It's been another big year in Bay Area hip-hop, with one huge collaboration album from two local greats and lots of strong releases from young local upstarts. So before the world ends, let's round up the 10 best Bay Area hip-hop/rap records (including albums, mixtapes, etc.) of 2012. Main Attrakion ... More >>
Legendary Oakland mack Too $hort has found himself in a very unlikely place: on the cast for the second season of VH1 reality show Couples Therapy 2, which premieres on Oct. 3. The pimp-tight rapper, whose real name is Todd Shaw, appears with Monica Payne, a music manager and former recording artist ... More >>
And in the category of "we didn't know he cared!" we bring you this news: Too $hort -- naughty Oakland rapper, major Warriors fan, and scourge of conservative types everywhere -- is holding a fundraiser for S.F. mayoral candidate Leland Yee. Which, huh?
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 >>
Get Off the Stage (Jive)
E-40 blows up, and takes the rest of the Bay Area with him