About Nina Tabios

If I'm rapping along, you've caught me on a good night. San Francisco-based writer covering hip-hop/R&B for The Bay Bridged, San Francisco Chronicle and Rehab Online Magazine.
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    Family Affair gallery puts Bay Area hip-hop history on display with ‘Freaks of the Industry’

Family Affair gallery puts Bay Area hip-hop history on display with ‘Freaks of the Industry’

Since its opening this past summer, San Francisco gallery Family Affair has decorated its walls with eclectic, and often rare, collections featuring the likes of Prince, Michael Jackson, and [...]

By |October 18, 2018|0 Comments
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    In a new location, Treasure Island picks up where it left off

In a new location, Treasure Island picks up where it left off

Tame Impala (photo: Priscilla Rodriguez)

After spending a year on the festival circuit sidelines, Treasure Island Music Festival returned this weekend with a revitalized spirit thanks to a brand-new location.

Migrating [...]

By |October 15, 2018|0 Comments
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    DMP Music Festival reunites Lil B, The Pack, and more at SoMa Streat Park

DMP Music Festival reunites Lil B, The Pack, and more at SoMa Streat Park

The company that brought Too Short, Mistah FAB and Rexx Life Raj to SoMa Streat Park is back with a 2018 edition of DMP Festival on September 23. Ardent [...]

By |September 18, 2018|Comments Off on DMP Music Festival reunites Lil B, The Pack, and more at SoMa Streat Park
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    Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Kali Uchis bless the Warfield on Sept. 17 and 18

Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Kali Uchis bless the Warfield on Sept. 17 and 18

Modern R&B has drastically shapeshifted over the last few years, evolving into something more of a spectrum than a genre. But Kali Uchis and Gabriel Garzón-Montano are two of [...]

By |September 4, 2018|Comments Off on Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Kali Uchis bless the Warfield on Sept. 17 and 18

OMB Peezy pays tribute in his new video for “My Dawg”

Through the tales told on his Loyalty Over Love mixtape, OMB Peezy's rise and triumphs are nothing without his struggles. His latest video for one of the record's standout [...]

By |August 31, 2018|Comments Off on OMB Peezy pays tribute in his new video for “My Dawg”
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    Hyphy prince Nef the Pharaoh is “Boostin'” in his new video

Hyphy prince Nef the Pharaoh is “Boostin'” in his new video

There's no telling what tricks Nef the Pharaoh has up his sleeve when it comes to his rhyme schemes. But for the wavy and colorful video for his song, [...]

By |August 30, 2018|Comments Off on Hyphy prince Nef the Pharaoh is “Boostin'” in his new video
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    Janel Marisse turns breakup into breakthrough on “Closet of Lies”

Janel Marisse turns breakup into breakthrough on “Closet of Lies”

There's usually two ways to go about a breakup: Hit rock bottom or bounce back, and thankfully, Janel Marisse chose the latter. After the lead single from her Memoirs [...]

By |August 15, 2018|Comments Off on Janel Marisse turns breakup into breakthrough on “Closet of Lies”
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    Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records has been on a roll, stockpiling tunes on tunes from their roster of artists, including Mikos Da Gawd, Julia Lewis, Drew Banga, Tia Nomore and countless [...]

By |August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”
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    YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

The Bay Area needs more YMTK appearances. Always some new music up his sleeve, including a recent two-track Summer Pan Playlist drop, the Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based artist hits all [...]

By |August 2, 2018|Comments Off on YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’

Down 2 Earth's Azure dug deep for his latest project, "Godspeed," out now.

As one-third of the standout Oakland trio hearkening back to the Town's conscious hip-hop heyday, an introspective [...]

By |August 1, 2018|Comments Off on Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’
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    Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’

Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’

Following its inaugural show, "Prince Pre-Fame" with famed photographer Robert Whitman, the Family Affair gallery in Lower Haight debuts its newest exhibit, "Eric B & Rakim Follow the Leader." [...]

By |July 25, 2018|Comments Off on Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’
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    Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase

Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase

Get familiar with these names quick: Le Vice, Tin and Momoko. Each act — two from New York and one local band — are finalists for Tiger Beer and [...]

By |July 12, 2018|Comments Off on Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase
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