful it changed our brains just to hear a little bit. Brain different now! Different and better.

Wonderful brain-changing video after the jump.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Cataracs' Campa Gently Reminds Us They're Taking Over Pop Music in 2011

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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After a 2010 in which they made a name for themselves in the

pop/electronic/hip-hop sphere (having produced the chart-topping "Like A G6"

for the Far East Movement), Berkeley natives The Cataracs are primed to blow

up in 2011.

And though they've moved to L.A., they still haven't forgotten

their Bay Area roots, as member Campa links up with Nic-Nac (of the Bay Area

party-rap group Starting Six) on a new track called "Little Devil."

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thao Gets Down and Stays Down with Mirah: New Album in the Works

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:19 PM


How apropos: Indie singer-songwriter-guitarist who only goes by her first name meets other indie singer-songwriter-guitarist who only goes by her first name. They go on tour -- and then decide to record an album together.

Yes: What began as a single set at San Francisco's Noise Pop festival this past spring has blossomed into a full-blown musical relationship. Kill Rock Stars announced this week that Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn's month-long summer tour together was no fling -- they next plan to record together. Said the label: "The two fast friends will cook up an entirely new batch of songs at San Francisco's famed Tiny Telephone Studios with as many Bay Area friends as can be gathered." The album is due out next spring.

So Thao is going to, um, Get Down and Stay Down with Mirah? For an idea of what the partnership will sound like, check out a video of Thao and Mirah working out some kinks on the song "How Dare You" at Thao's house in San Francisco after the jump.

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