Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: Hip-hop

Out of the Crate: 4 vinyl gems, from Black jazz history to fresh R&B cuts

Vespre's much-needed banger, DJ Amir's stellar compendium of Strata Records hits, Black Crowes revisited, more

Rochelle Jordan’s excellent ‘Play With The Changes’ buffs up classic UK grooves

Echoes of underground London club jams and whispers of Aaliyah in commanding new release

Local Listen: Mae Powell’s surprisingly poppy ‘F*ck I.C.E.’ and more

Moses Herman Jacobs highlights the housing crisis, DJ Delon funks it up outdoors, and Xyla entrances

In memory of Shock G, the Piano Man

The death of a Bay Area funk and rap legend hits home

RIP, Shock G: Local musicians share their memories

DJ Cutso, Nick Andre, Pursuit Grooves, DJ Amir, and more on why the Bay Area rap legend means so much

The best albums of 2021 (so far)

All that time stuck indoors last year is paying off—2021 has been bountiful when it comes to new sounds, from Madlib's post-DOOM triumph to Brijean's tropicalia expansiveness.

New Music: Dance releases bring the April heat

The Jacksons' mid-career landmark, Anz's morphing UK bass, Kumail's pastel boogie, more to get you on your feet

Que mujer, que cantante: Bay-Cuban singer Bobi CĂ©spedes celebrates 40 years onstage

Missed the 2020 release of the Yoruba priestess' 'Mujer y Cantante' album? Here's your chance to right that wrong.

With ‘Sounds of Haejin,’ Caroline Chung at last releases an album of her own

The veteran bassist collaborates with a bounty of Bay Area talent for lush, jazz-rooted collection of songs.

Good Things: Hiatus Kaiyote’s healing ‘Get Sun,’ more newly released gems

Great listening from Afrikan Sciences, Loraine James, more. Plus a tribute to the inventor of the cassette