A game show that people have ever cared about -- even a little bit -- can go down, but it will never truly be out. Know the Dick Clark version of Pyramid that started in the 1970s and continued throughout the decade? No? Well, you've probably encountered the Bill Cullen version (also from the '70s), ... More >>
Editor's note: Ahead of the four-year anniversary of beloved '90s party Debaser, we invited party DJs Jamie Jams and Stab Master Arson to make a mix of some of the songs we can expect to hear at Saturday's party. What follows is their mix and commentary. By JAMIE GUZZI Hip-hop historians note that ... More >>
This week, a new candidate emerged for the spot of hip-hop's fabled fifth element: The jigsaw puzzle. With a canny eye on the not-too-far-off Christmas season, the Boston-based Get On Down Records has released jigsaw versions of classic rap album covers by Biz Markie, Kool G Rap, Boogie Down Produc ... More >>
Eric LawsonPassion Pit, Mayer Hawthorne, Bear Hands Thursday, April 15, 2010 The Warfield Better Than: Having a solo dance party in your room while blasting Passion Pit. Musically, it doesn't make a lot of sense to put Bear Hands, Mayer Hawthorne, and Passion Pit on the same bill. Bu ... More >>
Last Night: The Cool Kids, Pacific Division The Independent June 3, 2008 By Jennifer Maerz Better Than: Leg Warmers, Spandex, and all the other bad crap that fell outta the ‘80s time capsule. The Cool Kids and Pacific Division riffed on ‘80s hip-hop culture last night, and the crowd was inspi ... More >>
Oakland white rapper Ashkon opens tonight for the legendary Biz Markie in San Francisco. The line-up is stacked: Biz Markie Hosted by Kevvy Kev with Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist additional performances by Ashkon aka Ashkon Broadway
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Women MCs throw down
Politics of the Business
Motion Man wants to be rap's mad clown prince
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
Beatboxer Yuri Lane sets the San Francisco story to music, using the only equipment he needs: his mouth
What do a cappella, opera, and jazz have to do with hip hop? Ask Felonious.
A failed record deal hasn't dampened the Mountain Brothers' sense of humor