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Best Upcoming Summer Concerts In San Francisco

San Francisco’s concerts this summer will satisfy every music aficionado, no matter how eclectic your tastes may be.

07/26/2012

'Rock The Bells' Lineup Unveiled For Mountain View Show

‘Rock The Bells’ Lineup Unveiled For Mountain View Show

The lineup for this year’s Rock the Bells has been announced. The three-city, including Mountain View, traveling hip hop event will mix the old and the new…

05/16/2012

Ecstasy pills. (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

Feds Bust Ecstasy Ring Linked To Bay Area Rap Label

Several rappers connected to a Bay Area music label are being charged with taking part in a nationwide Ecstasy ring.

04/24/2012

Rapper, Heavy D. Leaves An Inspiring Tweet

Rapper, Heavy D. Leaves An Inspiring Tweet

It was as if Heavy D knew that it would be his last tweet. The self-proclaimed “overweight lover” of hip hop, who became one of rap’s top hit makers…

11/09/2011

Rappers Take To The Mic In Oakland Occupy Protest

Rappers Take To The Mic In Oakland Occupy Protest

Hip hop heavyweights known as much for their fiery political lyrics as for their bass-pounding beats have been among the thousands marching…

11/07/2011

Tupac Sex Tape Surfaces; 6-Figure Bidding War Erupts

Tupac Sex Tape Surfaces; 6-Figure Bidding War Erupts

TMZ reports a five-minute sex tape showing slain Oakland Hip Hop Artist, Tupac Shakur has surfaced and two rival porn companies are set to pay top dollar on the footage…

10/04/2011

Six months ago, Juliana Pena of South San Francisco was an active and normal toddler. Recently, doctors’ diagnosed Juliana with stage 3 neuroblastoma, a cancer that is rare but deadly. (CBS)

SF Hip-Hop Benefit For Girl With Rare Cancer On Hold

A Bay Area rapper is hoping his music can help a 2-year-old girl fighting a rare form of cancer. But a show planned to raise money for the toddler will not go on.

09/02/2011

Jay-Z & Kanye West Announce North American Tour

Jay-Z & Kanye Reschedule San Jose Tour Stop

The two superstars were set to open the highly anticipated tour on Sept. 22, but that’s not happening. Many of the dates, including the Bay Area show have been reshuffled…

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

Actor/Director Rapaport Goes On An Award Tour

Actor/Director Rapaport Goes On An Award Tour

Cinematic buzz is in the air for actor and first-time director, Michael Rapaport’s “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”, which paints a portrait…

CBS San Francisco–07/19/2011

Nas & Lauryn Hill To Perform Full Albums At Rock The Bells

Nas & Lauryn Hill To Perform Full Albums At ‘Rock The Bells’

The Rock the Bells hip-hop festival is back in the Bay Area on August 27th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. And this year’s line-up is huge…

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

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