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, "Boostin'," the only treats he knows are his past and present ladies: "Ruth got engaged on me/She with a nerd now / While I'm blessed by the game with a bussdown / Leona got an NBA n*gga that's why I never shot my shot / But I ain't trippin' all this p*ssy that I got." Off his latest project The Big Chang Theory, released in early August, "Boostin'" is an exhibit [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, January 5 -7

Friday, January 5 SARO, SUMif, verevvolf @ Rickshaw Stop (SF) Expert indie pop from some of SF's own. Read more in Robert's Bands in Portraits on SUMif and VVEREVOLF. Cortnee Langlie, Cap and Iain, Brad Sanzenbacher @ Art Boutiki (SJ) The Acoustic Series returns with some South-of-San-Francisco locals. Death By Stereo, Get Married @ The Ritz (SJ) San Jose's darkest bar gets an appropriate injection of hardcore. Dirty Denim, Esses, Composite, Sweetwater Black @ The Uptown (Oakland) Get ready for a wide range of rock and roll in Oakland. Saturday, January 6 Bowie Birthday Bash @ The Chapel (SF) There [...]

By |January 5, 2018|Tags: , |

Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017

This episode originally ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2017_Highlights_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017 (Podcast #419) With each passing day, 2017 appears increasingly determined to solidify its place as the worst year in recent memory. Despite all of the hardships being experienced locally, nationally, and around the globe, the year has offered a wealth of impressive albums from Bay Area musicians. For some of the notable artists featured in this mixtape, their 2017 successes built on the previous year's achievements. Jay Som followed up 2016's buzzed-about Turn Into compilation with her first proper LP Everybody Works. It's a [...]

Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month

The Bay Area is a blessing and a curse for aspiring MCs. Long considered one of the most consistent and prolific regional rap scenes in the country, the nation of “hyphy” has rarely shifted its scope or sound, built on oxymoronic but undeniable low-key bangers. While providing a geographic pride and communal spirit in the genre, this commitment to distinguishing themselves from external influences has not exactly produced a lot of nationally recognized figures. Although he has not been around for as long as many of his more experienced peers, Nef the Pharaoh has made an uncharacteristic mark on the [...]

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