Billy Jam

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Scrawlin' Out

    Local hip hop gets an online boost from a selection of top-notch blogs

  • Music

    September 3, 2003

    Planet Rock

    Break out the dance pants and hide your jewelry: You're about to meet the Crack Emcee

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    June 11, 2003


    The legendary Jungle Brothers have returned. Why doesn't the hip hop world give a damn?

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    February 26, 2003

    Air Apparent

    The Justice League and Cafe Du Nord survive the winds of change

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    February 13, 2002

    Scratch Attack

    How a white punk from Ireland helped jump-start the Bay Area hip hop and turntablist scenes

  • Music

    January 10, 2001

    House Of Tudor

    Danny Cohen; Laughing Squid's Fifth Anniversary Celebration

  • Music

    June 28, 2000

    Personality Crisis

    As commercial hip hop radio becomes tired, turf wars flicker out, and the underground diversifies, does the Bay Area have its own identity anymore?

  • Music

    May 3, 2000

    Riff Raff

    Deep Compilation

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    January 20, 1999

    Bombing Maneuvers

    Bomb Records' David Paul single-handedly created a successful hip-hop magazine, launched artists' careers, and rescued the DJ from obscurity. Now what?

  • Music

    April 15, 1998
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    July 30, 1997
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    July 24, 1996
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    April 24, 1996
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    April 17, 1996
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    December 27, 1995
  • News

    November 8, 1995

    Mix Masters

    Inside the underground DJ mix-tape phenomenon

  • Music

    November 1, 1995
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    August 30, 1995
  • News

    April 5, 1995

    What's Killing Hip Hop?

    From the Western Addition to the East Bay, police and wary club owners have all but banished hip hop. Have the cops overreacted? Are the clubs at fault? Or have a few well-armed fans hijacked the positive vibe of the hip-hop nation?

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