Oakland Rapper Turns Housing Frustration Into Hip-Hop AnthemAs one of the hottest rental markets in the Bay Area, Oakland has its share of stories of residents getting priced out after having lived in the city for decades. Including a well-known East Bay rapper who recently channeled his frustration into a new song and video.
Rapper '50 Cent' Arrested For ProfanityAfter his appearance, authorities came to book and charge 50 Cent with using explicit language in public…
MC Hammer On Hip Hop Today, Ending 'Hammer Time'"Hip-hop is in good hands," said MC Hammer. Of course, he means his own hands as well, though he was coy about his upcoming single...
Hip-Hop Pioneer Afrika Bambaataa Denies Abuse Allegations"I never abused nobody," the 59-year-old Bambaataa said in an interview this week...
Rap Legend 'Slick Rick' Becomes An American CitizenLa-di-da-di, he can now party! Hip Hop pioneer Ricky "Slick Rick" Martin Lloyd Walters became an American citizen in New York on Friday...
Founding Member Of 'A Tribe Called Quest' 'Phife Dawg' Dies at 45Malik Isaac Taylor, better known in the Hip Hop world as "Phife Dawg" of A Tribe Called Quest passed away on Wednesday, March 23rd...
San Jose Gymnast Adds Whip, Nae Nae, Dab To Floor Routine At UCLA CompetitionA San Jose-born gymnast redefined what a gymnastics floor routine can look like at a competition at UCLA over the weekend.
Best Up-And-Coming Bay Area Bands To Check Out In 2016A brief profile of five of the best up-and-coming Bay Area bands to check out in 2016...
Hip Hop Fans Throw A Birthday Party For Oakland Rapper The Jacka, Months After His Unsolved MurderFans celebrated the 38th birthday of the late Bay Area rapper known as The Jacka Wednesday night.
62-Year-Old San Ramon Man Becomes The Internet’s Favorite Hip-Hop DancerMeet Roger Pollard. He’s a bit older, but don’t call him “Pops.” You can call him “OG.” That’s what he told Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B., anyway, when he he “discovered” him in 2013.
GEICO’s 15 Things To Do In The Bay AreaCapture culture & cuisine at the Fillmore Street Festival, check out Opera at the Ballpark + many Independence Day events, just some of the things to do this week in the Bay Area!
Remembering The Jacka: Local Venues And Musicians Pay Their RespectsBy all accounts, the Jacka was loved. As part of Mob Figaz he helped define Bay Area hip hop.

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