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    October 25, 2011

    MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Other Non-San Francisco Voters Shill for Ed Lee

    By now you may already be recovering from watching the Ed Lee music video featuring MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Ashkon, Willie Brown and others. The video was funded in large part by Hammer's good pal and right-wing piñata du jour Ron Conway, as well as Sean Parker (who you may recall having paranoid ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Britney Spears in San Jose: Pop Star Believes She Can Fly

    Calibree PhotographyBritney Spears at HP Pavilion on Saturday​ Britney Spears June 18, 2011 @ HP Pavilion Better than: Not crossing a two-man religious picket line on a Saturday night in order to (apparently) celebrate fornication, homosexuality, and general hell-raising. "God hates Britney ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Obama and Hip-hop: Better than "Beef"?

    EKAphotography copyright 2007. all rights reservedOur shoulder-brushin', fist-bumpin' POTUS in Oakland, 2007 For a long time, hip hop debates have tended toward the tawdry and tabloidesque--i.e., Is Kanye Gay?; Is Alicia Keys creepin' with Swizz Beats?; Joe Budden vs. Saigon, T.I. vs. Mysonne, Cha ... More >>

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    November 23, 2008

    Saturday: YouTube Live

    Last Night: YouTube LiveHerbst Pavilion, Fort MasonNovember 22, 2008Review by Tamara PalmerSee a full YouTube Live slideshow by Sam Heller here.Better than: Going to the dentist.Watch: The show (but don't say I didn't warn you).Remembering life without YouTube isn't easy; it has permeated our online ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    Stealth Bloggers

    Posing as journalists, bloggers got paid to write positively about Mark Leno.

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    June 25, 2008

    Sergio Mendes

    Encanto (Concord)

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    June 4, 2008


    Here I Stand (LaFace/Sony BMG)

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    October 29, 2007

    CD Review: -- Songs About Girls Songs About Girls ( Music Group/Interscope) Derivative, repetitive, insipid, insincere, and pandering, Songs About Girls also has the worst insert booklet in recent memory — seven pages of mugging in a checkered suit. Get over yourself! Let's be fair, though: The first ... More >>

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    October 17, 2007

    Songs About Girls( Music Group/Interscope)

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    January 10, 2007


    Hip Hop Is Dead (Def Jam)

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    February 16, 2000

    Hear This

    Black Eyed Peas

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