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2000 Stories by Darren Keast

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  • Breakestra

    published December 7, 2000

    Breakestra is a funk band that Bay Area hip-hop luminary Peanut Butter Wolf discovered playing in an L.A. club and promptly signed to his Stones... More >>

  • Deltron 3030

    published November 30, 2000

    Dr. Octagon is dead. Been dead for almost four years now. The all-star project was great during its brief life span -- Kool Keith's pornographic... More >>

  • Black Stars

    published November 9, 2000

    Just as with the physical universe, experts these days can't seem to agree about whether the hip-hop universe is shrinking or expanding. On the... More >>

  • DJ Assault

    published November 2, 2000

    As a result of its de-genderizing baggy pants aesthetic and sometimes not-so-tangential connection to the drug Ecstasy, the rave movement has... More >>

  • Slum Village

    published July 27, 2000

    The hip-hop community has been anticipating the coming of Slum Village's commercial debut with the same fervor Christians await the availability... More >>

  • Cali Agents

    published June 29, 2000

    Rasco and Planet Asia, two of underground hip-hop's most consistently solid MCs, united under the alias Cali Agents with the lofty intention of... More >>

  • Perpetual Movement

    published June 22, 2000

    One afternoon, Brian Transeau received a phone call that would forever change his life, and without exaggeration, the nature of dance music all... More >>

  • Various artists

    published June 15, 2000

    Stefan Betke of Berlin started the ~scape label after his own work (recorded under the name Pole) sold beyond anyone's expectations, turning him... More >>

  • Zion I

    published June 8, 2000

    Back in the early '90s, music constructed out of the breakbeat branched into two distinct factions: hip-hop and drum and bass. Separated by the... More >>

  • Spirited Rhymes

    published May 4, 2000

    It takes an unusually patient hip-hop enthusiast to be a Blackalicious fan. Collectors of the Oakland (by way of Sacramento and Davis, California)... More >>

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