Believer Art Issue Launch Party @ Electric Works Jeff Chang makes you cry; so does Greil Marcus. But in the new Believer Art Issue, plenty of the other contributors make you laugh and smirk and grin and have other reactions as well. Peter Blegvad as interviewed by Franklin Bruno had us fist-pump ... More >>
Yes, He Can: Estria The fascinating subcultural (and frequently subterranean) world of graffiti art surfaces this week, as the third annual Estria Invitational Battle, organized by Bay Area spraycan art legend Estria (in conjunction with Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Living Word Festival), gets unde ... More >>
It's Up to Q: Quincy Jones From NYC tipsite Idolater comes this interesting tidbit (thanks to SFW Music Editress Jen Maerz for passing it on): One day after Vibe magazine announced 50 employees would be laid off and print operations would cease, founder (and Michael Jackson producer) Quincy ... More >>
Thizzle, bling, and blunts may have helped bring down the overhyped hyphy movement. But KMEL pulled the trigger.
Brian Coleman gets hip hop's golden years on the record
Nas and the right wing vie for the heart of hip hop
Jeff Chang's Total Chaos
The DJ who works out of S.F. has crafted both exquisite beats and a carefully cultivated mystique. Find out from him why the lush trip hop is being replaced by a local hyphy sound.
Dear Reactionaries: If you think the New Times merger spells trouble for local music, read this column
Local hip hop gets an online boost from a selection of top-notch blogs
Behold, a slew of amazing DJs coming to San Francisco this week: Kool Herc, Roni Size, and Richie Hawtin
The amazingly true tale of the Bay Area's greatest hip hop success story
Hip hop's history
Nookie's drum 'n' bass, the rap of KRS-One, and Portia Surreal, the topless DJ from New York
Davis' DJ Shadow breaks it down