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The year 'new battling' took over Boston
There's one thing that most people know about battle rapping: 8 Mile .
Plan of attack
| December 23, 2011
11 Hometown Hip-Hop Theme Songs for #OccupyBoston
More Occupy Boston Pics Here Every revolution needs fresh theme music. Especially one organized by contemporary counter-culture warriors, who tend to have eclectic tastes. I'm...
| September 29, 2011
Urban Fest gets ugly
It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
| August 12, 2011
Boston Anthem Showdown: "I Got To Have It 2011" vs. "The Boston Song"
Unlike the countless fools who descended upon Government Center this past weekend for the Boston Urban Music Fest (story on that coming soon), we come...
| August 08, 2011
Flow of fresh air
Three years ago, Jaysaun, Slaine, and Edo G released an album and a statement with their Special Teamz debut, Stereotypes .
MC Jaysaun catches his own Breath
| July 30, 2010
Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010
An optimist would say that, despite some serious disappointments, last year’s Third Annual Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest demonstrated just how peaceful the Bean rap scene really is.
For Unity Fest, the show must go on (for real this time)
| May 14, 2010
Hustle and flow
M-Dot is live on Brookline Ave, chopping it up with nurses, businessmen, and co-eds.
Let us tell you about M-Dot — before he does
| April 30, 2010
Ivory and ebony
Hip-hop will never be post-racial. Pigment plays a major role at every level, and that's not always a bad thing.
Jake One and Freeway aren't hip-hop's first multi-racial tag team
| February 19, 2010
Year-End Boston Rap Round-Up, Plus 5 Local Hip-Hop Happenings that we Stupidly Missed in 2009
It’s amazing how much hate mail I receive accusing me of ignoring local artists. Most hilarious is this ass on Facebook who recently bitched...
| December 17, 2009
Tonight: History of Boston Hip-Hop comes alive at Enormous Room. Plus: Pacey Foster video and mixtape
This week in the Phoenix, Chris Faraone talks to PACEY FOSTER -- "the biggest nerd hip-hop historian in all of Boston" -- about Pacey's Boston...
| November 30, 2009
Photos: History of Boston hip-hop
A collection of the Boston hip-hop community's earliest works, courtesy of Pacey Foster
A photo tour through Boston's hip-hop history
| November 20, 2009
Grown man rap
Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One. Canibus and Keith Murray. AG and OC. Buckshot and KRS. Masta Ace and Edo G. These aren’t comments on a Facebook thread asking for hip-hop dream duos. They’re real pairs of united legends who are giving disenchanted
Masta Ace and Edo G pair up to tear down
| October 16, 2009
More top shelf hip-hop at Jerky’s
Off the Couch
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| October 09, 2009
Masta Ace and Edo G (A&E) Drop Hip-Hop Video of the Year
It should be of no surprise to hip-hop heads that the A&E collaboration project between Brooklyn and Boston legends Masta Ace and Edo G is...
| October 08, 2009
Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer
If I tried to write about every one of the 30-or-so rappers set to collectively slap Unity Fest at ...
| May 28, 2009
REVIEW: "Separation" from Seek (of RADIx)
As far as young dudes go, Seek is a relative veteran on this Boston rap scene. As one-half of ...
| May 20, 2009
In quality, record sales, and image, hip-hop has taken a savage beating in the past half-decade.
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
| March 09, 2009
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