Musician Jace Clayton, who also performs under the name DJ /rupture, says he fell in love with the work of little-known composer Julius Eastman. Rocio Rodriguez Salceda/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A still from the video for E-40's 1993 song "Practice Looking Hard," in which rappers like The Coup's Boots Riley (second from right) and Tupac (not pictured) also appeared. Couresy of Zomba Recording hide caption

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The Many Sounds Of 1993 Bay Area Rap

Overlooked by the industry, Bay Area rappers as different as E-40, Too Short and The Coup were free to make and sell music that didn't sound like anybody else's.

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Strachwitz and Ry Cooder backstage at Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration. Mike Melnyk/Arhoolie Records hide caption

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Charles Lloyd, 75, continues to tour widely. Dorothy Darr/ECM Records hide caption

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Gangsta Rap Swap Meet Proprietor Wan Joon Kim Has Died

Kim sold some of the earliest work of DJ Quik, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E in the mid-1980s, when few knew them and fewer stores would sell their music.

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