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Childish Gambino, “I’d Die Without You” Live on BBC Radio 1

​Childish Gambino takes a trip over the pond and covers one of PM Dawn’s most memorable tracks. (Boomerang soundtrack, y’all.) — Watch

SZA feat. Isaiah Rashad, “Warm Winds”

​The two Top Dawg rookies collaborate for a wispy, feathery, nature-filled vibe. From SZA’s new album Z.Watch

Snoop feat. Mavado, Popcaan, “Lighters Up”

Video from Snoop’s reggae project with Mavado and Popcaan, production courtesy of Major Lazer. — Watch

Souls of Mischief: There is Only Now

Snoop joins Oakland originators Souls of Mischief to illuminate the ultimate truth: THERE IS ONLY NOW. New Souls album available now. — Watch

Interview: Dilated Peoples Dropping Perspectives

Evidence, Rakaa, and Babu share knowledge on the writing process, how the internet has changed the rap game, and how they’ve kept their team dynamic timeless while making their new album, Directors of Photography. Filmed during this summer’s… — More

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Childish Gambino, “I’d Die Without You” Live on BBC Radio 1

UPCOMING EVENTS
San Francisco Bay Area change

Oakland Music Festival 2014

Dom Kennedy and SZA


Sat, 9/27 12:00pm. Tickets and Info

All Members!

Wu-Tang Clan

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Sat, 9/27 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

End of Quarter Party

DJ D-Sharp DJ MACKSWELL

Mercer, San Francisco, CA
Sat, 9/27 9:00pm. Tickets and Info

FKA Mos Def

Yasiin Bey

Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Tue, 10/7 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

How the West Was Won

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, The Game

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mtn View, CA
Fri, 10/10 9:00pm. Tickets and Info

Erykah Badu and Childish Gambino

Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA
Fri, 10/17 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

Time is Illmatic Tour

NAS

Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Tue, 10/21 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

These Days Tour

AB-SOUL

Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Wed, 10/22 7:00pm. Tickets and Info

Heartbreak Halloween

Iamsu! and Sage the Gemini

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Fri, 10/31 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

No Genre Tour

B.o.B. with Kevin Gates

Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Sun, 11/2 7:00pm. Tickets and Info

Tyler, the Creator

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Thu, 12/18 8:00pm. Tickets and Info



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Lil B, “No Black Person Is Ugly”

​Not even Kevin Durant. It’s a mellowed out and contemplative Based God from his upcoming mixtape, Ultimate Bitch. Watch

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Common feat. Jhené Aiko, “Blak Majik” Live on Kimmel

Common with singer/rapper Jhené Aiko performing a solid track off Nobody’s Smiling. Not an inspired vocal performance here, because, Jimmy Kimmel Live. … Watch

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Ab-Soul feat. Mac Miller, ScHoolboy Q, “Hunnid Stax’

​Ab-Soul, Q, Mac Miller, and a small army of girls in leotards explain what to do with a stack of hunnids. Off of Ab-Soul’s latest TDE release These Days. Watch

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Donnis feat. IAMSU!, Jay Ant, “Absolutely”

It’s sunny in San Francisco and that’s enough reason to party. Donnis, IAMSU! and Jay Ant rock a beat that is undeniably from the Bay. Watch

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Bun B - Triller ft. Kirko Bangz

​Underground King and gangsta professor Bun B living the trill life with smooth vocals from Bangz. Watch

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Bun B - Triller ft. Kirko Bangz

​Underground King and gangsta professor Bun B living the trill life with smooth vocals from Bangz. Watch

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J. Cole and MC Keem: Hip-hop in #Ferguson

Like Street Reporters video from the Washington Post. Hip-hop artists speak on the Ferguson movement. Watch

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Souls of Mischief: There is Only Now

Snoop joins Oakland originators Souls of Mischief to illuminate the ultimate truth: THERE IS ONLY NOW. New Souls album available now. Watch

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Album Review: Dilated Peoples “Directors of Photography”

Dilated Peoples has maintained a brand and vibe with mad integrity for years, “timeless,” as DJ Babu has described it. But while they’ve stayed a… Read

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Interview: Dilated Peoples Dropping Perspectives

Evidence, Rakaa, and Babu share knowledge on the writing process, how the internet has changed the rap game, and how they’ve kept their team dynamic… Read

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Dom Kennedy, “After School”

​School’s out in LA, and Dom got stories about what happens next. Off of Get Home Safely. Watch

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Chuck Inglish feat. Sulaiman, DJ Izzo, “Keith Sweat”

​Chuck invites some of his fellow Chicagoans Sulaiman and DJ Izzo to pump up this twitchy, bass-heavy track that has equal parts early 80’s New York and early… Watch

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ScHoolboy Q, “Yay Yay” Live at Pitchfork

Pitchfork’s cameras were rolling when ScHoolboy Q performed his pre-Oxymoron single at their festival earlier this summer. Also check out their footage of his… Watch

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ArtOfficial, “Two Things”

​The Miami-based hip-hop/jazz fusion project performs (rather casually in some basement somewhere) an improvised version of their track from their latest EP Knives. Watch

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Rick Ross, “Supreme”

​This is what it looks like when Rick Ross is having fun. From his latest album Mastermind. Watch

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Hyype, “Lone Blade”

A shrouded Hyype takes a page from feudal Japan (and clips from Samurai Champloo) to explain his bushido-inspired outlook. Off of Divine Minded. Watch

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Rasco, “9 Lives”

​San Fran underground vet and member of the Cali Agents resurfaces, and explains how he ain’t dead yet. From his new EP 7 Days. Watch

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Georgia Anne Muldrow, “Dimension”

Melodic yet off-kilter, Georgia Anne Muldrow’s track is languid and mellow, with her showing little concern for putting two feet on the ground. ​Off of her… Watch