Stories about Hip-hop

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

The Houston global-psych trio adds voices to its latest album, upping the stakes and carving out something unique

Out of the Crate: Revolutionary records to spin you into summer

Fire it up with classics and new releases from Sylvester, Run the Jewels, Caroline Rose, Eugene McDaniels, more

New Music: An array of excellent sounds to discover (and artists to support)

Bandcamp Day gives us the opportunity to clue you in on terrific releases, with proceeds going directly to musicians.

Diving into Sespool’s genre-agnostic indie rap

A MySpace wipeout, a painful breakup, and his band's hiatus have led the Bay Area musician to hone his own sound.

New Music: Chroma’s ‘Source of Nurture’ comp features East Bay faves

Club Chai's Lara Sarkissian and 8ULENTINA contribute to charitable project, which centers work by women of color

Boy bands to bomba: Fresh Meat Fest shines with trans & queer performance

The 19th annual festival is free and online, with 31 performances that showcase a vibrant community.

Screen Grabs: Into ‘The Vast of Night’—and beyond

Sexism in the US music business and on the streets of Algeria, an unearthed Elizabeth Taylor curiosity, more films out now

Streaming for Shorter: Epic all-star benefit for jazz great comes online

Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Kamasi Washington pay tribute from SFJAZZ. Plus: Noise Pop shows help local venues.

His marathon rap for COVID relief broke the Guinness World Record

SF-born Watsky, 33, freestyled for 33 hours, 33 minutes, and 33 seconds—and raised $147K. Here's how he did it.

New Music: From Roy Ayers, vibes sovereign, a lost 1977 jam

"Reaching the Highest Pleasure" shows the vibraphone master floating from improvisational jazz to the dance floor.