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Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Another Brown bagged

Ian Brown: lady hitter?
Plus Stockman sickened, Sublime subpoena'd,
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 13, 2009
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Clik tracks

Hide your naughty daughters and aspiring MC sons: Brooklyn’s Duck Down is that kingly retrofitted, incomparably propped hip-hop label that all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to fuck with.
Buckshot and Black Moon get live
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 17, 2009
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Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
. . . or are we dancey?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Action steps

The Killers go through some new motions
The Killers go through some new motions
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009
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Backed the f*** up

I wasn’t the only one held back from “Rock the Bells” by fleets of ugly persons driving Chevy Avalanches.
‘Rock The Bells’ 2008
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2008


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Akrobatik

One of the hallmarks of Akrobatik’s style has always been his sincerity.
Absolute Value | Fat Beats
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  February 26, 2008
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The live rap album

December is the time of year when the new album well dries up and gives way to a deluge of novelty releases.
There are a few, and Mr. Lif has one of the best
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 05, 2007
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Plaid to the bone

Dicky Barrett is on his cellphone from Atlanta.
The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 23, 2007
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Working girls

Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
By IAN SANDS  |  August 14, 2007
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Skill ride

All it took was a Godzilla sample and a simple, forceful “Simon says get the fuck up” for Pharoahe Monch to leave his mark on hip-hop history.
Pharoahe Monch’s timely return
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  July 17, 2007


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Reyes Brothers

Mellow Man Ace, who had the first hit Latin hip-hop single in 1989 (“Mentirosa”), and Sen Dog, of the seminal group Cypress Hill, are actual brothers.
Ghetto Therapy | Lightyears
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  December 04, 2006
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Birth of the DVDJ

Much of the hype swirling around the show was that Peanut Butter Wolf was going to "scratch" DVDs, thereby inventing a whole new style of performance. Slideshow: Stones Throw Anniversary Tour at the Paradise Rock Club, November 1, 2006  
Stone's Throw Ten Year Anniversary/Chrome Children Tour, Paradise, November 1, 2006
By MAC CARROLL  |  November 02, 2006

Portland scene report: August 18, 2006

GRANT WILSON may not have what he’s going to do with the STATE THEATRE figured out, but he’s still got his toe in the music biz.
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  August 17, 2006

The GZA and DJ Muggs

GZA is often cast as the Wu-Tang Clan’s battle-scarred intellectual, older and wiser than his eight charismatic partners in rhyme.
A taste of Wu Tang
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  March 14, 2006