For years now, we, the faithful, have rooted for our wily, under-estimated Oakland A's to win a World Series. And for years now, another bunch of ragtag misfits — the Oakland A'z — have been rooting around the local hip-hop scene, trying to catch their break. It may all come together in 2006. The A's have assembled one of their best squads of the last half-decade, and the A'z just signed to TVT Records, the kingmaker home to Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins, among others. Is it just coincidence that these two teams are both, as the kids say, "blowing up," or is this one of those strange rock 'n' roll conspiracies, like the one that keeps AFI in the Top 10? Let's... More >>>