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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Communing with the Based God

"On one hand, there are tracks like "All Women" from his mixtape Rain in England, on which he celebrates women of all ages, ethnicities, shapes, and sizes, rhyming, Have you appreciated a woman's knowledge?/Pay attention to her comments. But then there are farcically offensive lyrics on songs such as "Swag My Bitch Up" — on which Lil B says I respect women/And I respect all people/But I don't love hoes/They suck dick and they're evil — or "Murder Rate," where he raps If you don't twerk we gon' up the murder rate.

As a listener, it's sometimes difficult to mediate these mixed messages or decide when to take Lil B seriously. So is he playing different characters?"

It's called satire&parody, u dip

Posted by Jānis Mārtiņs Ladigs on 12/09/2015 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Kool Keith CD Scam Exposed

When is Fanatik-J going to release this album. I heard that he successfully sued the label and that he was going to release the real album.

Posted by TerrenceTom on 11/19/2015 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Kendrick Lamar Kunta's Groove Sessions After Party

It's unfortunate that by time I got to Ticketmaster the show was sold out. However, this after party should really be something to remember. I'm bringing my niece to introduce her to the scene. Show her how a lady navigates in a hip hop crowd. Tomorrow night will be epic, in more ways than one!

Posted by Andrea Nicole Jones on 11/09/2015 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Afrikatown's Anti-Gentrification Block Party

Afrikatown garden has won the fight against Gentrification so far. Thats why I love Oakland man. I love the spirit of Oakland's black community. I love how they think. The black people in Oakland have a certain conscious mindset unlike nowhere else. The best and brightest the African Descent America has to offer the world has come out of America for well over 50 years. Its the home of the Black Panthers, Too Short, Angela Davis, Toni Tone Tone, En Vogue, and home to many successful black owned businesses that have stood the test of time. Its home to a large black middle class, and a new generation of black activists carrying on an old tradition of fighting for social justice with a new energy that is reflective in not only marches and protests but in agricultural activism, community and civic engagement, and business ownership. Now matter Oakland keeps fighting back. They rally not only against police brutality, but also against gun violence amongst youth, and other issues. Oakland's black community never gives up. They keep fighting and don't stop till they get victory. And they get it. Go Oaktown.

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 11/04/2015 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Hi Scores Turns Up Le Heat

Here is one of HOTTUB's mix tapes ! Enjoy! Xoxox, lollipop 💕

https://m.soundcloud.com/checkyoponytail/h…

Posted by Jenifer Ackerman on 10/28/2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Remembering Heiko Schrepel, Quintessential Punk

Here's a link to two songs with Heiko's lyrics and Bill's music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SySKqjfumR4

Posted by Nicholas James Paul Foot on 10/27/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Treasure Island: From Electrifying Collaborations to Forgettable Muzak

If you only wanted to listen to dense and pointless meandering nonsense like Twigs, you could've just stayed in your Academy of Art Dorm room

Posted by Andrew Lowder on 10/24/2015 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Treasure Island: From Electrifying Collaborations to Forgettable Muzak

Wow- I guess you're not into indie rock. May want to try to not be so biased. Some of the bands on Sunday were amazing- like Viet Cong & Father John Misty...The National is an amazingly talented, cohesive band.

Posted by Alison Wilson Bockman on 10/22/2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Meet Oakland's Hottest R&Bass Artists

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Posted by Editor on 10/22/2015 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Meet Oakland's Hottest R&Bass Artists

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Posted by Editor on 10/22/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Welcome to the Shmoplife

Dope article

Posted by Derrick Brown on 10/21/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “What's in a Facebook Like?

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Posted by Editor on 10/08/2015 at 5:31 AM

Re: “Quaaludes Wants to Spank the Patriarchy

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Posted by Editor on 10/08/2015 at 12:08 AM

Re: “She's Soulovely

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Posted by Editor on 10/08/2015 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Bay Area Vibez: Strictly Roots, Almost

This write up seems bias and negative. It is what it is. Maybe the stages need to be synced up so good local acts aren't missed. Give Respect to the Roots Families in Reggae and Give Thanks for their presence in Oakland!

Posted by Teresa Grant on 10/03/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Shelley Short

This type of pick is called a "plectrum" or guitar pick. The left hand holds the neck of the guitar while the fingers pluck the strings. Different finger positions on the fretboard make different notes.

http://musicaladvisors.com/best-reverb-pedal/

Posted by Joseph Orth on 09/28/2015 at 4:04 AM

Re: “Oakland's Club 21 Defiant in Copyright Battle

And once these ass-hats come down on the guy so do the rest of them. Then it's not just one lisencing fee. From my understanding ASCAP doesn't own rights to all music. So now businesses are left to pay what? 1 or 2 other companies another fee? So Jay-Z and LMAFO can profit? Maybe I'm speaking from ignorance but these folks seem like exporters for self profit and the big artists stay rich. I never hear about how many small less known artists get help from these guys. Correct me if I'm wrong but ASCAP is a bunch of ass-hats coming down on the little guys. You can't play music in a cafe unless you pay these outrageous fees that small business can't afford and then you're out of business when they sue you. if they were keeping big venues in check I could understand that but these guys are being bullies and picking on the little guys.

Posted by Steve_Oakland on 09/14/2015 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Oakland's Club 21 Defiant in Copyright Battle

Having managed a few places I know the rules and this guy hasn't a leg to stand on. He is out and out stealing from these artists for his own personal gain.

Posted by Gene Keenan on 09/14/2015 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Oakland's Club 21 Defiant in Copyright Battle

"We don't like to litigate," said a person who has the word "legal" in his job title. I think ASCAP's case is pretty strong here, but Mr. Wagener is being disingenuous at best with his "Aw shucks, what a shame we had to file several lawsuits" routine. Lawsuits are the reason why ASCAP employs him, and they're clearly a litigious organization. Let's call a spade a spade.

Posted by Rhys Heyden on 09/14/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Sela: Beyond Beats

Great article, thank you! Looking forward to Very Clean III.

Posted by Jordan Haar on 09/13/2015 at 11:21 PM

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