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Recap: The Robert Glasper Experiment presents its findings

​Robert Glasper and his hip-hop influenced jazz isn’t about finding something new as it is about bringing back something old that modern jazz had forgotten. Read

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Saba G chats with B.o.B at Forever Friday

Our own Saba G talks with B.o.B at Forever Friday in San Francisco last month. Here’s our full interview with the rapper and songwriter, about the origins… Read

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Interview with Chang Weisberg: On ten years of Rock The Bells

​The founder and producer of Rock The Bells shares his thoughts on ten years of the hip-hop music festival, and why he pushes on despite the many setbacks Read

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Rock The Bells 2013 in D.C. and New Jersey cancelled

Guerilla Union has cancelled the east coast stops of the 2013 Rock The Bells tour, including the Washington, D.C. stop at a RFK Stadium parking lot this… Read

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Rock The Bells 2013 Photo Gallery: Day 2

​Day 2 of Rock The Bells brought in even more artists than the first, as we see acts like Dilated Peoples, Danny Brown, Riff Raff, Black Hippy, Wu-Tang Clan… Read

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Rock The Bells 2013 Live Blog: Day 2

​So we’re gonna keep going on this live blog, and see what the day brings. More pictures, and reviews coming up as we look forward to the hologram… Read

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Rock The Bells 2013 Photo Gallery: Day 1

​Here’s the first day of Rock the Bells as according to our lenses, where we start with Sean Price’s wisecracks and end with Kid Cudi’s space missions.… Read

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Rock The Bells 2013 Live Blog: Day 1

​Aaannd we are live! On location at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in sunny Mountain View. We’re posting live updates all day… Read

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Mister Cee admits to complex sexuality, Hot 97 supportive

Like any other figure in New York hip-hop radio, DJ Mister Cee is a larger-than-life personality. Even larger is his legacy: deejaying for Big Daddy Kane,… Read

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Hieroglyphics relive national feature on BET’s Video LP

​It was 20 years ago that the Hieroglyphics, Oakland’s quintessential underground hip-hop crew, made it biggest national impact with the release of Souls of… Read

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KYLE claims his own path in keeping it real

This past week marked the first album release for KYLE (formerly K.i.D.), a young rapper and singer from Ventura, California. KYLE wants to maintain his presence… Read

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Kendrick Lamar drops a challenge, and Twitter erupts

So last night, Big Sean non-chalantly leaks an outtake from his upcoming album Hall Of Fame, something done rather routinely in this day, when suddenly Black… Read

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Listen: Pete Rock and Camp Lo release latest collaboration

The perpetually lavish-lifed Camp Lo, who has been embodying the spirit of the 70’s for over a decade now, hooks up with Pete Rock for a talent-studded mixtape… Read

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New official Rock The Bells trailer released

If you needed a reminder that Rock The Bells is coming in a matter of weeks, here it is. And to emphasize the point, since our last post, new acts announced for… Read

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Show Recap: The Coup perform a different kind of balancing act

After a recent return from touring Europe, Oakland natives The Coup brought their politically-charged, punk-rock hip-hop fusion back to the bay in a sold-out… Read

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Yasiin Bey shows how they force-feed prisoners in Guantanamo

Before we get any further, we should warn you that this video above isn’t pretty to look at, in fact, far from it. Yasiin Bey reenacts the standard operating… Read

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Rock The Bells 2013 lineup announced, includes ODB and Eazy-E

​Nope, that’s not a misprinted headline. Rock The Bells 2013, the tenth anniversary iteration of the annual touring hip-hop music festival, once again will… Read

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Chris Kelly, Mac Daddy of Kris Kross, dead at 34

Chris Kelly, aka Mac Daddy of Kris Kross, the teen duo whose hit “Jump” launched themselves and their producer Jermaine Dupri into stardom in 1992, was found… Read

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Show Recap: Danny Brown and Baauer are the worst, draws out the debauchery

Baauer, a former hip-hop DJ converted into a Internet electro house sensation, and Danny Brown, who thrives off of the manic energy of electro house, converge… Read

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Show Recap: Trinidad James ends his tour in San Francisco

There’s plenty of people that have wondered how Trinidad James caught on the way he has, but he captured enough hearts to pack the Mezzanine last Thursday in San… Read