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Category: Music

Remembering Prince: In The Margins Lies Our Good Sense

Growing up in Germany, with his parents from Afghanistan, Ali Rahnoma remembers hearing Prince as a child and thinking his musical style was too different and strange. Later in life it made sense, and now he reflects on what Prince and his music taught us about life.

From Place Comes Culture – An Interview with Cellista

Freya Seeburger is Cellista, a cellist and San Jose Arts Commissioner. Read her thoughts on her latest performance piece and how making room for every member of our community is tied to the future of arts in San Jose.

Phife Dawg’s Passing Marks The End of an Era

The hip hop world just lost one of the greats yesterday, Malik Isaac Taylor aka emcee Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest lost his battle with his health. Demone Carter, the 2016 Silicon Valley Artist Laureate writes on what his life meant to him, from emcee to emcee.

Ten Best Hip Hop Love Songs

This Valentine's Day, check out which songs Demone Carter writes are the best hip hop love songs of all time, based on a criteria of 1) not being overtly misogynistic, 2) dealing with love and not break ups, and 3) not overly sappy. And tell us if he missed any and why!

Mister CR, South Los Angeles independent artist drops his new album

Mister CR, has been active for more than twenty years in the Cali scene as one of the original Goodlife MCs. At the age of 15, he is a long standing affiliate and one time protege of Ellay Khule aka Rifleman and as a member originally of the Eastside Badstads and most recently Goodlife Bullyz. His music has appeared on the sound track to "Soul Plane" and is playing the BET Awards in Atlanta this year.

AFTERSHOCK IS COMING TO TOWN

Remember when you were a little kid and anticipated to when the circus would come to town? Well, the equivalent of the circus is coming to town. Monster’s Energy drink Aftershock is coming to town with a rather impressive line-up, and we here at De-Bug can’t wait to see some of our all time favorite bands come to Sacramento.

Californication Gets Remade With San Jo Flavor

Check out San Jose emcee Cola as he drops his new single that riffs from that memorable West Coast classic by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Baylingual: Remembering Bay Area Legend "The Jacka"

On February 2nd, I was having a conversation with some of the homies about Bay Area Hip Hop Artists that got taken from us. There was Pac, Mac Dre, Coughnut, and Charisma to name a few. The very same night we had this conversation, coincidently The Jacka was taken from us in a tragic shooting in Oakland. I grew up listening to this guy, I met this guy, and it's just a sad day in The Bay, a sad day in America.

The Best Hip Hop Show I've Ever Seen: "The Smokers Tour"

Nov 8th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, I attended my first 'Smokers Club Tour'. A tour that has been around for the past 5 years, where legendary hip hop artists collaborated with the 'New School' artists  blending wavy performances that's a must see for any fan of hip hop. 

Reflections: Cola's Debut Music Video

San Jose artist Cola has been working hard on his album "NoSuchThing" for a little under a year, and this video is an introduction to what is about to drop on Oct. 21st, 2014. With music produced by Merc, and visuals by Zeroscope, this wavy video will leave you asking for more.
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