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Mick Jenkins ft. BADBADNOTGOOD “Drowning”

​“All we ask is VENTILATION.” Rising Chicago lyricist Mick Jenkins and Canadian bandmates BADBADNOTGOOD join a plodding bassline and heavy subject matter in new video for “Drowning.” — Watch

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​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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  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

Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

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UPCOMING EVENTS
San Francisco Bay Area change

4 Year Anniversary

TURFInc Dance Battle


Sat, 9/10 1:00pm. Tickets and Info

Formation World Tour

Beyoncé


Sat, 9/17 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour

Atmosphere

Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Mon, 9/19 7:30pm. Tickets and Info

Bad Boy Reunion

Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, 112, Mase

Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Fri, 9/30 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

90s Hip-hop Pioneers

The Pharcyde

Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
Fri, 10/7 8:00pm. Tickets and Info

Golden State Music Fest

T.I., August Alsina, Fat Joe, The Game

Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Fri, 10/14 8:00pm. Tickets and Info



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