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The Hidden Economics of Oakland's Rap Bohemia

Are these starving hip-hop artists in Oakland underdogs—or the 1 percent of the no-budget rap game?


Members of Oakland's bohemian rap scene, including Mike Melero, second from right in the back row, and Antwon Williams, center

In our weekly Hustlin' series, we go beyond the pitying articles about recession-era youth and illuminate ways our generation is coping. The last few years may have been a rude awakening, but we're surviving. Here's how.

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