On sci-fi concept album, Logic falls short with ideas

Logic, the Maryland-bred MC and producer, has just released his second album, The Incredible True Story — dubbed lovingly as TITS — less than a year after the debut of his freshman LP, Under Pressure. TITS is a sci-fi based concept album that focuses on Quentin Thomas and William Kai,
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Picks of the Week: Get Cultured

We all like to culture ourselves, but after awhile, watching low-fi YouTube videos of Fleetwood Mac live just doesn’t cut it. This week, challenge yourself to broaden your artistic horizons. Explore the wonderfully cultural Bay Area, and hopefully find an experience that affects you. This week’s Top Picks will help
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GoldLink’s style grows predictable on latest album

GoldLink has run into a creative hurdle. Since his debut mixtape of 2014, the rapper from Washington, D.C., has ridden a sudden wave of critical attention for his dazzling fusion of hip-hop and electronica, which he calls “future bounce.” With the recent drop of his first full-length album, And After
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Amazing UC Berkeley team decodes rap album in record time

On Friday, a UC Berkeley cross-departmental team announced a historic achievement in the field of spoken-word poetry: Using a complicated algorithm, it was able to decode the entirety of a rap album in a matter of three days. Hans Leaf, professor of the campus linguistics department, headed the team of accomplished scholars.
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Jay Rock’s ‘90059’ hits hard, loses momentum

The “90059 be the zip” mantra is the first line we’ve heard from Jay Rock in a while, and the rapper is back with his own unabashed, gritty and street-savvy side of the Black Hippy story. His sophomore studio album, 90059, opens up hard and stays true to his Southside
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The weird, the wonderful: Outside Lands 2015

“There’s no geofilter yet!” cried a bucket hat-clad bro after snapping a selfie on the dusty path leading down to Golden Gate Park. The gates to the infamous Bay Area music and arts festival had just barely opened, but festival-goers were already eager to tell their friends and followers that
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Clog’s thoughts on Outside Lands

This weekend, from Friday through Sunday, San Francisco hosted the seventh Outside Lands Festival. Along with musicians from all over the globe, the festival highlighted visual artists, comedians and local foods. With its sporadic weather, huge crowds and overpriced merchandise, Outside Lands is every old man’s worst nightmare, yet it’s
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Festival dispatch: Sasquatch! 2015

“It’s fucking beautiful,” cried Angel Olsen to the wind, rain and fans on Sasquatch!’s opening night. And indeed it was. The Washington music festival, set in the Gorge-eous Amphitheatre, has delivered once again. Over the course of four days, Sasquatch! boasted a repertoire of headliners and small bands alike against
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Hip-hop hour: the importance of Drake’s ego

At the very start of the mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake has the balls to announce, “If I die, all I know is that I’m a motherfucking legend.” It baffles me that Drake thinks so because, this past October, Pitchfork Media published a blog post, “RIP
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