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Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

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 & Roll class at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Both experiences factored into his decision to p...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Nicole Nool,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

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 way for hip-hop to become the phenomenon it is today. In response to this, the Oakland Museum of C...

California Roots will host ninth annual music and art festival

California Roots will host ninth annual music and art festival

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

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 that offers festival goers three days filled with music, arts, food and camping. Jeff Monser,...

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

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

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

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 before the group of students began jiu-jitsu training. Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) was founded...

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...

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...

New dance studio to open in Fremont

New dance studio to open in Fremont

Jaleiah Bustos,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Metro

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 moving her legs from right-left-right-clap, the Grapevine dance move. Birks’ fellow eight students...

Grammy Awards dismiss hip-hop

Grammy Awards dismiss hip-hop

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

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 once again, hip-hop was neglected when it came time to determine a winner for awards like ...

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Hamilton’s final curtain call in the Bay Area

Maximino Cisneros,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

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 Francisco. On July 22, I decided to attend a showing of the musical. A ticket cost $200, which ...

Cal State East Bay announces ‘Spring Mayhem’ lineup

Cal State East Bay announces ‘Spring Mayhem’ lineup

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

On Friday the Associated Students Inc. Special Events announced the lineup for Cal State East Bay’s 2017 ‘Spring Mayhem’ concert, scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 29 in the University Amphitheater. This year’s roster includes Jeremih, K Camp, MadeinTYO with Richmond’s own IAMSU! to h...

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