The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music
May 24, 2018

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this...

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album
May 24, 2018

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock &...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction
May 10, 2018

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the...

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area

Ruby Ibarra, a female rapper from the Bay Area
February 21, 2018

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...

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party

Kid ‘n Play headlines Oakland house party
February 21, 2018

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...

Grammy Awards dismiss hip-hop

Grammy Awards dismiss hip-hop
February 7, 2018

On Jan. 28, Madison Square Garden in New York hosted the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. In the home of the New York Knicks, hip-hop artists took control of the major categories with an abundance of nominations. But...

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area
August 23, 2017

On August 5, the Bay Area said farewell to their production of Hamilton, a Broadway play about the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, which enjoyed a five month Orpheum Theater in San...

The love of Pablo

The love of Pablo
February 15, 2017

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have the same love I had this time last year: rapper Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s seventh studio album came out on Feb. 14, 2016 and...

East Bay hosts ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

East Bay hosts ‘Showtime at the Apollo’
February 7, 2017

On Tuesday, Cal State East Bay will host its 4th annual Showtime at the Apollo event at the University Theater on February 7th 2017. It will began at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. The free event, hosted...

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Al Fresco shakes up campus
September 28, 2016

For the 28th time in Cal State East Bay history, the annual fall festival al Fresco took over the Hayward campus yesterday. More than 100 booths and tables lined the Arts and Education walkway to showcase...

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