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    July 19, 2011

    The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

    This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010
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    February 3, 2010
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    May 31, 2009

    Last Night: The Roots at Davies Symphony Hall

    The RootsDavies Symphony HallBetter than: Sitting still for an orchestraLocal music history was made last night as the Roots performed the first-ever hip-hop concert at Davies Symphony Hall as part of SFJAZZ's Spring season. The Philadelphia-bred, Grammy Award-winning group plays in your living room ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009
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    August 11, 2004


    The return of hip hop legend Pete Rock, the pop sphere of "Vanguard," and a strip club with a new M.O.

  • Music

    November 26, 2003

    The Beat Goes On

    On the 10th anniversary of MC Charizma's death, his debut finally gets released on Stones Throw Records, the label he inspired

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    June 11, 1997
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