E-40 and Too $hort were both platinum-selling recording artists on Jive Records throughout the '90s and early '00s, but they were always discouraged by the label from collaborating together outside of $hort's appearance on 40's single "Rapper's Ball" in 1996. Now, 16 years later, the two Bay Area r ... More >>
Why did I choose to subject myself to Limp Bizkit? Because with the myriad of styles coming back -- think LinnDrum R&B ballads featuring on Bon Iver and Frank Ocean releases; the meaty '90s alt of Yuck and Male Bonding; the retrospective thrash metal of Kylesa -- it seem just about every era ... 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 >>
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
Clive Owen gets pushed to his limits, right along with the audience
Roger Troutman and his family brought funk to West Coast hip hop and influenced everyone from Ice Cube to Tupac Shakur. Then his older brother put four bullets in him.
Bay Area hip-hop artists and the art of the hustle