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2007 Stories by Sam Chennault

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  • Scarface

    published December 19, 2007

    "I write in tears and pray till it hurts," Scarface offers on the excellent "Who Do You Believe In" from the grim, mournful M.A.D.E., an... More >>

  • Seventies funk icon Darondo talks limos, ladies, and his Bay Area legacy

    published December 12, 2007

    When crate-diggers unearthed the long-forgotten Bay Area '70s soul hit "Didn't I" by Darondo Pulliam in the early years of this decade, they... More >>

  • Nothing in Common

    published August 29, 2007

    In his continuing crusade against hip hop, FOX News polemicist Bill O'Reilly recently went on the attack against N.Y.C. rapper Nas. He tagged... More >>

  • For Whom the Bottom Line Tolls

    published August 15, 2007

    There's little doubt that the Rock the Bells festival, rolling through the Bay Area this Saturday, is the hottest hip-hop ticket for this summer's... More >>

  • Brains, Brawn, and Balls

    published August 15, 2007

    Immortal Technique The music of Immortal Technique serves as a solid rejoinder to those who think that rap's fire-and-brimstone... More >>

  • The Call of Katrina

    published June 27, 2007

    Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall more than 21 months ago and decimated New Orleans, that city's music community has been almost solely... More >>

  • His Writing Technique is Unstoppable

    published June 27, 2007

    Considering the all-too-humble sales of catalog hip-hop albums, it's surprising the number of books dedicated to the genre's history and pioneers.... More >>

  • The Future of Hyphy?

    published June 20, 2007

    Some say that this thing of ours, this hyphy music, is dead. The national hip-hop community never really accepted us, pop audiences never... More >>

  • Modern R&B balladeer Ne-Yo slides into S.F.

    published June 13, 2007

    Decatur, Georgia's Whild Peach delivers nasty funk just the way George Clinton intended. Its groove is so irresistible that OutKast has... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published June 6, 2007

    In this era of Internet omnipotence, where immortality means little and scarcity less, it's both comforting and quaint to imagine there's still... More >>

  • Serious hip-hop's for the birds: Pigeon John's goofy humor

    published May 9, 2007

    San Joaquin ValleyÐbased DJ WiiJ specializes in high-energy mash-ups of crazy hybrid styles. He even co-produced an album's worth of... More >>

  • Who Killed It?

    published May 2, 2007

    When Nas declared late last fall that "hip hop is dead," it's doubtful he anticipated the genre's demise would be expedited by a 67-year-old shock... More >>

  • The War Emcee

    published March 14, 2007

    When hyphy broke nationally last year, the burgeoning genre was heralded as, to quote Village Voice rap critic Roque Stew, breaking "macho... More >>

  • New Coke

    published March 7, 2007

    Cocaine/Crack rock is ... A) A national scourge, resulting in a generational holocaust following its boom in the early- to mid-'80s, leaving an... More >>

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