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3 Weeks After Rapper The Jacka’s Murder, Oakland Police Name No Suspects, Make No Arrests

Nearly three weeks after rapper “The Jacka” was gunned down in East Oakland, police have not named a suspect and have not made any arrests despite being close enough to the killers to hear the gunshots that took his life.

02/20/2015

The Jacka

Remembering The Jacka: Local Venues And Musicians Pay Their Respects

By all accounts, the Jacka was loved. As part of Mob Figaz he helped define Bay Area hip hop.

02/03/2015

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Remembering The Jacka: Local Venues And Musicians Pay Their Respects

Last night, Bay Area rapper The Jacka was killed by a gunshot in Oakland.

02/03/2015

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MC Hammer, Local Leaders Kicking Off Annual Turkey Trot In Walnut Creek

Thousands of runners are set to jumpstart their Thanksgiving holiday in downtown Walnut Creek Thursday with encouragement from friends, family, local leaders and East Bay Area rap legend MC Hammer.

11/27/2014

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Rap Video Stars Giants Slugger Parodying ‘Hunter Pence Sign’ Phenomenon

Kinda Funny, a YouTube humor channel, enlisted the Giant to take part in a two minute long video revealing lots of random factoids about Pence.

09/15/2014

(L-R) Posdnuos, Pasemaster Mase, and Trugoy the Dove of De La Soul (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Hip Hop Trio ‘De La Soul’ Gives Away Music For Free

Iconic rappers, De La Soul celebrates 25yrs by allowing downloads of their music…

02/14/2014

Tupac Shakur (credit: Last.FM)

Tupac Shakur Biopic To Be Filmed In 2014

A new biopic on slain Oakland rapper Tupac Shakur is in the works. he film will be executive produced by Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur…

09/19/2013

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LL Cool J: From Radio To The Big Screen (And Everywhere In Between)

LL Cool J has sold millions of albums and made a name for himself in fashion, films and television. He continues his success as the host of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, February 12 on CBS.

01/23/2012

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Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters And Others Announced As GRAMMYs Performers

GRAMMY nominees Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will perform at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Sunday, February 12 on CBS.

01/18/2012

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

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