Free Music Fridays

So we all know by now that illegally downloading music is a bit dodgy and has the potential to cost you more than your Berkeley degree if you get caught. Therefore, it’s always nice when artists decide to give away their music for free. If you couldn’t already tell from
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343 takes Halo franchise in a new direction

When Microsoft announced a new “Halo” last June, to say I was skeptical would be an understatement. I’ve put countless hours (probably more than I’d like to admit) into the last installment, “Halo: Reach,” and enjoyed every minute of it. After Bungie’s incredible original “Halo” trilogy and prequel, I didn’t
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Smoke DZA: Riiiiight…Baleedat

I’m not big on Ralph Lauren. But if there was a man who could convince me otherwise it would probably be Rugby Thompson a.k.a. Smoke DZA. Riiiight. DZA’s new album, Rugby Thompson, backed entirely by ‘la musica de Harry Fraud,’ is set to release next week on June 19th via
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Ol’ Dirty Bastard and ‘Dirty White Boy’

That’s right. ODB is back in the news. Big Baby Jesus really should be in the news every damn day, but maybe that’s just a personal preference. Anyway, ODB is going to be played by Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire) in an upcoming film written by Brent Hoff (Pranksta and
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Slow Down this Summer

Maybe it’s an occupational hazard or maybe I just have a never-ending fascination with whatever new or rehashed and complicated hip-hop dance that my white-self will struggle to pull off without looking awkward, only to become marginally good at it once the new dance has arrived. Now, I’m going to
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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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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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