bestnom1000x50

Gang Starr Foundation

Latest Articles

FREE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD: Singapore Kane - "The Wrath of Kane"!!!

FREE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD: Singapore Kane - "The Wrath of Kane"!!!


At long last, Mattapan master Singapore Kane has blessed us with another mixtape, this one even more anticipated than the last few. Kane's star has...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 07, 2011
1004_mdot_list

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010
Gang Starr legend GURU out of coma, issues press release

Gang Starr legend GURU out of coma, issues press release


 The following article will appear in tomorrow's Boston Phoenix, which went to print late yesterday, before GURU released this statement to AllHipHop.com. As reported, he...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 03, 2010
1001_statik_listt

Man at work

It's easy to manufacture illusions of rap stardom. Any MySpace whiteboy with a few grand can fill a mixtape with big cameos, and for a little more, guests will even shout his name out. But though such pay-for-spray practices have kept established artis
Statik Selektah is so busy, it bugs him out
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010
0911_kanre_list

Main man of Mattapan

Ask any group of teens on Blue Hill Ave how many of them rap and you'll get more affirmatives than you would surveying kids at Mass and Boylston for slap-bass skills. Allston might be a crab bucket of indie-rockers, and one in three JP residents is an a
From the curb to the club with Singapore Kane
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 04, 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...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 30, 2009


Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer

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 ...
By Chris Faraone  |  May 28, 2009

Surly you jest

 He might be the toughest veteran on Boston’s hip-hop scene, but Shug is a phenomenal dinner guest.
The other side of Big Shug’s game
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 20, 2008
081121_shug_list

Surly you jest

The other side of Big Shug's game
The other side of Big Shug's game
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 18, 2008
1005_guru_list

Guru's guru

When the Roxbury-born rapper Guru passed away April 19 in a hospital bed — succumbing to cancer at the age of 48 — the internationally renowned musician had not seen most of his lifelong friends and relatives in seven years.
How a mysterious Svengali dominated the final days of the Boston-born hip-hop and jazz superstar
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 1900