When Gift of Gab recorded his latest solo album The Next Logical Progression, which drops today, he had no idea that his health was on the decline. The rapper born Timothy Parker's Type 1 diabetes has caused issues in the past -- including the need for eye surgery in 2003 -- but for the most part he ... More >>
Lateef the Truthspeaker performs at Mighty tonight. With a line-up that includes cut-and-paste maestro DJ Shadow, innovative rap duo Blackalicious, and the spirited funk styles of Latryx, the Quannum collective is a Bay Area institution. Since its inception in the early '90s, the creative cre ... More >>
Curumin at Slim'sJanuary 22, 2009 Photos by EKAphotography Better Than: Watching Brazilian Football on Telemundo It was a triumphant night for Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, better known as Curumin. Flanked on stage by a handful of the Bay Area's musical and cultural tastemakers, the Brazilian ... More >>
Honeycut sweetens soul-pop
The DJ who works out of S.F. has crafted both exquisite beats and a carefully cultivated mystique. Find out from him why the lush trip hop is being replaced by a local hyphy sound.
Hometown heroes Blackalicious achieve mediocrity with The Craft
The amazingly true tale of the Bay Area's greatest hip hop success story
The lowest-profile member of the lauded Quannum crew, MC Lateef, finds the spotlight on Ambush
Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Ruby Skye
The Underground Spiritual Game
Harmon Leon's media adventures
San Francisco's venerable Qunnaum Projects rounds up its entire roster for a landmark hip hop show
Blazing Arrow (MCA)
Goodbye to All That; Punk, Love, and Understanding; He Shall Be Released
As commercial hip hop radio becomes tired, turf wars flicker out, and the underground diversifies, does the Bay Area have its own identity anymore?
It took four years for Blackalicious to make its second album. It's been worth the wait.
Growing out of Oakland's Solesides label, the rappers and producers of Quannum Projects look to expand even further