Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
You know what the world needs desperately right now? More songs that talk about all-encompassing greed like it's a good thing, with a side of horrifying 1950s-level sexism. Yeah. The world needs that about as much as it needs Mitt Romney winning the next election. As such, today's worst new song of ... More >>
Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>
(Photo from E-40's MySpace page)E-40 is no stranger to clever puns, and the title of the Vallejo heavy's latest release, The Ball Street Journal, shows the rapper isn't slowing down the slang any time soon. The album, featuring 40's signature rubber tongue alongside guests like Snoop Dogg, Bu ... More >>
By Tamara Palmer
It's now been more than 20 years since Earl Stevens (aka E-40) put his first independent record out on the streets of the Bay Area and set out on a mission to put his hometown of Vallejo on the international rap map and his colorful phraseology into the mouths of society at large ... More >>