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features Black Milk: Detroit's Double Threat
BLACK MILK: DETROIT'S DOUBLE THREAT
By Ian Thomas and Yussef Milburn
October 22, 2010

In support of Album of the Year, Black Milk celebrated across the map with live band in tow. We caught up with him at his very first show in the Bay for Frequency. Check out the performance clips below, followed by our Q&A...




features Grillade: Old Soul, New Flavor
GRILLADE: OLD SOUL, NEW FLAVOR
By Chris Bradley
October 1, 2010

We caught up with Grillade on the set of their "Dream of You" video shoot. Check the video interview, along with photos from the video shoot and their live performance at The Independent...




features Big Boi: ATL to the Bay
BIG BOI: ATL TO THE BAY
By Ninoy Brown
September 22, 2010

Approaching two decades in the music game, Big Boi has displayed the ability to consistently drop quality material. Prior to blessing the Bay Area with his presence on the solo dolo (no Cudi) tip, Big Boi answered a few questions for Oh Dang!...




reviews Photo Gallery: Oh Dang!'s 4-Year Anniversary Party! (09.03.10 at 111 Minna, SF)
PHOTO GALLERY: OH DANG!'S 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY! (09.03.10 AT 111 MINNA, SF)
By Lorenzo Escalante
September 15, 2010

We celebrated a bunch of birthdays, had clothing giveaways, a performance by Mike-Dash-E, a couple of go-go dancers and a bunch of other shit that we were too drunk to remember. Check out the photos...




reviews Rewind: 2010 ASR Marketplace
REWIND: 2010 ASR MARKETPLACE
By Ryan Baladad
September 12, 2010

ASR knows how to mix business with pleasure. Upon passing the fun on the frontlines, business was waiting within. As an Oh Dang! ambassador, I did my best in scoping out the latest fashions, accessories and products...




features DaVinci - Freestyle at SF Giants Flip Night (Video)
DAVINCI - FREESTYLE AT SF GIANTS FLIP NIGHT (VIDEO)
By Zoneil Maharaj
September 6, 2010

DaVinci came through and laced Oh Dang! with a tribute freestyle to his home team. And we caught it all on our new custom Flip cam...




reviews Rewind: Freddie Gibbs' <i>STR8 KILLA</i> EP release w/ Tanya Morgan and DaVinci (08.25.10 at 330 Ritch, SF)
REWIND: FREDDIE GIBBS' STR8 KILLA EP RELEASE W/ TANYA MORGAN AND DAVINCI (08.25.10 AT 330 RITCH, SF)
By Lorenzo Escalante
August 31, 2010

Even on a Wednesday night, a decent-sized crowd came to show love to the Gary, IN native, and he showed love back, making sure to rock "How We Do," a mixtape track over Souls of Mischief's "93 'til Infinity"...




features Freddie Gibbs: Pardon his Gangsta
FREDDIE GIBBS: PARDON HIS GANGSTA
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Ariel Zambelich
August 23, 2010

Once signed to Interscope, Freddie Gibbs is now dominating the indie rap scene and giving hipster rappers cause for alarm. He’s bringing back raw, gritty realism to rap while showcasing lyrical excellence with his brash Midwest drawl and double-time delivery...




reviews Rewind: Zion I and Black Star (07.31.10 at Fox Theatre, Oakland)
REWIND: ZION I AND BLACK STAR (07.31.10 AT FOX THEATRE, OAKLAND)
By Lauren Fitzgerald Villasana, Photos by John Coyne (www.caughtinthescramble.com)
August 16, 2010

When my editor hit me up about reviewing the Zion I and Black Star concert on Sat., July 31, guarantee that I was all over it...




reviews Rewind: HARD Summer tour w/ Proxy, Crystal Castles and Rusko (08.06.10 at Fox Theatre, Oakland)
REWIND: HARD SUMMER TOUR W/ PROXY, CRYSTAL CASTLES AND RUSKO (08.06.10 AT FOX THEATRE, OAKLAND)
By Erika Langdon, Photos by Eric Lawson
August 12, 2010

Aug. 6 was a pulsating evening at Oakland's Fox Theater with the electronic and dubstep sounds from Rusko and Crystal Castles for the HARD Summer tour...




