Barbary Joshua Bote Senior Staff

The Barbary tent plays 2nd banana at Outside Lands

The Barbary at Outside Lands isn’t exactly the place for conventionally “cool” festival attendees, the ones raising meme-bearing poles and sweatily sharing blunts at Major Lazer. The comedy tent, which was curated in conjunction with SF Sketchfest, brings together the folks who discuss the Broadway transfer of “Oh, Hello” and
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DJ Khaled

15 major keys in DJ Khaled’s latest album

We’ve seen his jet ski adventures, heard his motivational life lessons as he runs on the treadmill and have been touched with his unwavering confidence in himself and his fans. DJ Khaled never fails to make us feel important through spreading infectious positivity (both in his music and via Snapchat),
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Tunesday: When rap is nice to women

While we don’t expect artists such as the Ying Yang Twins or Nate Dogg to sing love ballads at weddings, their derogatory lyrics toward women tend to leave a bitter taste in our mouths. But not all rap songs objectify women — some of them are actually empowering. We’ve curated
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Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment debut must-listen album

On May 28, the Social Experiment — a music collective that includes Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper, Peter Cottontale, Greg Landfair Jr. and Nate Fox — released Surf, its free debut album that features Chance the Rapper’s vocals alongside contributions from artists such as Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Jeremih, Big
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J. Cole gets back to his roots in latest album

J. Cole brings it home in his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Titled after the house he grew up in, the album tells a vulnerable story of adolescence and unfolds like a compilation of journal entries. Cole is born into an oppressive system, learns to measure his self-worth
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Rap City: Rock the Bells 2012

Black Hippy Dickies. Bucket hats. Carson, CA tees. Gold chains and a small flat top. Black Hippy was in the amphitheatre. The group came out one at a time, essentially in the (ascending) order that most would rank each MC. The audience members loved Jay Rock’s homegrown anthems. Ab-Soul was
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Rock The Bells 2012 Line-Up Announced

School is out for the summer, if only for those of us at UCB. So, that means that this announcement, the announcement for the line-up of arguably the biggest and most anticipated hip-hop festival on the planet was just around the corner. Yes,  the bill for this year’s Rock The
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This Week In Sound: alt rock overload

This week is gonna be a field day for indie/emo/alternative rock fans everywhere! Image source: Sweetlyrics.com Tonight and tomorrow night, Jimmy Eat World will be playing at the Fillmore in San Francisco. They’ll be playing Bleed American in its entirely for both of these nights. Jimmy Eat World are known
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