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Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 2

We have plenty more locally sourced hip-hop updates here.
Products of the environment
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 11, 2013

Sage Francis hits up Juan Deuce and Falside

Juan Deuce and Falside continue to put in some serious work.
Rhody rap summit
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 31, 2012

Dirty Hank and Reason tap the bottle and hit the mic

Local lyricists Dirty Hank and Reason revel in drunken debauchery all over The Monty Brogan EP (Poorly Drawn Recordings), released just last week and currently up for grabs as a free download through multiple sites (check the end of these words for lin
Blooze brothers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 24, 2012

Juan Deuce and Falside get down to work as The Mechanics

The stars have aligned and the Rap Gods must be smiling down at Juan Deuce and Falside.
Impossible to ignore
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 03, 2012

Toasting another year of high quality hip-hop

We're saluting another dynamic year of real deal Rhody-based rap music — the diverse community of razor-sharp eccentric wordsmiths and young-gun production phenoms worthy of your attention.
Savor the local flavor
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 30, 2011

Falside cranks up the Snare Conditioning

There's no stopping Provy-based producer Falside the Beatsmith, who just released his most recent "seasonal beat tape," Snare Conditioning , and has plenty more in store by year's end, as he hand-crafts beats for some of the finest local and national i
Return of the beatsmith
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 23, 2011

New Leedz Mixtape (FREE DOWNLOAD) plus New Rite Hook Video

New Leedz Mixtape (FREE DOWNLOAD) plus New Rite Hook Video

Boston rap promoter Edu Leedz has never dropped a weak mixtape - whether you're talking about projects on which he pairs local talent with visiting...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 29, 2010
Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys for Rap Video Crew of the Year (FREE Mixtape Dropping Soon)

Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys for Rap Video Crew of the Year (FREE Mixtape Dropping Soon)

In case you haven't noticed, Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys (a/k/a Director Nicolas Heller - think The Streets) have been responsible for a...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 08, 2010

Steady business

"Poorly Drawn People has some new members, and a new way of doing biz."
Poorly Drawn People's Reason and Falside remain in motion
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 04, 2010

Local flavor

Local journalist and acclaimed hip-hop scribe Andrew Martin has corralled a flavorful roster of Rhody-based rap talent on the Ocean State Sampler , 10 exclusive tracks available for free download.
Andrew Martin serves up fresh Ocean State Sampler
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 01, 2010