‘Shock G is free’: In Tampa, family, friends and fans celebrate life of hip-hop legend Shock G

“We are all sprinkles of God...We all rise up at birth and at death are sucked back into the greater life of…

By CL Staff

Kent Racker (center) hugs the casket holding his brother Gregory Jacobs, aka Shock G, as MC Serch (background) and Too Fly Eli (hand) offer support.
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Photos of Wu-Tang Clan's GZA rocking the Orpheum in Tampa

The Genius — aka Justice, Maximillion, and most famously, GZA — was in Tampa on Sunday night for a set at Orpheum…

By CL Staff

Photos of Wu-Tang Clan's GZA rocking the Orpheum in Tampa
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Photos of Tash Sultana, Lizzo and more at Atlanta's Music Midtown

CL's photographers will seemingly go anywhere to point a lens at some of music's biggest up-and-coming stars, and Camren took a ride…

By CL Staff

Lizzo @ Music Midtown
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Fabulous photos of Lizzo making her Tampa debut at a sold-out Yuengling Center

Lizzo made her Tampa debut at the Yuengling Center on Tuesday night where more than 7,000 Lizzbians (and opener Ari Lennox) helped…

By CL Staff

Fabulous photos of Lizzo making her Tampa debut at a sold-out Yuengling Center
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Photos of Mystikal before and after he was injured at Tampa concert

You already know, but New Orleans rapper Mystikal took a tumble on Thursday during a set at The Ritz in Ybor City.…

By CL Staff

Mystikal
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Photos from Mary J. Blige and Nas playing Tampa's MidFlorida Amphitheatre

Mary J. Blige and Nas are heating up sheds across the country as part of a co-headlining summer tour, and on Saturday…

By CL Staff

Photos from Mary J. Blige and Nas playing Tampa's MidFlorida Amphitheatre
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Photos of Diamond D and Erok spinning at Ol’ Dirty Sundays Crowbar

Diggin’ In The Crates Crew’s Diamond D returned for what we’re counting as his third set for Ol’ Dirty Sundays at Crowbar.…

By CL Staff

(L-R) DJ Sandman, Diamond D and DJ Fader
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Everyone we saw at Sam E Hues' album release show at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa

In its 40 year history, Skipper's Smokehouse had yet to host a hip-hop concert. That all changed on Friday night when Tampa…

By CL Staff

Sam E Hues @ Skipper's Smokehouse
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Photos of Jorja Smith and Kali Uchi being angelic at the Fillmore Miami Beach

Actual earth angels Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis have teamed up for an internationally-flavored tour that mercifully hit the Fillmore in Miami…

By CL Staff

Jorja Smith @ Fillmore
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Photos of rapper Smino playing a sold-out Tampa Orpheum in Ybor City

Midwest rap phenom Smino headlined Orpheum's second sold-out show in as many days, and fans were all up in the Ybor City…

By CL Staff

Photos of rapper Smino playing a sold-out Tampa Orpheum in Ybor City
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Photos of MadeInTYO at Ybor City Orpheum

Malcolm Jamaal Davis — a 26-year-old Hawaiian-born, Atlanta-repping rapper better known as MadeinTYO — brought a 2018 full-length debut, Sincerely, Tokyo, to…

By CL Staff

MadeInTYO @ The Orpheum
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Photos of Vince Staples and Buddy at The Ritz Ybor City

A monster hip-hop bill passed through The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on Wednesday, and Phil DeSimone was there to catch photos…

By CL Staff

Vince Staples @ The Ritz Ybor
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Check out Mighty Jai, Fever Beam and Pohgoh rocking Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park

The 2018 finale of free, downtown Tampa concert series Rock the Park tapped three of the Tampa Bay area's best acts —…

By CL Staff

Mighty Jai @ Rock The Park Tampa
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Photos of rap duo Atmosphere at Tampa's The Ritz Ybor City

It's been 20 years since Atmosphere broke out with When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, but the revered, old-school…

By CL Staff

Atmosphere @ The Ritz Ybor
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Photos of Tampa’s Drunken Turkey Fry at Crowbar Ybor City

Crowbar's Drunken Turkey Fry returned to Ybor City where Louis Jr., Jeremy Gloff, GreyMarket and John Nowicki's Tiny Terrors ensemble played on…

