We paired our favorite local bands with astrological signs

Whether you believe in astrology or not, each zodiac symbol is known for birthing a different personality. Similarly to that of astrology, we’ve noticed a personality with each Bay [...]

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December Playlist: Best of the Bay 2019

December is here and that can mean only one thing: lists.

Gift shopping lists. Baking lists. Best-of-the-Year lists. You name it, it probably exists in bulleted form for the season. Chalk [...]

By |December 9, 2019|1 Comment

Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions

Tia Nomore is about to reach a higher altitude when her upcoming album Level arrives later this fall. And if the rest of her new, upgraded sound is anything [...]

By |October 29, 2019|Comments Off on Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions
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    Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

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OK, look: We love YBN Cordae. The North Carolina rapper possesses a bonafide pen — he fired legit shots to all the old heads in J. [...]

By |June 19, 2019|Comments Off on Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish
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    Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project

Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project

Tia Nomore, MVCK, and Bruh From Last Night have been spending long days and nights in the lab cooking up bangers and we're finally hearing the fruits of their [...]

By |October 22, 2018|Comments Off on Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project
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    Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers

Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers (Podcast #426)

The Bay Area's vibrant hip hop and R&B scenes include a wealth [...]

By |April 18, 2018|Comments Off on Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers
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    CupcakKe, Tia NoMore, Green Ova cover all angles of rap at Eli’s this weekend

CupcakKe, Tia NoMore, Green Ova cover all angles of rap at Eli’s this weekend

Chicago and Oakland are in the building at Eli's Mile High Club this Friday, bringing into town rap's Queen of Slurpers, CupcakKe. The 20-year-old MC from Parkway Gardens (home [...]

By |August 24, 2017|Comments Off on CupcakKe, Tia NoMore, Green Ova cover all angles of rap at Eli’s this weekend
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    Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists

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

(Originally posted at KQED Arts)


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 [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Comments Off on Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists