'Soul Beat Day' Event in Oakland Celebrates Nation's First Black-Owned Cable NetworkBay Area residents can take a step back in time Friday evening to celebrate Soul Beat Day in Oakland at an event honoring Soul Beat, the nation's first Black-owned cable TV network.
Hip-Hop Icon Biz Markie, Known for Classic Hit 'Just a Friend,' Dead at 57Biz Markie, a "golden era" hip-hop great known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery, production genius and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57.
Digital Underground Leader Gregory Jacobs, aka Shock G/Humpty Hump, Dead at 57Gregory Jacobs, the leader of the Bay Area hip-hop group Digital Underground who fronted the crew in the personas of Shock G and Humpty Hump, has died at age 57, according to social media reports.
'Whip/Nae Nae' Rapper Silento Charged in Attempted Hatchet AttackSilento, the rapper known for "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," was charged Thursday with trying to hit two people with a hatchet in their home.
Biggie's Crown and Tupac Shakur Letters Up for AuctionRivals in life, the rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby's, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house.
Rising Sacramento Rapper Bris Killed In Weekend ShootingAn up-and-coming rapper named Bris has been identified as the person who died after a shooting in south Sacramento over the weekend
Pioneering Turntable Maestro Celebrates New AlbumOne of the Bay Area's most formidable turntable talents, DJ Quest celebrates the release of his latest album Biotronic at San Francisco's Intersection for the Arts Saturday afternoon.
Bay Area Radio Station Not Playing Drake As Warriors Face Raptors In NBA FinalsAs the Golden State Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals, music from Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake won't be played on a Bay Area radio station.
Paroled Gangster Rapper Seeks Redemption After 26 Years Behind BarsA Bay Area gangster rapper whose violent lyrics helped convict him and put him behind bars for more than a quarter century is now free from prison, trying to make amends and restart his career.
Adisa 'The Bishop' Uses Hip-Hop, Martial Arts & Chess Top Inspire KidsAdisa 'The Bishop,' founder of the Hip Hop Federation and curator of an exhibit at the Oakland Museum talks about his work with youth and martial arts.
After 15 Years, Probe Into Slaying Of Run-DMC Star Goes ColdA mural of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay, his arms crossed in defiance, looms over the hallway of the Queens recording studio where he was shot to death 15 years ago.
Beloved San Francisco DJ And Writer Dies Of Heart AttackStephanie Ornelas, a respected San Francisco DJ, designer and champion of Bay Area music culture died suddenly Sunday from a heart attack, according to reports on social media.
Google’s Hip Hop Doodle Celebrates 44 Years of DJsGoogle Doodle celebrates the beginnings of Hip Hop with digital DJ mixing board on it’s homepage.
Groundbreaking Instrumental Hip-Hop Trio Returns To MissionExperimental turntable-jazz trio Live Human featuring scratch legend DJ Quest plays songs from its brand new effort 'scratchBop' when it plays Amnesia in San Francisco's Mission District Friday night.
Snoop Dogg To Host Revamped Game Show 'The Joker’s Wild'The set will include the original slot machine from the show.