"I feel 2012," says Bay Area rapper Andre Nickatina, " will be a big dope year. Not necessarily for me, but for people doing and selling dope. This video is a dedication to that." Um, okay. Well maybe you can help us make sense of this slightly weird new clip from Nickatina (formerly known ... More >>
Joseph SchellSporting crowds make lots of different noises: Cheers, boos -- in Europe they sing. But, every once in a while, a crowd makes that most distinctive of sounds -- the collective reaction of people who've witnessed something that impressed them but they wish they hadn't seen. The "OHHHH ... More >>
ShockGDance to tracks by Digital Underground and more this Saturday at DebaserBoo-hoo. It's chilly and raining. But don't cry, everything you want to do this weekend is indoors anyway. So go enjoy all the cheap shows, exhibits, and parties you can pack in. Here's our list of 10 things to do for l ... More >>
www.AndreNickatina.comStill Smoking: Andre Nickatina In what's being billed as his "only SF performance this year," indie-rap pimplord Andre Nickatina has announced a July 10 date at DNA Lounge. Nickatina--once known as Dre Dog--has carved out a unique niche with his atypical approach toward oft- ... More >>
How SMC Recordings built an indie rap empire
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Bay Area hip-hop artists and the art of the hustle
From the Western Addition to the East Bay, police and wary club owners have all but banished hip hop. Have the cops overreacted? Are the clubs at fault? Or have a few well-armed fans hijacked the positive vibe of the hip-hop nation?