rap http://kalw.org en Bay Area Beats: Meet San Francisco's Mystic Blaze http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-meet-san-franciscos-mystic-blaze <p>TraVaughn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hicks has been making music since he was a young boy and his rapper uncle would record him singing on his songs.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Audrey Dilling 43143 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: Meet San Francisco's Mystic Blaze Local Music: Kreayshawn http://kalw.org/post/local-music-kreayshawn <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.1851863861084px; white-space: pre-wrap; ">Oakland rapper <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kreayshawn/app_178091127385" target="_blank">Kreayshawn</a> had a major music video hit in 2010, with over three million views in the first three weeks. Now she&rsquo;s back with another video, the first single from her new album. She&rsquo;ll be performing live on Saturday August 18 at <a href="http://www.roe-sf.com/calendar-events-details.php?event_id=1225" target="_blank">Roe</a> in San Francisco. Doors open at 10 pm. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:19:18 +0000 Steven Short 15199 at http://kalw.org Local Music: Kreayshawn Ice T’s Doc ‘The Art of Rap’ Is a Must See http://kalw.org/post/ice-t-s-doc-art-rap-must-see <p>http://vimeo.com/43151876</p><p>This weekend, <em>Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap</em> opens in theaters, and it is absolutely deserving of an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. It&rsquo;s compelling, witty and much needed in terms of refocusing us on what hip hop, and rap in particular, is really about. There have been a number of documentaries put out over the years that have focused on emceeing, but this one really hits home for a few reasons.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:52:41 +0000 Davey D 12319 at http://kalw.org VoiceBox: The Musicality of Rap http://kalw.org/post/voicebox-musicality-rap <p><a href="http://kalw.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/local-music-player">Listen this week&nbsp;anytime via&nbsp;KALW&#39;s Local Music Player</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Milwaukee-based emcee and poet Melissa Czarnik&nbsp;talks with host Chloe Veltman about the the music of rap.&nbsp; Friday at 10pm.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:09:57 +0000 Matt Martin 4487 at http://kalw.org VoiceBox: The Musicality of Rap