Stories about Hip-hop

Michael Sneed’s ‘Days We Lost’ claps back at depression, debt

An ebullient new mixtape highlights this freewheeling nerd's talent for combining styles and pushing things forward.

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

Banjos, bandanas, & a Monkee—the scene at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Emmylou Harris, Michael Nesmith, Mandolin Orange, and a record-breaking crowd made for a memorable fest.

Live Shots: Stars and flash at Rolling Loud, day 2

Migos, Tyga, Playboi Carti, Shoreline Mafia, Saweetie, Rex Life Raj, and more on the second day of the huge hip-hop fest.

Live Shots: Style and surprises at Rolling Loud fest, day 1

G-Eazy, Future, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, SOB x RHE, more delighted fans at Oakland Coliseum grounds.

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

Flamenco to death metal, Comedy Day to Hip-Hop Fest, with dozens more great local arts, music, dance, and stage events.

Revolution music: What’s soundtracking protests around the globe?

Sudanese rap, Puerto Rican reggaeton, K-Pop in Hong Kong, and even 'Les Miz'—here's what's echoing in the streets.

“What does it mean to be a good person?”

'The Good Person of Szechwan' at Cal Shakes delivers an invigoratingly moral, musical take on Brecht's agit-prop classic.

Review: Anderson .Paak’s rap showmanship lights up Bill Graham

Ebullient Oxnard favorite dazzled with full-on display, special guest Earl Sweatshirt leaned on raw talent at sold-out concert.

Party Radar: ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2019

Pink Block, Polka Dots, Hot Pants, Pullin' Pork, Fake & Gay, and more musts for this bonkers week.