Last week was an important week for Bay Area music. On the hip-hop end of things, Thizzler presented the Bay Area Freshmen Back To School Week 2012, which was chalk full of exclusive content. So before you do anything else, make sure to watch all 9 interviews (conducted by yours truly), 3 cyphers, and download the mixtape right here. On the other end of the musical spectrum Outside Lands was this weekend as well. I didn’t get to go Friday, but I was lucky enough to make it on Saturday and Sunday. Santigold was too dope, Jack White was surprisingly good, Big Boi tore shit down, Stevie Wonder lived up to all expectations, and despite the lack of local acts on the three day bill, Metallica reaffirmed that they are probably the greatest Bay Area band of all time. This was my first year at the festival, but I’ll mos def be back every year in the future. Now I’m just waiting for Rock The Bells…. Hit the jump to catch up on the releases you may have missed from last week.