"The reaction was, 'Y'all niggas are crazy.' That was the true reaction," says Anthony Starks, bassist for Stone Vengeance, explaining the neighborhood's response when his group began playing high school talent shows and street festivals in and around the Bayview-Hunters Point area in the early and mid-'80s. Together with guitarist Michael Coffey and drummer Darren Tompkins, Starks is seated in the group's practice space at Yosemite Studios at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Third Street; it's a white fortresslike warehouse nestled amidst dilapidated architecture and unkempt sidewalks, just down the street from the power trio's lifelong... More >>>