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Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Ohio based rapper Trippie Redd performs at the Bay Area Rolling Loud event last year.
September 13, 2018

What started as an after party for Florida-based rapper Rick Ross in Miami in 2015, has turned into one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The Rolling Loud music festival makes its return...

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...

California Roots will host ninth annual music and art festival

California Roots will host ninth annual music and art festival
April 26, 2018

Music and art are set to collide in Monterey next month. California Roots better known as Cali Roots will hold its ninth annual music and art festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds from May 25-27...

Hip-Hop Chess Federation practices Jiu-Jitsu at Zaytuna College

Hip-Hop Chess Federation practices Jiu-Jitsu at Zaytuna College
April 2, 2018

Thursday evening atop the hill at Zaytuna College in Berkeley: The sun had set and the lights of cars, traffic and surrounding Bay Area cities had begun to push back the night. It was a tranquil moment...

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop

Bay Area panel unites women in hip-hop
March 7, 2018

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...

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...

New dance studio to open in Fremont

New dance studio to open in Fremont
February 14, 2018

CSUEB third year student opens family business Last month at Studio A in the RAW Center at CSU East Bay, Kyra Birks shouted, “In five, six, seven, eight” before starting into her first workout by...

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...

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