Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib comes off like a badass. Car crashes adorn his release covers, his songs are inspired by '50s blues and '60s garage, and in at least one tune ("You Rascal You," a cover), the song's narrator stalks an adulterer with murderous intent.
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Well, it's now March, and we're officially headed towards spring. The implications of the seasonal shift can be felt in the here and now, with a great selection of events to choose from this weekend. Take your pick: We've got post-witch house, NYC disco originals, the last stand of ESG, and even a w ... More >>
Jean Grae, who performs tonight at the New Parish, is a very talented rapper. That's not just a very talented female rapper, but a very talented hip-hop artist who deserves to be considered on nothing more than her own lyrical merits, and shouldn't be given some sort of a rap pass d ... More >>
Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek
May 24, 2010
Better than: promThe Fillmore was a buzz with another all ages fair last night, boasting headliners Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek, also known as Reflection Eternal, to reunite and perform for a large crowd of enthusiastic fans.
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In the wake of hip-hop icon Guru's death earlier this week, supporters have come out in full force, paying tribute to the legacy the rapper has left behind. We've seen Twitter shout outs, listened to Gang Starr singles on the radio, and heard nothing but praise for the man's impact on music. Sadly, ... More >>
Legendary hip-hop emcee Guru passed away on April 19 at age 43 after a reportedly long battle with cancer that forced him to be hospitalized earlier this year. The news was posted to DJPremierblog.com, a fan site dedicated to Guru's former GangStarr partner, DJ Premier. Although the blog had been up ... More >>
twitter.com/jasperslobrusheFlavors include mustard cioppino kiwi and caramel mucus gazpacho.Yesterday, we marveled at Humphry Slocombe's Twitter feats, and today we've spotted a parody feed. Jasper Slobrushe professes to have "fuckin' edgy ice cream, bitches!" A recent tweet:
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Matthew DavisYou could blame Debaser's recent run-in with Internet flame wars (pt. 1 and pt. 2) for the massive line that stretched outside during the '90s club night at The Knockout on Saturday. But the truth is that people really like to dance to classic hip-hop on the weekends, and when Debase ... More >>
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?