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Straight Outta’ Kuwait

Straight Outta' Kuwait
November 2, 2015

Haidar Abu al Hasan (left) and Ahmad al Sumait (right) co-founders of Above All Elements studios pose for a portrait outside of the Honey Hive storefront in the Sunset. Photo by Imani Miller By Jasmine...

Beats n’ Stuff #12: The Throwbacks

Positive K accosts a lady in hopes that she'll want him. Not happening.
April 6, 2015

Positive K accosts a lady in hopes that she'll want him. Not happening. (Screenshot from his music video "I Got A Man")   Ah, throwbacks. The songs that make parties come alive with joy, bad...

‘93 ‘Til Infinity touches a new generation

March 16, 2015

Students and faculty alike were buzzing as they gathered in the small lobby area in front of Francis Coppola theatre last month for a private screening of the documentary "'93 'Til Infinity: Celebrating...

Beats N’ Stuff #2: hiphoppin’

Beats N' Stuff #2: hiphoppin'
September 30, 2014

Hello everyone! This week’s playlist theme is “hiphoppin’”, which will explore just that, hip-hop (and trip-hop too I guess). Hip-Hop’s evolved a lot over time, from the smooth rhymes of A...

Beats N’ Stuff #1: rad remixes

September 15, 2014

Greetings! I’m Caty McCarthy, a 21-year-old student here at San Francisco State University (obviously). For the next few months, I’ll be blogging every other week about music I dig. I have a...

The Beginning and End as Far as Rap Goes*

April 7, 2014

Written by Katie Mullen Photos by Lorisa Salvatin To define hip-hop as a musical genre and culture is to make sense of an oxymoron. The true essence of hip-hop resides on the continuum between...

Rapper goes AWOL

Rapper goes AWOL
September 16, 2013

By Ivane Lund SoyomboPhotography by Ryan Leibrich  As soon as AWOL steps on stage he commands the attention of the crowd in the semi-packed strip mall bar, Park 77. It’s his first solo show,...

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