RL Grime

Going dumb proves smart in RL Grime’s latest performance

“Playing Golden State in Oakland was a moment,” RL Grime tweeted right after his set at the Fox Theater last Friday. Indeed, lots of songs and moments happened during the show, with a surprising — albeit very well-received — amount of Bay Area hyphy rap mixed into his set. RL
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Portland Cello Project

Classic Hip-Hop: Portland Cello Project

When I think of classic hip-hop I think of The Geto Boys’s “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” or Nas’s “One Love” or Outkast’s “Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac)” or — you get the idea. At no point do I ever think of adding an ‘al’ to the end of
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When holograms meet hip-hop: Tupac at Coachella?

As most of you know, this past weekend was the first weekend (there are two of them now) of the perennially sold-out and much talked about Coachella in Indio, California. Hip-Hop fans were in for a treat, with a performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G, 50 Cent,
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