Stories about Hip-hop

New music: Orion Sun brings winter warmth with ‘Ne me quitte pas’

This melodic vocal stroll, delivered with unhurried lethal precision, is a great introduction to the Philly artist.

LA producer Elusive steps into a fidgety ‘Ambient Void’

The scene fixture's latest builds minaiture worlds from cascading synths, vinyl crackles, and flush atmospherics.

Chatting by cell: ‘Uncuffed’ is a prison podcast for our time

As America deliberates new approaches to criminal justice, inmates at San Quentin and Solano State get their stories out.

Our critic picks 2019’s Music of Note

Spaced-out funk, Afrobeat, progressive soul, rave revivalism, heavy-rooted blues, breakbeats, and a lot of brass on this year's list

Kamaal Williams brings London’s nightlife jazz explosion to SF

'70s funk and fusion meet contemporary hip-hop and electronics in the DJ's work, representative of a massive scene.

Goldie returns to revive SF’s golden age of drum and bass

The dance music style he pioneered is back in vogue: Here's a walk down memory lane of the SF scene in the 1990s.

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Heiroglyphics, Krampus Pageant, Paranoid London, Sophie, Go Bang!, a couple great art walks, and more this week.

Review: MF Robot’s ‘Finders Keepers’ pushes a rolling funk momentum

A soulful new single from founders of the Brand New Heavies is good, real good.

Talking beat evolution with SF native producer Dave Aju

New album 'TXLAX' arrives, loaded from tip to tail with deep house cuts and future funk darts.

5 artists you can’t miss from Noise Pop’s second wave

For 2020, the 28-year-old festival shows a renewed emphasis on diverse offerings.