Golden Gate Xpress

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...

Seeing an artist early on may be the best time to do so

Gabriel Agurcia

November 15, 2017

I attended my first concert in 2011, and I’ve been hooked ever since. It was a Big Sean show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco during his “I Am Finally Famous” tour. “Finally Famous” was my favorite album ...

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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