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The Big Hurt: Trey Songz's 'YUUP!,' Juelz Santana's terrorist threat, Fat Joe's 'gay mafia,' and Adam Ant's mental health
In case you were wondering how many guys are allowed to say "yup," the answer is one.
Music news in brief
| November 25, 2011
Fat Joe | The Dark Side
Along with Nas, Busta Rhymes, and a few chosen others, Fat Joe belongs to an exclusive cadre of MCs who sustain foundation and commercial relevance.
| August 06, 2010
Coming soon, unfortunately
Despite last month's record sales (the lowest since anyone's been keeping track), some artists still don't get the picture: nobody wants music anymore .
Music you don't want
| June 18, 2010
The Big Hurt: A healthy death
A member of the recently reunited BACKSTREET BOYS — the really Christian one who looks like the Beast from that 1980s Beauty and the Beast TV show — has swine flu. That doesn't even come close to being sufficient punishment for his many aesthetic at
Music news in brief
| October 16, 2009
The block is hot
The summer sun has arrived just in time for the "premier genre-defying summer music festival" known as Sound Session '09, a weeklong block party and musical melting pot for the masses kicking off on Sunday, July 5 and culminating in the climactic, carn
Jumping genres at Providence Sound Session '09
| July 03, 2009
The Big Hurt: The week in beef (in brief)
A recessed economy means fewer chains to go around, so it's been a fine week for a-fussin'-and-a-feudin'.
Ross at a loss; Weezy throws hissy
| April 24, 2009
R.I.P. Party Arty (D.I.T.C.)
Party Arty was one of few rappers who hardcore street cats and underground aficionados ag...
| December 05, 2008
For a 15-year rap veteran who brought the world the late Big Pun and has penned a long string of hits, Fat Joe sure has an inferiority complex.
The Elephant in the Room | Terror Squad
| April 02, 2008
What makes a pair of sneakers ultra exclusive?
The sneaker scene at the Paradise Lounge
| July 31, 2007
As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
| May 21, 2007
Hip and free VBS.TV
In collaboration with Vice magazine, Spike Jonze has put together an on-line TV station.
But will it play in Peoria?
| April 24, 2007
Trying to get to the bottom of one of the Boston scene’s more controversial rappers is no easy feat.
In the studio with Boston’s hardest-working rapper
MATTHEW M. BURKE
| September 27, 2006
America’s next musical genius
Can Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
| August 22, 2006
The Camden MC talks real slow, but he’s quick with the metaphors, and more empathetic than preachy.
LOVE LIFE? | Counterflow
| January 13, 2006
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