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GOLDIES 2009: A rapper with a grassroots rise and a "No Hoe" radio-readiness

Do you remember?

Five years after his murder, Mac Dre is the Bay's rallying cry

Who the hell is Esinchill?

East Oakland's best kept secret finally gets a deal — will he get the respect he deserves?

“John Anderson: A Retrospective”

Among the great unknown painters of the 20th century

Confessions of a Bo-Fessional

THE DRUG ISSUE: Leanin' on codeine and promethazine with Shady Nate and Livewire

Street TV

Ray Luv's pushin' the Bay TV and The Dame Fame Show

Tears of a thug

After much anticipation, the Jacka of Mob Figaz drops his third solo disc, Tear Gas

Black man in the cosmos

AFRO-SURREAL: All hail an interplanetary stream of Sun Ra reissues

Fill ‘er up

New poetry anthology American Hybrid has only half a tank

The color purp

East Oakland veteran G-Stack paints the town with his latest, Dr. Purp Thumb

“Brad Noble: Chaotic Resolve”

Productive opacity and surrealist abstraction

Herself redefined

The word is the thing in The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest

Purple canon

The Year in Music 2008: Bay hip-hop received an infusion of new blood and fresh inspiration

Boys to men

Bay Area hip-hop legends E-40 and San Quinn return, older and wiser, but still goin' dumb

Trackademics

GOLDIES 2008 winner: Different buzzes in different circles, consciously

Surrealism’s island

Breton's Martinique still works like a charm

Independence day

Bay Area label SMC Recordings goes national with a local rap roster

We be clubbin’? Just barely

Why the Bay has a hard time harboring hip-hop venues

“Conflux Vignettes”

Brian Lucas, Daniel Glendening, and Julie Oppermann spark up Mama Buzz Cafe

Back Fasheezy

East Oakland hyphy god Keak da Sneak drops his new full-length

The house that Hiero built

The veteran rappers of Hieroglyphics open their doors to young street crews PTB and Livewire

On like him

After surviving Bay rap's millennial drought, Eddi Projex emerges as a force with Now or Never

Shocked, G?

Digital Underground's last Bay Area show ever?

Messy Marv at large

After a year in jail for gun possession, Messy Marv hits the ground running