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Music Video: Society - Roads (Remix)

Society is one half of Metafizix, who has been working on his debut solo album called "Past Due". This is the first single off the album, and it was produced by DJ Jerm. Video directed & edited by Marlo Ro$e.

Task1ne: The Last Honest Rapper

De-Bug's music blogger Baylingual traveled to Sacramento to meet with Task1ne for an in-depth interview. Task1ne talks about his philosophy on music, a journey that started with a X-men comic book and Tribe Called Quest album.

"Orange is the New Black" Shares The Real Stories of Our Secret Society

Having spent the last 17 years behind the walls, the author and program director for incarcerated women hesitated to watch the hit show Orange is the New Black. When she did, she was amazed at how close to reality the show was, capturing subtle details usually only those on the inside understand.

The Pedagogy of Hip Hop: Media Consolidation, Black Manhood, and Art in America

Fueled by events such as the VMA fiasco to Dave Chappelle walking off the stage -- this has become moment to reflect on the current state of culture in America. Commentator Shamako Noble writes of the history, consequence, and the high stakes of hip hop in 2013.

Hiero Day 2013 - Oakland, CA

Hiero Day 2013 was a huge success, not only for the city of Oakland, but for the Bay Area as a whole. Sv De-Bug was present at the second annual Hiero Day and was delighted to see so much positivity and love in a city that has an image of danger.

PHOTOS: San Jose Tenants Rally to End Rent Increases

Over 100 people gathered at San Jose City Hall to protest the federal sequester cuts to Section 8 tenants, which is pushing families into homelessness. One woman, Laura, testified how her rent was increased from $90 to $835 a month. Her total monthly income is $516. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren was present to accept over 800 petitions collected by community members calling for an end to the cuts. Photos by Charisse Domingo.

We Speak Baylingual: WestCoast LaborDay Weekend playlist

This week in Hip Hop is dope because there was both producers and rappers/emcees putting in work to bring new music to the table. Whether Back Pack to GFunk its all WestCoast HipHop. So check it out folks and enjoy this Labor Day weekend playlist. Parental Advisory

The Dream Lives: Sights and Sounds of San Jose's "March on Washington" Commemoration

Photographer Charisse Domingo captures the images and voices of the hundreds who gathered in San Jose on August 24, 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. A diverse assembly of youth, elders, and families from all backgrounds marched in unity and hope, evidencing King's dream is alive and present in San Jose fifty years later.

POEM: Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

Steeda McGruder, founder of Sisters That Been There, shares the walk of, and freedom from, incarceration from the tales of the shoes women on the inside wear.

Samuel Rodriguez Oakland Museum Wall for Dia De Los Muertos

This is 1 of 2 walls that are being painted by Sam Rodriguez for the annual Dia De Los Muertos exhibit which opens this fall.
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