• Music

    February 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Rap Roundup: New Songs and Videos by Droop-E, Iamsu and More

    As these new releases might suggest, Bay Area rap continues to evolve and become harder to pigeonhole. This is especially true when it comes to matching songs up with a visual; the same old bitches-in-the-club videos that we see all over the country don't really fly here unless they're super-duper f ... 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

    July 1, 2009

    Sayonara, Vibe

    Shawn MortensenVibe's First Cover Hang on to those back issues of Vibe, folks. As of today, they're officially collectors items. As reported by Daily Finance, the New York Times, and RapRadar, Vibe is ceasing publication effective June 30. According to a letter from Vibe CEO Steve Aaron, the magazin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    SF Weekly Interview: E-40

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008
  • Music

    September 10, 2008
  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    The War Emcee

    Messy Marv keeps it gutter

  • Music

    December 20, 2006

    It Was a Year Of ...

    Well, lots of things, actually

  • Music

    August 16, 2006


    The Slapp Addict

  • Listen Up

    March 15, 2006

    My Name Is Earl

    E-40 blows up, and takes the rest of the Bay Area with him

  • Music

    May 25, 2005
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