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Moe Green, “Change My Life”

Vallejo’s Moe Green uplifting self-help over a K.Roosevelt sample might be cloud rap at its most positive and encouraging, but it also harkens back further to some of 2Pac’s soulful mid-90’s tracks. — Watch

Los Rakas, “Sueño Americano”

​Rich and Dun go beyond just Latin American sounds and vibes to addressing the plights of the Latin American diaspora in America. Latest from the Panamanian-American Bay Area duo and their new album El Negrito Dun Dun y Ricardo.Watch

Prince Po & Oh No, feat. Pharoahe Monch, O.C., “On Smash”

​On a brassy, funky number from Oh No, three vets of the 90’s east coast underground show they haven’t lost a step. It’s another tease at an Organized Konfusion reunion, this time from Prince Po and Oh No’s joint project on Nature Sounds,… — Watch

Full OutKast performance from Coachella 2014

​Who know how long this will last online, but here it is… The first OutKast performance in so many moons, all 92 minutes of it, taped live from Coachella this past weekend. — Watch

Stat Quo, “OutKast Relax”

Chill for a sec… it’s not a new OutKast song. But Stat Quo pays a fitting tribute to the newly reunited duo with a beat sampled from the “Hold On, Be Strong” intro on Aquemini. From his album ATLA: All This Life Allows, Vol. 1. — Watch

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The Infamous Mobb Deep Tour

Mobb Deep

The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Thu, 4/17 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Ankh Marketing Presents

Slick Rick

Yoshi’s San Francisco, CA
Thu, 4/17 8:30pm. Tickets and Info

Juicy J

1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA
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Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
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Paul Mooney

Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Fri, 4/18 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

DJ Drama

Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Sat, 4/19 9:00pm. Tickets and Info

The Up All Night Tour

Yonas

Yoshi’s San Francisco, CA
Sun, 4/20 9:30pm. Tickets and Info

Club Mercy Presents Eyes of the World Tour

The Underachievers

The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Tue, 4/22 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Jean Grae

The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Thu, 4/24 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Spring Session

Tyga w/ Problem

City National Civic, San Jose, CA
Sat, 4/26 7:00pm. Tickets and Info

Martin Luther

Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Wed, 4/30 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

Beach House Tour

Ty Dolla $ign

The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Thu, 5/1 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Chronicle of the Aquarian Mind CD Release Party

Jennifer Johns

Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Thu, 5/1 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Ineffable Music Presents

GZA

The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Tue, 5/6 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Ms. Lauryn Hill

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Mon, 5/12 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Ankh Marketing presents

Zion-I

The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Fri, 5/16 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

People Under the Stairs

The New Parish, Oakland, CA
Fri, 5/16 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents

Iggy Azalea

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Sun, 5/18 7:00pm. Tickets and Info

The Truth Tour

Ledisi

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Wed, 5/21 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

The Cud Life Tour 2014

Kid Cudi

Bill Graham Civic Aud., San Francisco, CA
Fri, 5/23 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Independent Grind Tour

Tech N9ne

Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Mon, 6/2 8:00pm. Tickets and Info



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