It's a new year, and with a new year comes a new crop of music videos. Less than two weeks into 2012, we already found a bunch from (mostly) local artists that we dig. So instead of posting each one individually, we thought we'd round up our five favorites and serve 'em to you in one big dose. After ... More >>
BeatsRhymesandLife.org One of the things I especially love about the Bay Area hip-hop scene is all the progressive organizations using the urban genre as a catalyst for youth development and education. A short list includes Youth Movement Records, Urban Peace Movement (formerly known as Silence the ... More >>
Boom Bapster: Raashan Ahmad I caught Rashaan Ahmad opening up for Nino Moschella at the Shattuck Down Low last Friday. Got to give it up to Ra--he cannot be accused of keeping it "too real," yet he certainly keeps it 100% true-school hip-hop with his adidas sneakers and Cazal frames. Ra's rapid-fir ... More >>
Supa Dynamite Soul: Raashan Ahmad What's this? Yes yes y'all, more digital goodies from everyone's favorite Crown City Rocker, Raashan Ahmad . On "Lambada," a banging electro groove with clashing cymbals and pop-lock handclaps provide a template for another of Ahmad's testimonials to b-boy aestheti ... More >>
EKAphotographyRaashan Ahmad performing with Crown City RockersIf you've been wondering what the hell happened to real hip-hop, you obviously haven't been listening to Raashan Ahmad. The Crown City Rockers' nimble-tongued frontman's debut solo album, The Push, was one of the best recent examples of c ... More >>
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