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Nas rocks the bells

Six months ago my teenage cousins told me they'd been listening to Big Pun. And Nas, and Ghostface, and every other artist who inspires regular road rage in male rap fans between the ages of 28 and 35.
The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 09, 2011
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Photos: World Naked Bike Ride at Boston Common

Boston-based bicyclists take part in the  World Naked Bike Ride  at Boston Common on July 9, 2011.
Biking in the buff
By ANGELA OWENS  |  July 15, 2011
Someone Should Tell Common And Sarah Palin That They Have The Same Stance On Abortion

Someone Should Tell Common And Sarah Palin That They Have The Same Stance On Abortion


Common's not an MC who subsides on beef. In fact he sports the opposite stereotype, and is more likely to trade noodle recipes with Mos...
By Chris Faraone  |  May 10, 2011
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Review: Just Wright

As glossy as you might expect, the film double-dribbles with its familiar story of the ugly duckling who wins the swan.
Bench this fairy tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 14, 2010

Rocked at Rock the Bells


VIDEO: Talib Kweli live at Rock the Bells About three songs into the epic final set of this year's Rock the Bells - a dream-like...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 22, 2009

Photos: Rock the Bells 2009


More from Faraone on this weekend's Rock the Bells coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy these photos after the jump from Derek Green.    K'Naan   Psycho...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 20, 2009


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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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The Jonas Brothers | Lines, Vines and Trying Times

For a group of guys who made their name as the boy band of whom no mom could disapprove, the Jonas Brothers have developed some pretty repellent ideas about the fairer sex. In what seems like every other song here, they whine about how crazy and needy
Hollywood (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2009
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Future schlock

The future has not been kind to the Terminator franchise.
Terminator Salvation is beyond salvage
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 22, 2009


Common

As one of hip-hop's smartest MCs, Chicago rapper Common understands irony. So he should know how ridiculous it is that the same dude who once skewered Ice Cube for pitching St. Ides is slinging everything from Lincoln Navigators to Zune players and Gap h
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By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Slideshow: Rapper Common at House of Blues

Live at House of Blues, Boston.
Common performs at the House of Blues in Boston on March 9, 2009.
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  March 10, 2009
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An abridged history of the Roots' collabs

Collaborations
Tangled up
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009
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Common

Can you fault a Second City 35-year-old Gap-shilling rapper for wanting to make elevator hip-hop for Second City 35-year-old Gap-wearing yuppies?
Finding Forever | Geffen
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 14, 2007