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Banger style: Hip-hop ringers of 2012
In recapping 2012, I embraced the chance to parade some recent unsung hip-hop ringers.
| December 21, 2012
El-P keeps control of his alt-rap flow
When I interviewed El-P back in 2007, we had a meaty laugh over unfortunate scribes who'd pegged his sound "post-apocalyptic."
| July 06, 2012
El-P | Cancer For Cure
"It's like a fresh start in a new world," El Producto repeats on "Works Every Time," a track on this, his least ambitious record.
Fat Possum (2012)
| May 18, 2012
Inside the Echo Nest's deal with Def Jam
At the Digital Music Forum in New York, representatives from Somerville's The Echo Nest announced a watershed partnership with Island Def Jam (IDJ), the behemoth imprint that's home to such mega acts as Ludacris and Justin Bieber.
A&R for apps
| March 04, 2011
Review: Camu Tao | King of Hearts
Using hip-hop tools to create pop isn't a new tactic, but it's not often done well, or even notably.
Fat Possum (2010)
| September 10, 2010
Ill Vibe and Ordeal | Michael Jackson's Milk
I'll probably get crucified for saying this, but I like the deep underground more now than when I was pretending to dig Fantastic Damage .
| August 20, 2010
Music Seen: El-P
Nearly two weeks ago hip-hop legend El-P visited Maine for the first time.
At the Asylum, October 8
| October 23, 2009
More top shelf hip-hop at Jerky’s
Off the Couch
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| October 09, 2009
El-P + Yak Ballz at Asylum
The best act on indie hip-hop’s best label — Definitive Jux producer and overlord El-P — brings his thick, staggering beats and dazzling wordplay (a...
| October 07, 2009
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
| September 18, 2009
There were just a few holdouts from the backpack era for last Tuesday's El-P’s Middle East show.
EL-P, Middle East Downstairs, May 1, 2007
| May 07, 2007
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