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Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Nov. 2, 2017, I posted a “Throwback Thursday” Instagram post of me and some of my mentors who were panelists in my first Women in Hip Hop Panel in 2015. I  just tried to show my appreciation for having them all as my “Hip-Hop guardians.” One of my mentors shared the post, resulting in her and many mor...

Females “step up” to Grammys

Females “step up” to Grammys

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Recording Academy’s President causes uproar with his comment on lack of female representation at Grammys At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, only 11 female artists were nominated out of 84 total categories. Of the 11 female nominees, two of them won and only one winner aired on the live s...

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Kali Uchis sells out the Fox Theater

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Colombian singer songwriter makes her Bay Area stop on her international tour I first saw Kali Uchis sing in 2014, watching her on YouTube from behind a computer completely awestruck. She has an unconventional sense of fashion. I wouldn't call her style vintage necessarily, but rather an homage ...

Now is the best time to be a Kanye fan

Now is the best time to be a Kanye fan

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Kanye West is crazy. Hate him or love him, you can’t deny that he is. Fortunately for Kanye fans he hasn’t done or said anything ridiculous lately and has been flying under the radar. We’re a couple months into 2018 and thankfully Kanye West fans don’t have to cringe at his actions or bow their hea...

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Bay Area hip-hop group featured on ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Terrence Allen,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

SOBxRBE’s feature is important for local music “Black Panther” is one of the most anticipated, critically acclaimed movies of the year. High anticipation for the film was evident in its $240 million-plus opening weekend sales, according to Forbes Magazine. The movie takes place in Africa, but there...

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

‘Stay Wandering’ tour sells out first show at Cornerstone venue When Hirie was told the show was sold out she asked everyone in the green room to scream “Sold out!” as she recorded it on her phone. She later posted it to her Instagram account. The San Diego based reggae-pop band performed at C...

My first rave experience was full of love and success

My first rave experience was full of love and success

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Excitement filled the air on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for the annual music festival and rave concert, Crush. Thousands of attendees filled the sold-out venue, waiting for artists, like Flosstradamus, Ghastly or Yultron, to get on stage. It was my firs...

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Bay Area has become a powerhouse for electronic dance music (EDM). At every show, the energy and good vibes can be felt as soon as you walk into the venue no matter which DJ is behind the turntables because that’s a part of rave culture. Rave culture is something that is recognizable but sometimes mis...

The end of an era, say bye to compact discs

The end of an era, say bye to compact discs

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Best Buy to stop selling CDs this summer Growing up, there were many things that made my heart content but only a few that made my it whole. Music was the main contributor to my overall happiness. When I look back on my childhood, I’ll never forget the first concert I went to. I was four years old...

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Bay area native makes a local stop on her Circa91 tour On Jan. 19, Ruby Ibarra took the stage in Oakland at The New Parish as her first hometown stop on her Crica91 tour. She was wearing a yellow long-sleeved shirt that fit loose on her petite 5 foot frame and a pair of black and white Nikes that r...

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Shyra Gums,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

On Jan. 27, two Oakland-based collectives, DopeOnly and Regulars Only, hosted a backyard house party that featured legendary hip-hop duo, Kid ‘n Play. Kid ‘n Play, a hip-hop duo from New York, rose to fame in the late 1980s and became best known for their “House Party” movie franchise, tha...

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