The new collection at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland pays tribute to the local people and places who’ve helped shape the genre.
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Oakland native P. Frank Williams examines violence within hip-hop
The award-winning executive-producer of “Hip Hop Homicides” has come a long way since his days riding the bus with Too $hort in East Oakland.
Photos: City honors Oakland rapper Too $hort with his own day and street sign
Oakland rolled out the red carpet for the East Oakland icon with a celebration on Saturday at Fremont High School.
Oakland plans to honor legendary rapper Too $hort with renamed street
A span of Foothill Boulevard will be renamed Too $hort Way next week.
Bay Area hip-hop artist Mystic puts love at the center of new album
The longtime Oakland resident and Grammy-nominated artist talks about her latest project, “Dreaming in Cursive: The Girl Who Loved Sparklers.”
Oakland rapper Bryce Savoy pays homage to his late grandmother in new music video
The visuals for the song “Granny Said” depict his admiration for his grandmother Isabelle Payne-Brown, who passed away this year.
Shock G’s jazz piano: The Digital Underground frontman’s musicianship will be featured in posthumous album
Gregory Jacobs knack for playing the piano will be on full display in his upcoming release “The Piano Man.”
‘Stop watcha doin!’ Oakland might declare a Digital Underground Day
The city plans to honor the late Gregory “Shock G” Jacobs, founding member of Oakland-based hip-hop group Digital Underground, with an official day.