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GZA explores the universe

In the mid-1970s, Gary Grice and his cousin Robert — ages 11 and 8, respectively — traveled for hours by ferry, train, and bus from Staten Island to the Bronx.
Sounds of Science
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 07, 2012
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Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love

On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 23, 2012
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Nas rocks the bells

Six months ago my teenage cousins told me they'd been listening to Big Pun. And Nas, and Ghostface, and every other artist who inspires regular road rage in male rap fans between the ages of 28 and 35.
The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 09, 2011
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Odd Future blew up out of nowhere. But they didn't do it alone.

By now you've heard about how post-this, uber-that, and pre-apocalyptically radical the Los Angeles collective Odd Future is. Or maybe your little sis came home with ringleader Tyler the Creator's tag tatted on her teenage ta-ta's.
Making the brand
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 06, 2011
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Ghostface Killah | Apollo Kids

Back in October, Ghostface Killah released a statement proclaiming Apollo Kids to be a "warm-up to the big thing that's gonna happen next."
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By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  January 07, 2011
Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)

Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)


Wu-Tang, while always good for an unexpected turn or two, did something absolutely unprecedented at their Boston show last week: they showed up on time....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 29, 2010


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Interview: U-God

Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010
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Craft service

The business model adopted by Pawtucket-via-Albany rapper Big Rush is simple: paying bills-via-rhyme skills.
Big Rush on the grind
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 13, 2010
Today's Brooklyn Vegan Line-Up (GZA, Fucked Up) Looks Sweeter Than Some Candy Buns

Today's Brooklyn Vegan Line-Up (GZA, Fucked Up) Looks Sweeter Than Some Candy Buns


Not sure why I didn't see this sooner... Maybe I just wasn't looking in the right places - or maybe this was indeed a late...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 17, 2010
GZA at Jerky’s

GZA at Jerky’s


The Wu Tang principals have been cruising through the area with some frequency of late. That’s great for hip-hop heads who are still smitten with...
By webteam  |  January 05, 2010
Faraone in Montreal, Day 4: Swinging Like Tarzan

Faraone in Montreal, Day 4: Swinging Like Tarzan


[While the rest of the staff is busy duncecapping-and-kazooing its way through the usual July 4 activities, Phoenix rap critic Chris Faraone has left the...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 04, 2008