Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists

(Originally posted at KQED Arts) http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bay_Area_Rap_2016.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Over a Dozen of the Bay Area's Best New and Emerging Rap Artists (Podcast #386) We haven't done a deep dive into the independent hip-hop scene in some time, but that certainly isn't due to a lack of new local rap talent. While artists like Iamsu and G-Eazy are among the latest Bay ambassadors to have gained mainstream attention, many exciting and relatively unknown MCs are emerging out of the San Francisco Bay Area. This mixtape collects 13 songs showcasing some of the best emerging rappers from the Bay. As you'll hear [...]

Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

We've heard several songs from Not the 1's off their forthcoming LP, and they seem to a have a pretty great formula: write rhymes that take great joy in boastfully talking trash and lay them over beats that combine big classic drum breaks with modern effects from a variety of talented producers. Today, we're giving you the first listen of their track "Not the Ones to be Gamed On" in which Mawnstr and Cuzzo D take great pride in not changing their ways to land a girl - how can one settle down when you're "meeting ladies on the road [...]

By |April 28, 2016|Tags: |

Not the 1’s – “You Wack” (feat. Kool Keith)

Bay Area rap duo Not the 1's just dropped an excellent track off their forthcoming LP Everybody's Rappin', featuring a guest verse from New York hip-hop legend Kool Keith. As you might expect, Mawnster, Cuzzo D (aka Eric Steuer of Meanest Man Contest), and Keith use "You Wack" as a forum to explain some items they find wack in the rap game. Plus, there's that album art: https://soundcloud.com/notthe1s/you-wack-feat-kool-keith-prod-waes-one Everybody's Rappin', the follow up to their 2012 LP Why You Cryin?, will be out later this year on Gold Robot, and a Kickstarter campaign is funding a 12" picture disc version. [...]

By |July 23, 2015|Tags: |

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with tunes from local artists

It's Valentine's Day, and what better way to express your love for your significant than with music? Here are some creations from a wide variety of Bay Area artists to help you make the most romantic day of the year perfect. Is anything more romantic than an acoustic guitar serenade? Well, maybe. Still, Field Medic, the solo project of Kevin Sullivan of Rin Tin Tiger has released a damn fine Valentine's EP of acoustic love songs that you can check out here for the first time. From the opening line of "I wanna spend my days off on opiates, and [...]

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