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"Yo" is not in popular usage in Northern California. A more likely sentence would be: "That concert was hella tight, bruh" (bruh being short for brother or bro). The PG-13 form, hecka, was not created by suburban teens, but by Bay Area native inner city kids whose parents won't let them say hell.
Hip Hop has some roots in disco, so why are you hating on it? Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco and R&B remain part of the same musical continuum/tradition. The true enemy of music is the monopolization of the industry and the overbearing weight of crass commercialism. Hip Hop has also been part of the curriculum at Cal for well more than a decade. Also, the OG scene in the Bay flourished/revolved around artists like Too Short, Del tha Funky Homosapien, Tupac and Digital Underground. If you're going to write about Hip Hop and the Bay Area music scene, please get it right. Nothin' but love for DJ Zita and La Pena. See you Saturday night.
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