A game show that people have ever cared about -- even a little bit -- can go down, but it will never truly be out. Know the Dick Clark version of Pyramid that started in the 1970s and continued throughout the decade? No? Well, you've probably encountered the Bill Cullen version (also from the '70s), ... More >>
There was a time, back in the late '80s, when the legendary Bronx rapper KRS-One was a candidate for the title of Greatest Rapper of All Time. Twenty-five years later, though, the self-anointed Blastmaster's latest long-player, The B.D.P. Album, suggests that compulsory retirement from the recording ... More >>
Skid Row Lately, I've been listening to a lot of '80s hair metal, and when I listen to said hair metal, I frequently find myself thinking about Siberia. Okay, let me explain. Deviating from my comfy-cozy personal norms, and gamboling down such an execrable and anomalous (translation: power ... More >>
Earlier this year, before Iggy Pop was aware that he'd broken his foot during a Stooges show in Romania, he had a delightful, cuss-filled conversation with us from his home in the Cayman Islands. Afterward, when Pop found out that his foot was seriously busted, the band rescheduled its S.F. dates to ... More >>
The Dead Kennedys, photographed by Glen E. FriedmanAs you may have seen in the Nov. 3 issue of SF Weekly, legendary photographer Glen E. Friedman brought his long-running "Fuck You All" exhibit to 941 Geary this past weekend, where it will happily live for the rest of 2010. We are so thrilled we ... More >>
Nathan SeabrookValentine's Day is the soppiest date of the year. Dewy-eyed lovebugs would have you believe it's exemplified by bunches of red roses and teddy bears and boxes of candy and cards with pink hearts on the front and cloying sentiments scrawled inside. The charmingly named King Canniba ... More >>
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Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition
Two guys, their two dozen personalities, and Madvillainy, an instant contender for hip hop album of the year
Rap-metal prodigy Schäffer the Darklord plays his swan song (as if you cared).
Week of October 8, 2003
Politics of the Business
Proto-punk European street music and neo-cabaret, Hasidic reinterpretations of Ice-T, and a shot at Paradise
Roger Troutman and his family brought funk to West Coast hip hop and influenced everyone from Ice Cube to Tupac Shakur. Then his older brother put four bullets in him.
The history of hip hop, at Yerba Buena Center
As commercial hip hop radio becomes tired, turf wars flicker out, and the underground diversifies, does the Bay Area have its own identity anymore?
From Michael Eric Dyson to Darius James, black writers struggle to define hip-hop culture
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?