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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  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.
E1 (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 16, 2009
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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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 24, 2009

R.I.P. Party Arty (D.I.T.C.)

R.I.P. Party Arty (D.I.T.C.)

  Party Arty was one of few rappers who hardcore street cats and underground aficionados ag...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 05, 2008

Fat Joe

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
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  April 02, 2008

Kickin' it

What makes a pair of sneakers ultra exclusive?
The sneaker scene at the Paradise Lounge
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  July 31, 2007

Basstown tales

As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
By DAVID DAY  |  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?
By RICHARD BECK  |  April 24, 2007


Citizen Slaine

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
By 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
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006

Dave Ghetto

The Camden MC talks real slow, but he’s quick with the metaphors, and more empathetic than preachy.
LOVE LIFE? | Counterflow
By JAMIN WARREN  |  January 13, 2006