features Rewind: The Farmers Block
REWIND: THE FARMERS BLOCK
By MotionScope Studies
August 11, 2010

Check out a photo slideshow and watch MotionScope's video feature where we caught up with Ancient Youth Clothing, East Bay art collective/gallery Everybody Get Up, Amanda Grayce of Foundnation, Vallejo artist Dyno, Canadian progressive hip-hop artists Magnolius and Leo37, and more...




reviews Felonious: <i>Live City</i>
FELONIOUS: LIVE CITY
By Lauren Fitzgerald Villasana
August 3, 2010

You know that feeling you get when that one song comes on the radio and you start bobbin’ your head thinking, “Man, this is gonna be a good day”? That’s the feeling you get when you listen to Live City...




features DLRN: Cali rap's new governors
DLRN: CALI RAP'S NEW GOVERNORS
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Ariel Zambelich
July 29, 2010

With their recently released The Bridge EP, DLRN's staking their claim in the west coast hip-hop scene. Say hello to Cali rap’s new governors...




reviews Photo Slideshow: The Return w/ DJ Premier, Amad-Jamal, Prince Po, Melina Jones and more (07/11/10 at Temple, SF)
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: THE RETURN W/ DJ PREMIER, AMAD-JAMAL, PRINCE PO, MELINA JONES AND MORE (07/11/10 AT TEMPLE, SF)
By Lorenzo Escalante
July 29, 2010

On July 11, the legendary DJ Premier touched down in San Francisco for The Return at Temple. His first visit since the passing of the his late, great partner Guru...




features C Plus: Making the Grade
C PLUS: MAKING THE GRADE
By Phalary Long
July 19, 2010

Despite his moniker, the Sacramento, CA-based emcee is proving he's far above average. He's revitalizing the west coast music scene, giving listeners a taste of his compelling lyricism and witty wordplay with an onslaught of recent mixtapes...



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NEWS & EVENTS

Dec. 17: Frequency w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Sa-Ra, and more, hosted by 40 Love
(12/16/10 - 10:00 AM)


In case you hadn't heard, it's going down again tomorrow at Club Mighty for another one of VTech Phones' Frequency jump-offs...
Nov. 20: Frequency presents Sean Price, Moe Green, Danny Brown, Quelle + more
(11/14/10 - 2:30 AM)


Frequency comes through with another certified dope event, featuring the legendary Sean Price, Bay Area rookie of the year Moe Green, and Detroit newcomers Danny Brown and Quelle Life...
Nov. 5: Oh Dang! and Hometown Heroes present Black and Orange at 111 Minna
(11/04/10 - 8:55 PM)


History was made this week. Years from now, people will ask: Where the fuck were you when the Giants fucked shit up in the 2010 World Series? And: How did you celebrate?
Oct. 23: Frequency: The Beat Junkie Takeover Starring J.Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic and Shortkut at Mighty, SF
(10/22/10 - 2:06 AM)


Consider the Beat Junkies something like alchemists, who make magic out of the archaic craft of scratching vinyl and beat juggling. Since the early 90s, they've continued to rock radio shows, dominate DJ battles, drop mixtapes, produce and DJ for various hip-hop crews and keep the art of turntablism alive...
Oct. 15: SOCIETY at Mist w/ Big Von and DJ Amen
(10/10/10 - 4:57 PM)


We're honored to be a part of the event, and even more honored that the promoters are offering our readers a special deal. If you show the folks at the door the invitation flyer (below) on your phone, you can get in for $10 all night...

FREE SHIT

The Burnerz (Zumbi of Zion I + The Are) ft. Kev Choice and Bambu - "No Justice" (Oscar Grant verdict response)
Infinity Funk Project - Four Infinity (mixtape)
Z-Man - Show Up, Shut Up, and Rap EP
Power Struggle - "Blood of My Heart" (ft. Denizen Kane and Big Drew)
iLL-Literacy's iB4the1.1
iLL-Literacy ft. Passion - "The HereNow"
Dre Biggity ft. Fashawn and Diz Gibran - "C.R.E.A.M. (Cops Ruin Everything Around Me)"
D. Black - "Yesterday" (Remix) ft. Fatal Lucciauno, Spaceman, SK and Marissa
Duck Down presents Download the Right Thing
iLL-Literacy - "Gentleman's Kool-Aid" [MP3]

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