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Red Bull EmSee Battle 2011 (coming to Royale in Boston THIS WEDNESDAY)

Red Bull EmSee Battle 2011 (coming to Royale in Boston THIS WEDNESDAY)

You might have noticed that there's a battle going on over rap battle formats. In one corner, there's the traditional shit, in which MCs face...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 04, 2011

Two great flavors

"When I said that I wanted to use 'What We Do' as a single," Freeway explains, "people said it couldn't happen because it didn't have a hook. You know how the rest of that one goes."
Freeway and Jake One team up to lay it down
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010

Man at work

It's easy to manufacture illusions of rap stardom. Any MySpace whiteboy with a few grand can fill a mixtape with big cameos, and for a little more, guests will even shout his name out. But though such pay-for-spray practices have kept established artis
Statik Selektah is so busy, it bugs him out
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010

Spring fever

As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010

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

Green initiative

In an era when the major labels ignore just about everybody without a nickname that rhymes with “sleazy,” it was no small feat for Wale to land a deal with Interscope Records earlier this year.
Hip-hop’s heads go on Wale watch
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 21, 2008