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Hip-Hop: How We Got from a South Bronx Birthday Party to a Global Force

Hip-Hop: How We Got from a South Bronx Birthday Party to a Global Force

By Mark Reynolds

24 Oct 2017 // 3:00 AM

Even though it took time and intervention for hip-hop to expand beyond the South Bronx, that may have been for the better in the long run....

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From Recession to Progression: An Interview with Process of Guilt

By Dean Brown

23 Oct 2017 // 2:00 AM

Process of Guilt’s dogged DIY survival during harsh economic times in a country not particularly well-known on a global level for its metal is proof that if you continue to stubbornly follow your passion good things can happen....

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//News

SZA Is Having a Killer Year with 'Ctrl'. Now She Just Needs to Fight Self-Doubts>

SZA's fierce debut album that explores love, sex, black womanhood and identity with a bluntness typically reserved for gossip sessions with friends....

Pearl Jam's 'Let's Play Two' Extended Screening Opportunity on October 25 for Devotees>

Dave Grohl and Josh Homme on Rock 'n' Roll and Their Decades-Long Bromance>

X Ambassadors' Cayuga Sound Fest Breaks Ground In Ithaca Saturday>

//Events

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Transform the Fillmore to Defy the Apocalypse>

There’s a tight prog-metal vibe here that recalls Iron Maiden in their heyday, but King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard soon show they’re more than just a metal band....

Ravi Coltrane and SFJazz Honor John Coltrane with A Love Supreme>

Gov't Mule Rocks the Equinox with Revolutionary Fervor in Oakland>

Nostalgia and Hip-Hop Entice Audiences to Meadows Music Festival>

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Call for Music Writers... Hip-Hop, Soul, Electronic, Rock, Indie, Americana, Jazz, World and More

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