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Hard Left: The Commie Anachronists' Utopian Oi!

Slumberland Records head Mike Schulman leads the East Bay's latest leftist insurgency.

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Rap's Poetic License: Revoked


Rap's Poetic License: Revoked

East Bay prosecutors regularly use rap lyrics and music videos as evidence in criminal proceedings, a tactic that undermines a defendant's right to a fair trial and continues the legacy of stifling Black expression.

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