So, 2 Chainz and Kanye West just saw fit to join forces to write a birthday song. Called "Birthday Song". What the ball-sack were they even thinking? It's a well known fact that there are only three birthday-related songs in the history of music that are actually good. One is Loretta Lynn's "Happy B ... More >>
For some reason, I've always managed to ignore or miss Usher. "You Make Me Wanna..." is a classic, of course, but I managed to resist the supposed charms of "Yeah!," "Burn," "Love in This Club," and "Lil Freak." This year the Diplo-produced "Climax" stopped me dead in my tracks. So I'm willing to be ... More >>
Odd Future is here, get used to it. Posse albums usually failed in
the past because the star rapper's cohorts are always such dickheads, but when
being dickheads is your selling point.... This unambitious
sampler might be where the Goblin-polarized legions get won
back. And don't think they're no ... More >>
"I'm kinda like taking the Too $hort persona and putting my own stamp on it," says Oakland-based rapper Beeda Weeda about his upcoming project. Titled Bass Rock Babies, the album is co-signed by $hort Dog, who contributes guest raps and has allowed Beeda to recreate classic videos of his to promote ... More >>
What the shirt says.
San Quinn is a certified Bay Area rap veteran. Since dropping his debut, Don't Cross Me, back in 1993, he's gone on to amass a 15-album discography, with his latest project, Can't Take The Ghetto Out A Ni**a, released in July. With that album's new single, "Big Bank," sti ... More >>
Corrugate your FACEI can't pretend some prescriptivist tendency in me doesn't disapprove of the misspelling (because I don't think they're talking about this), but I'm finding it hard to claim that the three cardboard-faced gentlemen of San Francisco's Pance Party didn't choose the perfect ... More >>
Douglas ZimmermanTamara Palmer.You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie.
Beats: Street food, underground dining, restaurants
Tamara Palmer is the first t ... More >>
Oh, very matureIn positioning himself as the world's foremost financial investor who also sometimes still deigns to rap, it's understandable that Jay-Z has inspired a certain amount of jealousy along the way to the top. This week, a new book, Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corne ... More >>
Tamara PalmerMartin Luther and Too $hort.Too $hort March 6, 2011 @ Yoshi's SFBetter than: Listening to a studio gangster who's behind closed doors getting his booty all spanked up.He staked a permanent place for Oakland on the international rap map over a more than 25-year career, but T ... More >>
These eight songs aspired to be hot enough to melt our popsicle, but all they did was make us taste cheddar. Behold, our countdown of the cheesiest food-themed songs of 2010:
8. "Ms. Chocolate" by Lil Jon featuring R. Kelly and Mario
They're cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, they want a piece, etc. ― ... More >>
Is this what it takes?On Tuesday, Forbes published its list of hip-hop's 20 highest earners: Jay-Z at number one, naturally, with $63 million, and Senegalese crooner Akon edging out Lil Wayne by a milli -- Weezy's cash-accruing steez have been impressively unabated by his recent jail sentenc ... More >>
crunkenergydrink.comEnergy drinks are tired, so Atlanta's Crunk!!! has introduced Energy Stix. We're thinking of it as a cross between cocaine and Pixy Stix, with nearly the same effects, although Lil Jon and company would probably prefer we adopt the official description: "the next generatio ... 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 >>
(Photo from Lil Jon's MySpace page)Lil' Wayne isn't the only "Lil" hitting the Bay Area in December. Lil Jon booked a DJ gig at Club Roe alongside DJ Spyder on Saturday, Dec. 13. The party goes down in three rooms, offering house, hip-hop, and Latin beats...More info on where to snap ya fingers her ... More >>