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    April 23, 2012

    Best of Coachella Weekend Two: Sunday, April 22

    See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event. F ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Celebrate Four Years of Debaser With This Exclusive Boyz n the Hood-Themed Mix

    Editor's note: Ahead of the four-year anniversary of beloved '90s party Debaser, we invited party DJs Jamie Jams and Stab Master Arson to make a mix of some of the songs we can expect to hear at Saturday's party. What follows is their mix and commentary. By JAMIE GUZZI Hip-hop historians note that ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg, Hip-Hop's Greatest Purveyor of Hooks and Choruses (With Bonus Videos!)

    Nate Dogg R.I.P.​ If you came of age between 1995 and 2005, it's hard to imagine you're unfamiliar with the late, great Nate Dogg (government name Nathaniel Hale), who passed away yesterday at the age of 41 after struggling with strokes suffered in 2007 and 2008. In his prime, he cornered the mar ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010
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    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 >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: DJ Salva

    ​DJ Salva is such a busy dude he had to invent multiple pseudonyms just to keep track of the music he's producing. The Chicago native runs the Frite Nite label, helping folks in the experimental hiphop and bass-heavy dance genres get their tunes licensed, and that's when he's not DJing or crafting ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    DJ Quik's Diva-Like Behavior

    EKAphotographyDivalicious? DJ Quik Is "Amerika's Most Complete Artist" also a complete diva? Last night's Ruby Skye show --featuring Quik, Kurupt, the Kev Choice Ensemble, and Trackademicks--was, from the look of things, a wholly entertaining concert, featuring not one but two live bands, two class ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009
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    June 1, 2009

    DJ Matt Africa Posts Free DJ Quik Mix

    Aye Jay! DJ Matt Africa has just posted a free downloadable tribute to "Amerika's Most Complete Artist," DJ Quik. The mix is here, and accompanying "liner notes" can be found on Africa's blog, I Wish You Would.  It's always interesting to hear DJs pay tribute to their favorite artists, and e ... More >>

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    December 6, 2006

    Mixtape Shmixtape

    Wherein we review Yay Area mixtapes of the day

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    June 7, 2000

    Slum Village

    Fantastic, Vol. 2

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    November 15, 1995
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