Sunday, November 29, 2020

Tag: Hip-hop

Out of the Crate: Deluxe reissues offer fond looks back

Staple Singers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, J Dilla, Paul Weller, more slide into holiday season with big-time packages

An Oakland Black Jazz reissue is a revelation—and comes with questions

A Black-empowering label's catalog from the 1970s is re-released. Should Black people helm its return?

Arts Forecast: A power-packed Hip-Hop Dancefest, Britex sign returns, more

Viral Dwellings, Crazy Funny Asians, Drive-In "La Bohéme," Legends of the Rave, Native American Drag Queen Story Hour... lots to do!

Divine intervention: Reconfiguring monumental art project ‘The Black Woman is God’

My experience as part of the ongoing SOMArts exhibit, now entering a new phase, pushed me to return to what matters.

New Music: Nappy Nina, Lunchbox, Balkan Bump, more great artists to support

Bandcamp Day picks: Peppy indie, scrappy rap, Turkish trumpet, experimental oboe... oh, and a side of Hi-NRG techno.

New Music: Cracking women-led compilations from Moxie and SOS keep it fresh

Tracks from Club Chai's Lara Sarkissian, rRoxymore, Pursuit Grooves, other forward-thinking producers expand fall 2020's range.

Dougie Stu’s ‘Familiar Future’ shows how California is updating astral jazz alchemy

The Oakland artist's album brings visions of Alice Coltrane's peace and tranquility, while performing its own type of spiritual utility
Nickolas Muray, "Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacán," 1939

Arts Forecast: Museums reopen, Litquake rolls out… and music in parklets?

Plus: SOMArts DĂ­a de los Muertos show, DJ Mark Farina, California Symphony, 'Heads of Hip Hop, more.

Why the super deluxe re-release of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’ matters

The genius of The Revolution, the perfect career alchemy of a prolific legend rising from the ashes—a comprehensive look at why we hail 'SOTT.'

Naima Shalhoub wields strength of community on debut studio album ‘SIPHR’

The multi-faceted Oakland musician summons Lebanese heritage on follow-up to 'Live in San Francisco County Jail.'