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Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 2

We have plenty more locally sourced hip-hop updates here.
Products of the environment
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 11, 2013
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B. Dolan rules House of Bees Vol. 2 and Church of Love & Ruin

Mission accomplished for B. Dolan on his latest release, House of Bees Vol. 2 (Strange Famous Records) — he set out to "shatter all expectations conjured by the word 'mixtape.' "
Bless the mic
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 27, 2012
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Grinding gears with Wheelchair Sports Camp

Unless you count Summer Jam and other shameless showcases of hack-rap sharecroppers, hip-hop never had a circus until B. Dolan stepped up to play ringmaster.
No filter
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 20, 2012

Cram it all in!

For underground hip-hop heads, it gets no bigger than SEAN PRICE (of Boot Camp Clik and Heltah Skeltah legend) hitting up Fête on THURSDAY (the 9th); only $12 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for ticket availability (don't sleep!).
From Sean Price to Panther Moderns!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 10, 2012
New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV

New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV


Two of my favorite sources for both information and entertainment have blessed us this week with multimedia assaults concerning the Occupy movement at large. One...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 13, 2011

Sunday morning rock

Last call for a pair of killer shows THURSDAY (the 4th).
The Half-Marathon and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 05, 2011


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25 Essential Hip-Hop Acts at SXSW 2011

Before you go coastal on us, let's be clear that this is in no way a slap at rap music's primary metropolitan hubs. The fact is that despite being in Boston, the Phoenix covers as much New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles hip-hop as any paper in America, i
Beyond New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, or Atlanta
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 18, 2011
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Photos: B. Dolan at the Western Front

B. Dolan perform live at the Western Front on February 11, 2011.
B. Dolan | Western Front | February 11, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 18, 2011

From I, Destroyer to Dipset

No excuses — something for everyone on FRIDAY (the 11th), including East Bay greats THE PROPELLERS (75or Less Records) playing the New Wave Cafe in New Bedford (508.984.0080).
Out in the streets
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 11, 2011
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B. Dolan goes where few MCs have gone before

B. Dolan is like Joaquin Phoenix with no safety net and a whole lot more back hair. Unlike Phoenix in last year's faux meta-mockumentary I'm Not Here , the Providence native doesn't shock people for no good reason.
The Bombzo Way
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2011
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37 things to do before finals

You're back from the holiday break and are ready to fill in the social calendar that stretches from here to the end of the semester. Check out these entries and get ready to get busy .
Where the fun is
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 28, 2011


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Beats, rhymes, and Li(f)e

Cult-status indie wordsmith Sage Francis digs deep and blows the black mold off the diary on Li(f)e (Anti-), while enlisting an impressive roster of indie-rock songwriters.
Sage Francis balances despair and hope on new album
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 07, 2010
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The Manhattan project

"Was I a coward to abandon the broken down mechanics that crowned Biggie Smalls as the king of Atlantis?" asks Providence-based wordsmith B. Dolan.
B. Dolan breaks north on Fallen House, Sunken City
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 26, 2010
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B. Dolan | Fallen House, Sunken City

Although I've always found B. Dolan to be one of hip-hop's mightiest politically charged performers, his disc-length poetic pieces have confused (and even bored) the piss out of me.
Strange Famous (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 26, 2010
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Beyond Dilla and Dipset

With a semi-sober face I'll claim that hip-hop in 2010 might deliver more than just posthumous Dilla discs, Dipset mixtapes, and a new ignoramus coke rapper whom critics pretend rhymes in triple-entendres.
Can hip-hop deliver in 2010?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010

Mixing it up

B. DOLAN and SAGE FRANCIS provided memorable highlights at this year’s Rock the Bells in Mansfield; watch the Strange Famous reps slay Jerky’s Bar (401.621.2244) with special guest SLEEP on THURSDAY (the 12th).
B. + Sage + Roz + Chelsy + Stefan + more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 13, 2009


Sleep + B. Dolan + Brzowski & Graymatter


SLEEP, of the unique Northwestern hip-hop crew Oldominion, hits the Big Easy with B. DOLAN and BRZOWSKI & GRAYMATTER, with a 9 pm sharp start time at...
By webteam  |  November 05, 2009

Old school

More top shelf hip-hop at Jerky’s
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 09, 2009