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Dirty Delorean Drops First Single

by Zatoon

Its always important for Bay Area music aficionados to keep an ear out for whats happening in New York and Dirty Delorean definitely ranks as one of the best independent groups now currently on the rise.  They fuse Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk, and more, and are on the verge of dropping their debut album.  Get […]

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N.W.A. Were Not the Only Ones to Say Eff The Police. J Dilla Did Too…

by Zatoon

The life and career of J Dilla (a/k/a Jay Dee) has become something of a legend. The Detroit, Michigan producer/MC made an indelible impact on music in a 10-year run between Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1 and Donuts. With a thumping sound, a steadfast lyrical bravado, and a penchant for looking beyond the traditional sources of music, […]

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Master P Says He Saved Snoop Dogg’s Life, Wants Tyler Perry To Direct Biopic (Video)

by Zatoon

  To a skeptic, Master P’s upcoming biopic King Of The South may appear to too closely follow the success of Straight Outta Compton. With No Limit built upon much of the Ruthless model, and TRU following N.W.A., one could argue that the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper/mogul/actor is simply pulling a “Mr. Me Too.” Upon […]

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Street Artist Shepard Fairey Facing Criminal Charges

by Zatoon

Shepard Fairey, who gained worldwide recognition for his unique interpretation of Barack Obama’s face —a graphic, propagandist-looking portrait of the candidate with the word HOPE underneath – is now facing criminal charges in Detroit for his spree of street art while there working on an 18 story mural. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/25/shepard-fairey-arrest His HOPE poster achieved a place in […]

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Life & Times Of DJ Quik Featured On TV One’s ‘Unsung’

by Zatoon

Check out this blog posting on DJ Quik, which features an episode that provided a great synopsis of DJ Quik’s extensive career. http://www.okayplayer.com/news/dj-quik-full-unsung-episode-video.html And here’s one of his lesser known jams,”Pitch in On a Party”, showing off his smooth story telling skills.

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Nina Simone Documentary Now on Netflix

by Zatoon

The story of one our most beloved musical geniuses can now be viewed on Netflix.  Although she passed in 2003, Simone is far from forgotten, and her music continues to inspire us.  Besides the new documentary, there’s a tribute album, another documentary (“The Amazing Nina Simone) and a controversial biopic on Simone starring Zoe Saldana all due […]

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Yak Films – Finger Warriors

by Zatoon

Yak Films based out of Oakland continues to put out dope videos featuring turf dancing along with tight instrumentals, and they always seem to capture that golden Cali light.  Part ballet, part yoga, Turf (Taking up room on the floor) is an improvisational, free-flowing form of dance that basically allows the artist to tell a […]

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HOLDING ONTO SF exhibit at Incline Gallery

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by Galen Maloney on June 16, 2015 Art reflects the times we live in, and this new exhibit at the ever innovative Incline Gallery (766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA) features artists whose work focuses on the displacement crisis currently gripping the city. https://inclinegallerysf.wordpress.com/holdingontosf/ Opening reception goes down on Friday, June 26 from 6 to […]

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Backyard Artist You Should Know: A-1

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by Galen Maloney on June 11, 2015 For those of you on the lookout for all of the talent that stays beyond the clutches of the mainstream, check out A-1 from San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.  With a mission statement that provides a level of depth, creativity and consciousness rarely seen in today’s hip-hop world, A-1 […]

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Roots in a Modern Time by Toussaint the Liberator

by Zatoon

by Galen Maloney on June 10, 2015 Although this not a new release, Roots in a Modern Time epitomizes the Zatoon philosophy.  In the midst of all this technology and social change, we gotta stick to our roots.  From Boston but maintaining a strong Bay Area connection, Toussaint continues his musical progression with tours throughout […]

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