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 >>
Dec. 9, 2011
Better than: Badu's engaging performance at Outside Lands back in August.
Erykah Badu is a skilled recording artist, but she flourishes and thrives on stage. The live setting is also where the depth of her musical involvement is revealed to be total. ... More >>
The Game needs no introduction. The man who was kicked out of G-Unit and made a whole album about whinily stalking ex-benefactor Dr. Dre has most recently performed two actions: 1) Releasing a diss track called "Uncle Otis," whose targets include Tyler, the Creator; and 2) releasing a collab ... More >>
Not sure about you, but I'm still sad about the death of Nate Dogg. Thankfully, there's no shortage of tribute mixes and anecdotes to make me feel better. Wanna know the best one? Warren G says he and Nate Dogg recorded part of their classic hit "Regulate" in a closet at Warren's Long Beach apart ... More >>
Mistah Fab in Austin yesterday.Perhaps 25 people were in the room yesterday afternoon when Oakland rapper Mistah Fab and his DJ started playing inside the Austin Convention Center. That number grew eventually, but Fab blazed from the start, in a set that felt like half spoken-word lecture and hal ... More >>
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 >>
Kode9, Low Limit, Disco Shawn, Ghosts On Tape, Rollie Fingers
January 29, 2011
Better than: Sitting in a sauna at the fanciest spa
In just one year, Icee Hot has become the go-to party for dance music in S.F. Bringing through numerous label bosses and fast-rising producers (Nzugunzugu, ... More >>
Chris BrennanJamie JamsOne thing I've always greatly respected about Jamie Jams and the other fellas that run the 'SF Weekly Best of 2010' Debaser club is their unending wealth of knowledge about the music they love. Obviously, they know their way around '90s alt-rock hits, but it's a pleasant su ... More >>
Richie Rich's credentials as a Bay Area rap pioneer are surpassed by perhaps only Too $hort. When Rich hit the scene back in the late-'80s as a member of the Oakland-based quintet 415, they scored big with the regional classic "41Fivin." Since then, he's journeyed a career arc that's taken in a s ... More >>