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Interviews

Saweetie Is Working Despite What You Think About Her

Noisey had dinner with the Bay area rapper ahead of her sophomore EP, ‘Icy.’ Saweetie knows what you’ve been saying about her. She just doesn’t care.
Kristin Corry
4.1.19
Interviews

35 Years In, Prog-Thrash Greats Voivod Are Still Reaching for Outer Space

Guitarist Dan Mongrain explains how his classical training helped lead the Quebec legends into new dimensions on their 14th album, 'The Wake'.
Nathan Carson
9.24.18
Premieres

Stream Nef the Pharaoh's 'The Big Chang Theory,' a West Coast Rap Delight

The Vallejo rapper returns with his best project yet. Listen to it now.
Eric Sundermann
8.9.18
Remembering Things

Remember When MC Hammer Was a Bat Boy for the Oakland A's​?

On Opening Day of the MLB season, we look back at the baseballingest rapper of them all, MC Hammer, who got a taste for the executive life long before "U Can't Touch This."
Alex Robert Ross
3.29.18
New music

Saweetie's Icy Raps Are Reclaiming What It Means to Be High Maintenance

The Bay Area rapper is crafting anthems for getting out of your feelings and into your bag in her debut EP, ‘High Maintenance.’
Kristin Corry
3.16.18
streaming

Rexx Life Raj's 'Father Figure 2: Flourish' Is Perfect for The Long Weekend

Listen to the Berkeley rapper's latest project, featuring G-Eazy, Russ, and Iman Europe, over some turkey and football.
Noisey Staff
11.22.17
Interviews

Husalah, Bay Area Legend, Returns to Rap with Limitless Wisdom

In his first interview in years, Husalah discusses his return to music and the legacy of The Jacka.
David Drake
7.11.17
Premieres

Succumb Sends Death Metal Genre Conventions to the Gallows

Stream the exquisitely filthy debut from these lyrical, genre-busting San Francisco death metal upstarts
Kim Kelly
5.2.17
Premieres

Ails Channels the Ghost of Ludicra with a Chilling New Track,"Dead Metaphors"

Listen to a track from former Ludicra members Laurie Sue Shanaman​ and Christy Cather's intriguing new black/death project
Kim Kelly
4.11.17
Premieres

Extremity's Debut 'Extremely Fucking Dead' Is Extremely Fucking Brutal

Stream the Oakland old school death metal supergroup's bowel-crushing 20 Buck Spin debut
Cody Davis
4.4.17
Premieres

Reflect and Evaporate and Find Transcendence in KAI OD's Video for "Daze Past"

The Bay Area singer/rapper searches for himself and might help you find yourself in the video for "Daze Past."
Alex Dorman
3.2.17
Interviews

E-40 Has Been Ahead of His Time Longer than You’ve Been Alive

The Bay Area rapper has been rapping the same for 25 years, and it has sounded fucking sweet the entire time.
Zach Goldbaum
1.11.17
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