Twista (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Dub Gabriel on Developing a Global Sound and the Benefits of All-Vinyl DJing

    For the past three years, producer and DJ Dub Gabriel has traveled across three continents, perfecting and seeking inspiration for his Kickstarter-funded fourth album, Raggabass Resistance. Released last weekend on 4/20, the album employs the talents of friends like legendary MC Brother Culture, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Saturday: MC Hammer, En Vogue, and Other East Bay Artists Reminisce at KBLX Stone Soul II

    KBLX Stone Soul II Oct. 1, 2011 Sleep Train Pavilion Better than: Listening to KBLX for nine hours MC Hammer, the Oakland bred '90s pop star and early Twitter adopter, took to tweeting on Saturday night after his performance at the KBLX Stone Soul II concert in Concord: Lol .. The worst sound cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Listomania: Top Southern Rap Picks For 2009

    Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2007

    Maybe Another Teen Movie

    Is high school coming-of-ager Rocket Science quirky for good or evil? The answer's ... debatable.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Feelin' Their Thizzle

    How the culture of Ecstasy has changed as the drug moved from raves to hip hop

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Hear This

    Kanye West is everywhere, including Oakland; My Chemical Romance delivers its canned goth-pop

  • Music

    March 10, 2004

    Hear This

    Underground-hero-turned-MTV-darling Twista brings his "Slow Jamz" to the Fillmore

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2004

    Soap Scum

    Serial sagas meet high camp

  • Music

    February 11, 2004

    David Banner

    MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water

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