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2 Live Crew at Port City Music Hall
In other nightlife news, the once relentlessly controversial rap group 2 Live Crew bring their profane party jams ("Me So Horny," "Hoochie Mama") to Port...
| August 31, 2010
Thinking outside the Woodbox
As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
| March 19, 2010
I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
| July 24, 2009
The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards
With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
| July 10, 2009
CMJ in one day
The Gray Lady of indie music fests ain’t what she used to be
| October 29, 2008
Indoor block party
I’m white and from rural Connecticut, so I think Saturday night was the closest I’ve ever come to anything resembling a block party.
Diplo at Great Scott, February 23, 2008
MEGAN V. BELL
| February 26, 2008
“I think a lot of our music got overshadowed by the girls,” says legendary DJ Mr. Mixx of 2 Live Crew.
How 2 Live Crew blew up from hip-hop comedy act to multi-platinum provocateurs
| July 18, 2007
That rumbling, booty-shaking bass, the whip-thwap drums, the familiar melodies with Portuguese lyrics. It’s called baile funk, and if you’ve been to a hip DJ show lately, you’ve probably heard it. Edu K, "Hot Mama (Bonde do Role mix)" (mp3)
Edu K helps baile funk survive hipsterdom
| October 03, 2006
Tear the club up
"What Samir and I bring to the table is that we were both coming from a real street hip-hop sentiment," says LaCrate, "and that’s where club in its origin came from. As much as it may have been comprised of rave breaks, there was nothing rave – I always
How Baltimore and Aaron LaCrate are going to save club music
| August 22, 2006
"I get bored easily," says Pink. "I like being a big mystery bag. It confuses some people, but it works for me.”
Embracing the eclecticism of Pink
| July 11, 2006
Porn to lose
Instead of, say, “Hello,” or something, the first words out of Blowfly’s mouth are, “You just made a big mistake calling this number, white boy – you hear?”
Twenty minutes in Blowfly’s weird world
| April 03, 2006
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