I once protected hip hop’s values –– I was the one championing supreme lyricism. My favorite rapper is Lupe Fiasco, so if anyone wasn’t in that same wordplay stratosphere, I immediately called them trash. If I could decipher an artist’s lyrics in under two listens,
Once again, a dim light is brightened by Kendrick Lamar. In a time when it’s needed most, his thought process on what is currently happening to and within the black community is relayed in Lamar’s latest album DAMN. Current issues regarding black youth in America
SFSU Breakers faced off against its first major break dancing competition in the 11th annual Unified Collegiate Breaking League at Danzhaus Dance Center in San Francisco on March 25, 2017. The competition gave a taste for students, artist and local Bboys an opportunity to rekindle
Associated Students of San Francisco State University hosted the battle of the bands in The Depot Tuesday, April 11 as the second event of the 7th annual Rhythms Fusic Festival.
Funky soul and hip-hop band Brother Gipson and the Mantra set The Depot on fire with
Students huddled around on Monday during an event held by the student organization Hip Hop State of Mind along with a Bay Area Grassroots organization, HipHopForChange, Inc. Break-dancers performed, rappers free-styled and students and SF State alumni gathered in Malcolm X Plaza to bring attention
Kanye West has unapologetically put his ego on full blast in his new album, "The Life of Pablo." I’m not one who agrees with everything he says or does, but that’s the Kanye of today – an egotistical artist who says and does what he
Dazzling colored lights illuminated the dance floor, strobe lights flickered and sound waves of throwback hip hop ricocheted off the walls. Gilbert Adam Guillen, a 21-year-old SF State student, had the crowd getting down by dropping beats, leaving them in awe at the Horizon Lounge.
Guillen, a senior majoring
On a glowing TV set in a quiet living room in Gothenburg, Sweden, an MC dressed in a black turtleneck and trench coat strutted across the screen. A small, 10-year-old girl sat transfixed as the MC bounced to the rhythm of the synthesizers before staring the camera down with
Students might expect a hip-hop class to focus on top 40s, but SF State’s hip-hop course went underground with a special lecture on hip-hop that included satire, interdisciplinary art, education and its cultural evolution.
The panel, invited by lecturer and DJ Davey D and Assistant Professor