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Feb 13

In case you missed…some new spring arrivals from REBEL8.

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Feb 10

Akomplice has renewed their efforts to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have donated profits from this capsule collection to the tribe.  You can find pieces from the collection here.

The current route of construction takes the pipeline through many sacred religious and cultural sites, including burial sites of their ancestors. In addition, the pipeline is supposed to go under Lake Oahe, which would greatly jeopardize the tribe’s water supply. Water is life for all people and we must help to protect this finite resource. Other Native tribes and people of all races and creeds from around the world have traveled to show their support and stand along side the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This is not the first time that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has had their land seized by the government. In 1877 Congress removed the Sacred Black Hills from the Great Sioux Reservation. The U.S. Supreme Court later responded to this action of Congress by stating, “A more ripe and rank case of dishonorable dealings will never, in all probability, be found in our history.” Please join us and stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We must help keep their land and water safe and demand that our government respect their sovereignty.

 

 

 

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Jan 13

Youth Speaks is celebrating 20 Years of Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, January 16th, 2017 at the Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St, SF.  The presale tickets have sold out, but there are a limited number of tickets that will be available at the door at 6:30pm the night of the show.

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Jan 04

2016 saw the passing of many legendary musicians.  Peanut Butter Wolf did a great series of mixes summing up the musical loss from last year.  We’ve had them on repeat this week…

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Dec 31

photo by Kevin Moore

2016 has been a decidedly difficult year for most people…we would be remiss if we let the year pass without acknowledging the death of someone close to TGP.

We met Mike Pinkney aka Mike the Mover around 2002 when we were located in Berkeley.  At the time, he was doing jobs for VC groups and a number of notable Bay Area families.  He started out giving us extra furniture, and then he helped us move our warehouse to Oakland (and later Alameda).   He had an extensive knowledge of wiring and completely rewired two separate offices for us.

Mike would always tell us stories about his life…growing up in New York with neighbors like Lena Horne, moving out west, working for much of his life at Pac Bell, and losing one of his children in a terrible accident.  He was a biker who enjoyed having an Irish Coffee at Brennans. He survived cancer and rehabbed himself after a stroke.

We will miss his kindness and wit, rest easy Mike.

Dec 27

Lyrics Born joins Blackalicious for a few year-end shows.

Dec 28 The Fillmore, SF
Dec 30 Nectar Lounge, Seattle
Dec 31 Star Theater, Portland

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Dec 21

Christmas came early: Dave Paul is giving you a free download of all 7 volumes of Bomb Hip Hop’s Return of the DJ series.

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Dec 16

Rappcats is releasing a new Madvillain vinyl figure with a bonus 7″ of the song, “Avalanche”.  Hop over to rappcats.com to preorder.

 

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Dec 01

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If you’re in L.A., you really don’t want to miss the Rappcats Record Sale going on this Saturday.  Michael McFadin from Ubiquity is bringing records from “Boston” Bob Gibson’s collection, with a focus on rap records/records that influenced and were sampled for hip hop  from the 80’s and 90’s.

Saturday, December 3rd, Noon-6PM
Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles 90042

Rappcats x Ubiquity Records Pt. 2: Rap, Disco and Rare Grooves and Beats from the Dealer who Influenced the Hip Hop Sound of the 90s.

More info on Rappcats.

 

Nov 20

ICYMI.  New vid from Aes.  The Hey Kirby Tour starts this Friday at Wow Hall.

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