Tag: Bay Area

Earl Stevens mangoscato

You read that right, Mangoscato. Earl Stevens, better known as West Coast hip-hop veteran E-40, has…

E-40 performs ‘Function’ live

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Adrian Marcel on Ginuwine, the Bay and learning from Raphael Saadiq

Adrian Marcel remembers exactly what album and what artist inspired him to become a singer. The R&B star from East Oakland knew that he was destined to be a performer after he heard Ginuwine’s 1998 album 100% Ginuwine. “That’s when I knew for sure that [music] was where I wanted to go,” he recalls. “I was always into music but that was around the age when you start liking girls, and I realized you get girls from singing. [laughs]”