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2008 Stories by Jesse Ducker

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • Kirby Dominant

    published October 29, 2008

    Local rapper Kirby Dominant celebrates his 10th anniversary of releasing records with the new EP Prostitute. The disc showcases Kirby's... More >>

  • Azeem: Cartoon networker

    published September 10, 2008

    Azeem never wants to be considered a "local" MC. For one, the label is technically false: He comes to Oakland by way of New Jersey and Miami,... More >>

  • Fresh Rhymes Dope Tour

    published June 25, 2008

    While the "Fresh Rhymes and Videotape" tour doesn't sport the glitz of other high-profile summer extravaganzas, it has dope hip-hop in... More >>

  • Rapper Dizzee Rascal Hopes Third Time Is the American Charm

    published May 14, 2008

    As huge as hip-hop has gotten in the U.S., mainstream America has yet to really embrace artists from overseas. Case in point: Dizzee Rascal, a... More >>

  • The Grouch Personifies the Hip-Hop Hustle

    published April 2, 2008

    There are no free rides for hip-hop heroes who achieve worldwide acclaim. The Grouch, founding member of the internationally known Living... More >>

  • GZA: Going Back in Wu-Tang Time

    published March 26, 2008

    A little over a decade ago, the Wu-Tang Clan seemed unstoppable. The nine-member crew took hip-hop by storm, creating a dirty Staten Island... More >>

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