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Show Gallery: Ab-Soul, dead prez and Boots Riley at Hip-Hop Proclamations

​Last Friday, for the first installment of the Art Under Pressure’s new Hip-Hop Proclamations series of concerts in San Francisco, Ab-Soul and dead prez… Read

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Show Gallery: Black Star returns to Oakland

Despite the relative quiet recently from the two as a duo, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are still Black Star, and they reunited once again to perform in Oakland… Read

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Show Recap: The Coup’s new kind of revolution

The new look Coup crew, reconfigured with several band members deeper, lit up Broadway Studios in San Francisco this past Saturday in a special art… Read

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Sundance Docs to feature NOLA Sissy Bounce, New York Alt-Rap, ATL Club Scenes

The Sundance Channel and Nokia Music will be dropping a six-part music documentary series called “New American Noise”, which turns an eye to several new… Read

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Gallery: Santigold and her diverse mix of beats performs at Fox Oakland

Santigold, along with their eclectic mix of indie rock, house, dub and booty bass came to Oakland last night, and she performed a set on 12/12/12 in front of an… Read

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D.Prosper’s #ATOM 12.12.12 mixtape is out, features Jay Elec, FlyLo, DJ Khalil

In the mood for some rebel music? Mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore? Hip-Hop.com family member D.Prosper today released his mixtape #ATOM 12.12.12 after… Read

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Public Enemy to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced yesterday that Chuck D, Flava Flav, DJ Terminator X, Professor Griff, and the rest of Public Enemy will be inducted into… Read

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Red Bull posts BC One World Finals b-boy battle online, with special guests SuperWokeez

Red Bull held the final installment of this year’s BC One one-on-one b-boy tournament last Saturday on December 8, seeding 16 finalists from around the world in… Read

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Yasiin Bey takes on Chief Keef for the latest in freestyle project

Remember when Yasiin was going to rap over all of your favorite radio hits from the charts and add his own edge to things? His Top 40 Underground project got a… Read

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On eBay: 25,000 records and instant DJ cred

B-Mello is a stalwart DJ in Seattle, having hosted a ton of mix tapes, radio shows, and live shows in his twenty-year career. Last time we mentioned him on our… Read

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Show Recap: Flying Lotus and his galactic jazz of sight and sound

Flying Lotus rocked the Fox Theater in the heart of downtown Oakland on Thursday night with the high-energy support of an audience united in respect for the… Read

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Show Recap: A$AP Mob brings out Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Too Short

So in the last week, hip-hop was introduced to The Next Big Thing in Kendrick Lamar and his newly released major label debut, good kid m.A.A.d city, ravely… Read

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Jabari profiles Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, grinding and grinding some more

Just as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 200 albums chart with 78,000 sold, BET’s Jabari Johnson releases his profile on the… Read

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Photos: Yasiin Bey returns to San Francisco

Last Saturday, Yasiin Bey filled the Regency Ballroom in the middle of San Francisco. With the stage and audience flooded in red lights to nearly recreate the… Read

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P.O.S postpones tour in favor of kidney transplant

P.O.S’ career has been looking up, as the Doomtree member was garnering wider recognition outside of his native Minnesota with a release of his new album through… Read

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Show Recap: Kendrick Lamar’s plan on conquest starts with hearts

Welcome to Kendrick Lamar’s three-step plan for world domination. Oh, so you came to the show thinking you were just coming to be entertained? Perhaps, but… Read

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Questlove is now Professor Questo, lecturing in NYU on classic records

In the footsteps of Bun B, who lectured on Religious Studies at Rice University, and Afrika Bambaataa, who recently assumed an visiting professor Read

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SpaceGhostPurrp announces retirement as a solo artist

It’s hard to believe folks when they say they will retire, especially if they’re as young as 21 like he is, but SpaceGhostPurrp, the emerging gothic rapper and… Read

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Web doc on Nas follows him from early 90’s to Rock The Bells

Nas doesn’t give many interviews, but he makes it count when he does. The Becoming series of documentary web videos feature prominent artists, performers, and… Read

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Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill to tour together, dates announced

Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill have announced that they will be touring together this fall across the country. The Life Is Good/Black Rage tour will see Nas headline… Read