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June 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

KUBE 93 Summer Jam brings the new classics and old favorites for a two-day party at the Gorge

KUBE 93’s annual Summer Jam is back at The Gorge again this weekend, but this year adds an extra day of high-powered rap acts to become a two-day festival well worth the trip out to George, Washington.

Saturday’s main lineup reads like a typical radio-rap festival in 2014


Comments | More in Festivals, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Big Sean, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar

September 11, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Did West Coast hip-hop change the world? | Book review

‘6 ’N The Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture’ by Daudi Abe Over the Edge, 473 pp., $12.99 Seattle writer and Seattle Central Community College instructor Daudi Abe has dedicated almost 500 pages to five years of West Coast hip-hop with his book (warning, long title) “6 ’N the Morning: West…


Comments | Topics: "6 'N the Morning", Daudi Abe, DJ Quik