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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...
By webteam  |  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.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010

Smack downer

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009

CMJ in one day

The Gray Lady of indie music fests ain’t what she used to be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  February 26, 2008


Still nasty

“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
By BRIAN COLEMAN  |  July 18, 2007

Brazilian punk

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
By DAVID DAY  |  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
By MIKE MCKAY  |  August 22, 2006

Mystery mix

"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
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 03, 2006