Golden Gate Xpress

Lil boat, big problems

Hector Aguilar

March 15, 2018

The self-proclaimed “King of Teens,” Lil Yachty, has been at the forefront of today’s hip-hop discussions since his single “One Night” went viral and catapulted him into the social media limelight. Since then, the...

Scripts and soundscapes

Gabriel Agurcia

February 15, 2018

As someone who doesn’t watch many movies, I couldn’t give the most informed answer as to how diverse and meaningful soundtracks are to films. What I do know is that the anticipation for “Black Panther” is intense. Another ...

Rappers ditch lean to bring awareness

Valeria Mejia

February 14, 2018

Codeine, also known as lean, has been sensationalized by the rap community making it popular with college students. An SF State student, who would like to remain anonymous, said the rap community has influenced his lean in...

25 years later, still dope

Jose Jimenez

December 15, 2017

I always wondered if Dr. Dre was a philosopher when I was younger but now I finally understand what the Doc meant when he said, “This is dedicated to the n****z that was down from day one,” in the opening line of the intr...

Mumble rap or crumbling rap?

Gabriel Agurcia

October 17, 2017

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 d...

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