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Longtime battle rapper Passwurdz debuts with uplifting studio album ‘Flowers’

"Flowers represent growth, mourning, celebration, nature." says the 1-on-1 artist who's been called Oakland's Greatest

He was robbed of his life’s work—but rapper Mani Draper transcends with new ‘Communion’

'Everybody needs grace,' says Draper, whose latest is a fusion of lyrical California soul and verses like modern-day hymns.

Painter’s ball: Unity-minded Bay Area Mural Project hosts group’s first gala

Celebrating "each-one-teach-one Bay Area flavor" at a sold-out California Ballroom in downtown Oakland.

How Bay Area graffiti led me to a life of writing

From writing on walls to writing in books—and the value of seeing others publicly dream

Meet Jetpack Jones and his loud-smoking Baylien antihero Hyphy Murph

The underground comic series satirizes and celebrates mid-'00s culture—through the eyes of a blazing extraterrestrial.

‘Long Way From Home’ proves Ian Kelly’s among the best Bay Area wordsmiths

Standout new EP balances clash between making art and meeting the capitalistic demands of economic survival

More than Hyphy: How Traxamillion gave us a timeless soundtrack

The late producer helped build a movement, but he also did something incredibly rare—rep Silicon Valley's rap scene.

Meet the Warriors fan who tweeted about Mexican food and got free tickets from Juan Toscano-Anderson

A heart-warming tale of Golden State love—and East Oakland's Taqueria Guadalajara.

A very Bay Area gift guide

From elite Warriors gear to jewels celebrating graffiti greats, these are the holiday goods for your local legends.

At Bay Area Nights, Too $hort celebrated his 35-year legacy with fan family

The local hero is the first rapper to release an album in each of five decades. Last Thursday, he showcased classic and new.