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  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    What's With All The Misspelled Names in Hip-Hop?: An Examination

    Chali 2na​So Chali 2na's coming to Yoshi's tonight. Dude may be the most likeable member of Jurassic 5, with his booming voice and salaam-to-that-ass demeanor, but he's also the one whose name mounts the most nihilistic assault on orthographic sensibility (distant second: Mark 7even). Not that th ... More >>

  • Music

    May 2, 2007

    Who Killed It?

    Nas and the right wing vie for the heart of hip hop

  • Music

    August 16, 2006
  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Weapons of Mass Construction

    Oakland's Coup takes political rap to the next level

  • Music

    April 29, 1998
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    April 10, 1996
  • News

    April 5, 1995

    What's Killing Hip Hop?

    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?

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