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‘Gangsta’ in an Evening Gown

Atlanta's iconoclastic Young Thug doesn't give a fuck about what you think of his flow — or his cross-dressing. SF Weekly On Sept. 14, 2015, Young Thug unveiled a new track titled “Best Friend” on YouTube. “That’s my best friend, that’s my best friend,” the lanky...

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Big Grams Gets the Formula Right

SF Weekly Big Grams might not sound familiar, but surely the names of the individual artists who make up the eclectic hip-hop trio do. Consisting of rapper Big Boi (André 3000's other half in OutKast) and Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel of the electronic rock duo...

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Music in Flux

Since 2007, Brooklyn Trio Yeasayer Has Crafted Diverse Albums That Range From One Extreme to Another SF Weekly What do you do when your parents leave town? You throw a party — duh. That's what Tom Cruise did in Risky Businessand what Kid 'n Play did in House Party....

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Stuck On You

Electronic-R&B Duo Lion Babe Will Forever Be Tied to its Breakout Single SF Weekly The song opens with a trickling keyboard melody, coated with a thick layer of analog fuzz that makes the tune sound old, and as if it were cascading through your speakers from a...

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Flume: From Hard Rock Cafe Waiter to International Sensation

Five years ago, Flume was a waiter at Hard Rock Cafe. Now, he's an international sensation. SF Weekly Flume may be one month shy of turning 25, but he already “feels old.” “Do I think I’ve matured?” the electronic musician asks from St. Louis, one of the many stops on...

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Have Faith in Eryn Allen Kane

The 26-year-old vocalist has come far in three years. SF Weekly “It sounds cliche,” singer-songwriter Eryn Allen Kane warns me over the phone while driving to a recording session in L.A. She’s explaining how she learned to sing, and credits the church on the east side...

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Another One Bites the Dust … Sorta

The Bay Area loses HBK rapper Iamsu! to Atlanta, but he promises he'll be back. SF Weekly In the last few years, a hot topic of conversation has been the mass exodus of musicians leaving the Bay Area for other locales, thanks to increased living costs, a shrinking...

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Inside the Mind of a Slumerican

Alabama rapper Yelawolf reveals his true feelings about women — or, as he calls them, "bitches." SF Weekly Had Hillary Clinton won the election, this article would have been different. But she didn’t, and Donald Trump did — and now I can’t look at a number of things,...

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The Metamorphosis of a Rapper

How Miami emcee Denzel Curry spent the better part of 2015 working on himself. SF Weekly For most of 2015, mum was the word for Miami rapper Denzel Curry. The 21-year-old emcee kept a low profile, only emerging once in June to release the double EP, 32 Zel/Planet...

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Getting Trippy

Marielle V. Jakobson’s new album, Star Core, will make you feel like you're on drugs. SF Weekly Last Saturday night at The Lab, roughly 50 people tripped — on music. Around 10:30 p.m., after a number of failed attempts at setting up the projector, a petite,...

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