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Fashawn - Higher

California’s ​Fashawn sharing beautiful images of fatherhood, culture, and mental elevation with latest release from album The Ecology available now. — Watch

Hip-hop History: Black Star - Definition

1, 2, 3…Mos Def and Talib Kweli… If you didn’t just sing that in your head, you need this on repeat. From the ever-powerful Black Star, released 2002. — Watch

Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

  Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly twenty years. His artistic mind and tremendous talent give rise to the kind of music that…More

Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. — Watch

Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. — Watch

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UPCOMING EVENTS
San Francisco Bay Area change

Goodie MOB's

Big Gipp

Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Tue, 5/5 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

AKA Erykah Badu

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown

1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA
Fri, 5/8 10:00pm. Tickets and Info

Summer Soul Roller Disco with

Peanut Butter Wolf

Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Sat, 5/9 9:00pm. Tickets and Info

Choose Your Weapon Tour

Hiatus Kaiyote

The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Tue, 5/19 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

Ed Lover Presents Soul Siesta

Mint Condition, Kelly Price, and more!


Fri, 5/22 11:00am. Tickets and Info

The Hustle Continues Tour

Juicy J

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Sat, 5/23 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

The Yung Rich Nation Tour

Migos w/ OG Maco

Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Thu, 5/28 7:00pm. Tickets and Info

Forest Hills Drive Tour

J. Cole

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mtn View, CA
Tue, 7/14 6:30pm. Tickets and Info

What now? Tour

Kevin Hart

SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Thu, 7/16 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Art of Rap Festival

Ice-T, DJ Quik, Too $hort and more

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mtn View, CA
Sun, 7/19 3:30pm. Tickets and Info

The Pinkprint Tour

Nicki Minaj

Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
Fri, 8/14 7:00pm. Tickets and Info



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Fashawn - Higher

California’s ​Fashawn sharing beautiful images of fatherhood, culture, and mental elevation with latest release from album The Ecology available now. Watch

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Georgia Anne Muldrow - Great Blacks

Queen Georgia Anne, divinely designed and delivering beautiful rhymes. Watch

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Hip-hop History: Black Star - Definition

1, 2, 3…Mos Def and Talib Kweli… If you didn’t just sing that in your head, you need this on repeat. From the ever-powerful Black Star, released 2002. Watch

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Janelle Monáe, Jidenna - Yoga

Baby bend over. Let yo booty do the yoga. Ms.Monáe looking luscious and practicing poses to her latest release available here. Watch

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Jhené Aiko - Eternal Sunshine

​Aiko floating over her most trying moments in life, including her car accident with her daughter and the loss of her brother, reminding us of all the good… Watch

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Locksmith - Blinded ft. Jarren Benton and Futuristic

​I believe in me. Success is all that I see. Words of empowerment from Locksmith. Watch

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Prhyme - You Should Know ft. Dwele

​Another great track from PRhyme featuring the atmospheric vocals of Detroit’s Dwele. Watch

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Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta

​Filmed in Compton, featuring his people, Kendrick keeps it real with his first video release since To Pimp a Butterfly dropped on March 16th. Watch

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Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch

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The 1978ers - Far

​MC yU of Diamond District and producer Slimkat sharing a transcendent experience from People of Today. Watch

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When White Journalists try to Pimp a Butterfly

When Kendrick Lamar drops an album, it’s no surprise that every media entity with even a remote connection to hip-hop will feel compelled to write about it.… Read

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Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. Watch

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Hip-Hop History: Digable Planets - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)

Digable Planets. Originators of Crooklyn’s cool, holders of hip-hop’s essence. Off 1994’s Blowout Comb Watch

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Raz Simone - Macklemore & Chief Keef

Simone calling out hip-hop’s weak spots in his latest release from the Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 video series. Watch

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Joey Bada$$ - Like Me

Love and pain from the young Bada$$. Off B4.DA.$$ Watch

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Eric Biddines - Purple Gold Fishes

Combat flashbacks and domestic weaponry juxtaposed with the signature musicality of Biddines. Latest video release from planetcoffeebean 2. Watch

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Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry

​Peep (audio) Kendrick Lamar’s latest gift: The Blacker the Berry Watch

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Vince Staples - Screen Door

Vince Staples navigating door portals through frozen scenes of his life. Third video release from Hell Can Wait Watch