CopperWire is a new hip-hop trio featuring S.F. R&B singer and prodigy Meklit Hadero, rapper Gabriel Teodros, and producer-rapper Burntface (government name: Ellias Fullmore). The group comes with its own mythology: Its debut album, Earthbound, tells the story of three renegades in the year 2089 who ... More >>
Feb. 16, 2012
Better than: Almost anyone else who had a hit record in 1998 performing it in 2012, probably.
For the last decade, loving Lauryn Hill has been a little like being in an emotionally abusive relationship. You forgive her when she's bratty or messy or mean, you ... More >>
Lauryn Hill at the New Parish last night.Lauryn HillDave ChappelleApril 13, 2011 (Actually April 14)@ The New Parish, OaklandBetter than: A good night's sleepWhen the news hit Twitter Wednesday afternoon, it seemed like a prank: Lauryn Hill and Dave Chappelle had announced a last-minute show at t ... More >>
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 >>
RJ ShaughnessyLil Wayne, perhaps the most commercially successful and critically-lauded rapper of the past few years, was recently granted a reprieve from his date with destiny. Due to be sentenced on February 9th after pleading guilty to gun possession, the proceedings have been delayed until Ma ... More >>
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010
Better Than: Staying home to watch Blade.
DJ Krush came all the way from Japan and all he got was the caprice of San Francisco's fans.
The pioneering figure in Japanese hip-hop, Krush is now nearly 50. Last night he spun out ambient noise patterns and sampl ... More >>