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Hip-Hop History: Blackstar - Respiration

Hip-hop dream team Blackstar painting a beautifully dark picture of their city. Breathe in, breathe out. — Watch

Hip-Hop History: Wu-Tang Clan - M.E.T.H.O.D. Man

Throwback supa swag from da Mef. Check the WU, coming to a city near you. — Watch

Dom Kennedy, “South Central Love”

But this time it happened in Los Angeles… Dom’s ode to a down-ass chick with help from singer Jazzy and production from The Futuristiks. — 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

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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UPCOMING EVENTS
San Francisco Bay Area change

FKA Mos Def

Yasiin Bey

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

Snoop Dogg aka

Dj Snoopadelic

Public Works, San Francisco, CA
Thu, 10/9 10:00pm. 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

B4.DA.$$ Tour

Joey Bada$$

The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Tue, 10/14 8:00pm. 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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Like Street Reporters video from the Washington Post. Hip-hop artists speak on the Ferguson movement. Watch

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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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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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​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