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Hieroglyphics Announce East Coast Tour

The Hieroglyphics announced this week that all eight members of the crew will be heading out to the East Coast for a select number of tour stops. The tour will make stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Stephentown, New York, giving fans a rare opportunity to see the entire original crew performing together. As […]

Young Gully

“Young Gully” showing why real rap still exists. Rap’s full of obnoxious boasts and rants of wanting life’s finer things. But for listeners, most of us just want to make our way and find success and happiness on a simple level. Pushing through to achieve lofty goals takes vision and conviction and, on some days, […]

Tupac Shakur “Dear Mama (J. Period Remix)”

J. Period comes through with a special remix in association with the “Holler If Ya Hear Me” Tupac-influenced musical.

Adrian Younge Presents: Souls Of Mischief “There Is Only Now” Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist

While details are still emerging, Adrian Younge appears to have announced his next full-length produced project. The Los Angeles, California-based producer has worked with Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah on Twelves Reasons To Die in April, as well as a self-titled album with 1970s Soul/R&B group The Delfonics a month earlier. Now, the Black Dynamite soundtrack-maker is on board to work with Souls Of […]

Asian Music: Koda Kumi

Koda Kumi is considered to be one of the top female solo pop singers active in Japan, and also one of the most provocative and controversial. Thanks in part to a childhood filled with bullying and suffering from a crippling inferiority complex, Koda made celebrating beauty and sexiness an important focus of her music and […]

Iamsu! “Sincerely Yours” Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist

2 Chainz, Sage The Gemini, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort and E-40 are among the acts slated to appear on Iamsu!’s “Sincerely Yours” album. Iamsu! is slated to release his debut album, Sincerely Yours, May 13. 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini appear on the collection’s first single, “Only That Real.” Other guests on the 15-cut […]


24-year old pianist Kris Bowers and his music defy categorization. In the last several years, he has performed alongside a diverse array of musicians, from José James to Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis to Marcus Miller to Jay-Z to Kanye. After winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk award at the end of 2011, he set out […]

Sleepy D – Don’t Go To Sleep

East Oakland representative Sleepy D might already be familiar to Bay Area rap fans because he had a chance to drop a few projects, including “The Tonite Show” with The World’s Freshet, a solo called “Sleepy Deprivation” and “The Active Tape” with Prince Lefty & DB The General. Even though he’s just got locked up […]

Listen To Aloe Blacc’s ‘Lift Your Spirit’ LP

Aloe Blacc follows the recent release of his Lift Your Spirit LP with a full stream of the project, which dropped on March 11th via XIX/Interscope. The 12-track follow up to his 2010 Good Things LP and the more recent Wake Me Up EP continues to display his knack for melding genres with a pop-driven […]

Kings of Leon return to the Bay Area

From rock to jazz to choral and world music, here are some highly recommended concerts coming up in the Bay Area. ROYAL RETURN TO THE BAY AREA Having rocked Live 105′s Not So Silent Night in December, Kings of Leon return to the Bay Area to headline a show March 25 at the SAP Center […]