Oct 22


We’ve been longtime internet admirers/IG stalkers of Sam Rodriguez, but we only recently realized that he liked the same music as us.  We were excited when he started to do images of QBert and Pam the Funkstress, but almost passed out when he revealed his designs for Hieroglyphics.  We’re hoping for shirts.  Follow him on Instagram @samrodriguezart

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Oct 21


Jeff Chang (DJ Zen!) has a new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, out today. We can’t wait to read it!

Click the link to purchase Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Join him tonight at Pegasus in Berkeley or in select cities across the US for the book tour:
10/21 Berkeley, CA
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
10/23 Stanford, CA
Institute for Diversity in the Arts + African & African American Studies
Black Community Services Center

418 Santa Teresa St.

Stanford, CA 94305

10/23 San Jose, CA
Feat. Julio Salgado, Yahaira Carillo, and SCAPE Martinez
5pm Art-Making
7pm Panel
510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
10/24 Berkeley, CA
Go To This F**kin’ Talk w/Adam Mansbach
Berkeley Rep Roda Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
10/28 New York, NY
Asian American Writers Workshop
Nuyorican Cafe
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
11/5 Los Angeles, CA
Book talk & Signing
UCLA Humanities A51
Los Angeles, CA
11/6 Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount
Book talk
Los Angeles, CA
11/8 Los Angeles, CA
Panels & booksigning
Westin Bonaventure
11/10 Oakland, CA
First Congregational Church, Oakland
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA
11/11 San Francisco, CA
Benefit for Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality & Hyphen Magazine
City College Chinatown Campus
808 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
For details, check back soon!
11/14  Dallas, TX
Multiple events-Check back soon!
Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
11/17  Philadelphia, PA
Swarthmore College
11/18  Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
11/18  Philadelphia, PA
704 South St
11/19  Boston, MA
Boston College
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Boston, MA 02467
11/20  Williamstown, MA
Griffin Hall
Williamstown, MA 01267
11/22 Miami, FL
Miami Book Festival
12/3  Berkeley, CA
University of California at Berkeley
African American Studies
1/21/15  Los Angeles, CA
With Justin Simien and Erin Aubry Kaplan
Los Angeles Public Library


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Oct 17


Congrats to the World Series-bound SF Giants!  We’re celebrating this weekend…take 20% off your order with the code ORANGEOCT.   Details are here.

Oct 16


When they released the pre-order for Run The Jewels 2 (out Oct 27th), they added some jokey bonus  items, one of which was a “Meow the Jewels” package which included RTJ re-recording the album with cat sounds.  Someone started a “Meow The Jewels” Kickstarter to cover the $40,000 price tag, and yeah, it was just funded.

In case you would still like to contribute to the Kickstarter, there are still 11 days left.

I don’t know why we doubted that they’d reach (and surpass) the $45,000 goal…motherf******s are still bored….

Check the new trailer:


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Oct 10


Life is Living kicks off tonight with a conversation about the role of Hip Hop in fostering social movements.


There is a full day of events planned for tomorrow featuring a free breakfast from 10am-12pm, a kid’s zone, theNaked Beauty Zone, African Dance classes, Reflections of Healing Mural Project, a marketplace as well as performance from local artists.

This year’s main stage includes featured performances by: Amir Sulaiman, Young Gifted and Black, DJ Rashida; Kev Choice; 1 OAK; Netta B; Jennifer Johns; Antique; Ryan Nicole; Shock G of Digital Underground; Humpty Hump; DJ NuStylez; Peewee.

Saturday October 11th
deFremery Park (Little Bobby Hutton Park)
West Oakland, CA


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Oct 07

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Oct 07


Bishop Nehru’s debut is a collab with DOOM.  Out today, and now available in the shop on CD or LP.

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Oct 02

Culture Clash SF was a veritable who’s who of Bay Area hip hop last night at the Regency Ballroom. Triple Threat (Apollo, Shortkut & Vinroc) took the top spot.  B-Love took some pics.

Dirty Bird brought out Pharoahe Monch & Too $hort

(crazy filming from the crowd courtesy of Boogie Brown)

Triple Threat surprised the crowd a personalized version of “Nuthin’ But A G-Thang”  and an appearance by Crystal Waters

(side of the stage filming is never the greatest, but you get the idea…)

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Oct 01

1Image by Paula Kim   Model Pua Deckers  @palondog 

In4mation’s Aurora quick strike is available today. Available in a snapback and tee.


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Oct 01

Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic talk about the 90’s NY hip hop influence and a little bit about their process.

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