Oakland

One such person is getting a grand lesson that Hammer, also known as MC Hammer, was about that action in those streets despite his dance-friendly music and image.

The 31-year-old Olympic gold medalist and basketball superstar just released his latest album, Different On Levels The Lord Allowed, and fans on Twitter are especially pleased with the results.

Saturday was all about Town Bidness on Saturday night as Verzuz took its breakout streaming platform west to showcase two of the Bay Area's legendary titans for the final battle of 2020.

The Hieroglyphics, a veteran Hip-Hop collective and pioneering recording imprint, will deliver to the Bay Area another star-studded festival for its annual “Hiero Day” event. Now in its seventh year, this year’s lineup was announced and features Black Thought of The Roots, Freddie Gibbs, and more.

In a response to white privilege and gentrification, Black residents of Oakland gathered at Lake Merritt Park hosted another large event after a white woman called cops on a Black family barbecuing. The second of these gatherings, billed as “BBQing While Black” was another peaceful and especially joyous time that took place this past Sunday […]

A white woman who called police on a Black family in Oakland‘s Lake Merritt Park last month thought the color of her skin would afford her some rights to flex but was sadly mistaken. In response to the incident, residents of all hues gathered in the city to turn up in protest.

Zion I, one of the veteran Hip-Hop acts out of the Bay Area, were the target of thieves who robbed the crew of $90,000 in camera equipment by gunpoint. Zumbi, the face of Zion I, says that the robbery is most likely part of a larger plot and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to stave […]

Details continue to pour forth regarding last Friday’s blaze in Oakland, California, which officials say has claimed the lives of 36 people. The city’s district attorney is considering criminal charges in the matter as the investigation remains underway.

Art is imitating life in Bay Area rapper Zion I‘s latest video for his appropriately titled “Tech $.”

Sean Whent, the chief of the Oakland Police Department, has resigned from his post just as the office is under investigation for sexual misconduct by some of its officers. In a statement delivered last week, Chief Whent announced his retirement but did not divulge why he was doing so.

E-40 has enjoyed one of the most successful and lengthy careers in Hip-Hop today, which continues with the announcement that his 2015 hit single, “Choices (Yup)” has gone gold. Since beginning the rollout of released material in 1993, the plaque adds to the other gold and platinum-selling releases from the Bay Area slang lord.

The streets of Oakland are boiling over with violence in the aftermath of summertime and soul singer Bilal is the latest victim of armed robbery–in broad daylight. Around 3:15 p.m. on Monday October 5th, Bilal his four-man crew were out in The Bay shooting the video for “I Really Don’t Care,” the next single off […]