Clyde Carson

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Hella Saucy: Bay Area Rap Dances Are Getting Harder

    In advance of his Underground Celebrity EP, which will be available on iTunes and Amazon on April 16, rapper, dancer, and San Francisco State student Priceless Da Roc dropped an EA-Ski-produced single called "Hella Saucy" that features an accompanying dance video. Priceless and Richmond DJ J12 are ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The 10 Best Bay Area Rap Anthems of 2012

    2012 was a fertile year for Bay Area rap, a time when the intellectual, the brazen, the sexed-up, and the chilled-out all took center stage at one point or another. There were songs that inspired dances, songs of Bay Area pride and protest, and more of that straight mack flow that still bumps around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Spin Control: The Dos and Dont's of Landing a Song on KMEL

    If you're a rising local artist, it's not easy to get a song played on KMEL, but it's not impossible -- and your odds are actually better than you might think if you pay attention to the opportunities the station currently offers to the local community. Having talent is essential, but it's not en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Learn the J12, a New Bay Area Hip-Hop Dance Anyone Can Do

    J12, a 19-year-old DJ from Oakland, has started a viral video craze with a dance he invented and posted online earlier this year called, immodestly enough, the J12. Welded to the bassline of "Slow Down" by The Team (the Oakland trio of Clyde Carson, Kaz Kyzah, and Mayne Mannish), the dance mainly co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Hear This: Los Rakas' Raka Rich Wants You to 'Check Yo B*tch'

    Panama-born, Oakland-raised Raka Rich is best known as one-half of the rap group Los Rakas (with cousin Raka Dun), but he's also a solo artist who is planning to drop a new EP sometime in 2012. Today we have a taste of that release with a new single called "Check Yo B*tch." With its gentle, R&B- rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Top 10 Bay Area Hip-Hop Albums of 2010

    2010 has been a pretty good year for Bay Area hip-hop, if only because it saw the next generation of local rappers come into its own, eager (and maybe even ready) to put the Bay back on the national radar once again. Even after the death of hyphy, rappers here just continue to get weirder and weirde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Goapele's Extreme Makeover

    Before...‚Äč When last we saw Oakland singer Goapele--back in 2005--she was a socially-conscious neo-soul hippie, surrounded by fairytale-esque flowers and rainbows on the cover of her second album Change It All. Her music ranged from Lynda Perry-penned romantic ballads ("Dark Side of the Moon") to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Lyrics Born Drops New Mixtape, Appears at Stern Grove

    EKAphotographyOne Pho tha Show: Lyrics Born If Lyrics Born ever gets tired of rapping, he could easily be a comedian. The opening skit from his new mixtape, The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season Pho, in which LB goes to a Vietnamese restaurant and tries to order some soup ("Pho"--get it?), is LMFAO f ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2008

    Keak da Sneak

    Deified (Koch)

  • Music

    January 16, 2008
  • News

    October 17, 2007

    Mobbin' Thru the Industry

    How SMC Recordings built an indie rap empire

  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    Dream Girl

    The making of Malika

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    Zion I

    Hip hop's hope for uniting the underground and the streets

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