By CL Staff

Clay Parkinson @ Crowbar's Drunken Turkey Fry
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The best photos from Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in Houston

Travis Scott's sold-out Astroworld festival brought joy back to the youth of Houston, and you can read more about that in our…

By CL Staff

Astroworld Festival
    Photo by AB.Gonzalezz
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Photos of Atlanta rapper Young Nudy at Tampa's Orpheum Ybor City

Young Nudy's "Welcome to Nudy Land" tour hit Orpheum in Ybor City on Sunday night. And while the show was cut short…

By CL Staff

Young Nudy @ Orpheum
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Photos of DJ Mad Linx playing Ol' Dirty Sundays at Tampa's Crowbar Ybor City

One of Tampa's own, DJ Mad Linx of BET fame, returned home on Sunday night for a set at Ol' Dirty Sundays.…

By CL Staff

DJ Mad Linx @ Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar
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Photos of Big Boi at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

Christina Aguilera and Big Boi made for one of the more odd concert pairings of 2018 until you consider the sounds of…

By CL Staff

Big Boi @ Mahaffey Theater
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Look at Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda playing Tampa's The Ritz Ybor City

When Mike Shinoda shows up in town, his shows are part concert and part counseling session, too. It's been just over a…

By CL Staff

Mike Shinoda @ The Ritz Ybor
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Photos of Bronx DJ Mell Starr playing Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar Ybor City

Crowbar might've had a rock show early Sunday, but the late night hours always belong to Ol' Dirty Sundays, which welcomed a…

By CL Staff

DJ Mell Star @ Crowbar
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Photos of Wu-Tang Clan playing Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in St. Augustine

Wu-Tang Clan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its breakthrough LP, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on a tour that stopped at St. Augustine…

By CL Staff

Wu-Tang Clan @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
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Photos from Atlanta's Imagine Music Festival

Atlanta's Imagine Music Festival took over the speedway with four days of EDM. Check out some of Kaylee's photos capturing the ambience…

By CL Staff

Merman @ Imagine Music Festival
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Photos of Tampa's Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar in Ybor City

Tony Tostones (aka DJ Ynot) couldn't make it up to Ybor City from Miami, but the Ol' Dirty Sundays faithful still steady…

By CL Staff

Photos of Tampa's Ol' Dirty Sundays at Crowbar in Ybor City
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Photos of underground hip-hop producer Prefuse 73 at Crowbar

Pioneering hip-hop producer Prefuse 73 brought a new album, Sacrifices, to Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida. Jon Ditty and Deku played support. Daryl…

By CL Staff

Prefuse 73 @ Crowbar
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Photos from KAABOO Music Festival in Del Mar California

A selection of photos taken at the the KAABOO Music Festival in Del Mar, Southern California from this past weekend. Featured artists…

By CL Staff

Post Malone @ KAABOO Music Festival on September 14, 2018
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Photos of hip-hop icon Tony Touch going all-house for Ol' Dirty Sundays at Tampa's Crowbar

According to CL photog Brian Mahar, Tony Touch threw a curve at the normally hip-hop, soul and reggae-flavored Ol' Dirty Sundays this…

By CL Staff

Photos of hip-hop icon Tony Touch going all-house for Ol' Dirty Sundays at Tampa's Crowbar
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Photos of Rockness Monsta and Craig G at Ol' Dirty Sundays' Brooklyn 2 Tampa

Not content to simply be Ybor City’s best end-of-the-weekend party, Ol’ Dirty Sundays ups the ante once a year with this now-annual…

By CL Staff

Photos of Rockness Monsta and Craig G at Ol' Dirty Sundays' Brooklyn 2 Tampa
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Look at 27 photos of G-Eazy honoring Mac Miller in Tampa to

It was an emotional Friday night for Tampa Bay area hip-hop fans who arrived at G-Eazy's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre show just…

By CL Staff

G-Eazy plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on September 7, 2018.
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One year later, see photos from slain rapper XXXtentacion's canceled 2017 Ybor City concert

It's been one year since XXXtentacion's canceled, spur of the moment Ybor City show. Look at photos of the rapper — who…

By CL Staff

One year later, see photos from slain rapper XXXtentacion's canceled 2017 Ybor City concert
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