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A fantastic voyage to the beer summit: Go tell it ’bout the mountains

We usually keep things ultra-local in this space, but we're making an exception this week ( and taking a lot of space).
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 26, 2012

Alchemist + Oh No | Gutter Water

The debut of Alchemist and Oh No as Gangrene is like Indian-food flatulence that somehow smells delicious.
Decon (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 03, 2010
Booty Advisory: Daylight ravings!

Booty Advisory: Daylight ravings!

FRIDAY 03.19 | DJ ILGIN @ Underbar | At Underbar, see what they get busy to in Istanbul. Turkey's #1 lady of the decks, DJ...
By webteam  |  March 19, 2010

Ivory and ebony

Hip-hop will never be post-racial. Pigment plays a major role at every level, and that's not always a bad thing.
Jake One and Freeway aren't hip-hop's first multi-racial tag team
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010

Fashawn | Boy Meets World

Since Boy Meets World dropped into my radar a month ago, I’ve discovered how much magic stretches clean across the tracklist, and I was planning to include it on my year-end list. Yet more immediate praise is due.
One (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 04, 2009

Bekay | Hunger Pains

Bekay is that chip-shouldered scumbag from down the block whom your mom banned from the house after she caught him sodomizing your little sister’s Teddy Ruxpin.
Coalmine (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 06, 2009

Gay Pride music options that won't send you screaming back to the closet.

Gay Pride music options that won't send you screaming back to the closet.

Trust me, I know: One day, some crucial gland inside of me will cough a final puff of its stuff into my bloodstream and I’ll...
By Michael Brodeur  |  June 11, 2009

Termanology | Politics As Usual

This one should be considered a “How To” manual for regional rap stars who are poised to detonate worldwide.  
 Nature Sounds (2008)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 01, 2008