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Banger style: Hip-hop ringers of 2012

In recapping 2012, I embraced the chance to parade some recent unsung hip-hop ringers.

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 21, 2012
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Photos: Homeboy Sandman at SXSW 2012

Homeboy Sandman performs live at Elysium at SXSW 2012 on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
EXCLUSIVE RAPPER INTERVIEW: Homeboy Sandman on Getting Signed to Stones Throw

EXCLUSIVE RAPPER INTERVIEW: Homeboy Sandman on Getting Signed to Stones Throw


A few weeks ago I received the best damn music news I've heard since finding out that Bob Dylan's grandson got signed to Young Money...
By Chris Faraone  |  August 30, 2011
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Homeboy Sandman rises through the hip-hop ranks

I knew within one minute of watching Homeboy Sandman that he would eventually command a top spot in hip-hop. It was about three years ago at the Bowery Poetry Club, and I was riding out my annual pre-Christmas mushroom bender and hip-hop scouting trip to
Enter MC
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011
Who Invited the New York Times to Stretch & Bob's Reunion Show?

Who Invited the New York Times to Stretch & Bob's Reunion Show?


It's ridiculous that anyone would read the New York Times for music coverage. Still the sad truth is that staff critic Jon Caramanica wields serious...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 13, 2011
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


Boston Hip-Hop Heads Will Nod This Weekend (performances by Blu, Homeboy Sandman, Boot Camp, and more – plus a chance to win FREE Celtics tixx)

Boston Hip-Hop Heads Will Nod This Weekend (performances by Blu, Homeboy Sandman, Boot Camp, and more – plus a chance to win FREE Celtics tixx)


If you're anything like me, then you canceled plans to ski and shop in Aspen this weekend in order to stick around the Bean and...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 21, 2010
With Retail Stores Closed, Fat Beats Soldiers On...

With Retail Stores Closed, Fat Beats Soldiers On...


The bad news is that both Fat Beats retail shops – on Sixth Ave in Manhattan and Melrose in Los Angeles – are officially out...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 23, 2010
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Homeboy Sandman | The Good Sun

If you’re not listening to Homeboy Sandman, you may be missing the most stylistically agile MC ever to spit. And if you don’t cop his official debut, then you’re depriving yourself of an album that’s worthy of more superlatives than could possibly fit i
Asylum (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 28, 2010

SXSW 2010 Hip-Hop Superlatives


And the winners are... Most likely underground stalwart/Hollywood actor to perform a Gregorian chant at the final SXSW blast-off: Mos Def Killah Priest, 9th Prince...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 22, 2010
Nah Right Party Kicks Off Just Right @ SXSW

Nah Right Party Kicks Off Just Right @ SXSW


You see these two pics? Well remember these faces – Homeboy Sandman (Queens) and Zeale (Austin); they’re two motherfuckers who you’ll be seeing quite a...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 18, 2010


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25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010

As usual, I've got you covered.
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
SXSW Day 2: Reflecting Eternally on a Night of Degeneracy

SXSW Day 2: Reflecting Eternally on a Night of Degeneracy


 

Imagine your favorite artist of all-time performing his or her best material that you’ve never seen live before. That’s what I got last night when Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek nearly tore through the entire Reflection Eternal disc, Train of Thought; I had more blood rushing through me than when I got my debut blow job back in eighth grade.

 

It was a long day before I got to Kweli at the Scoot Inn – and to the afterparty at the Red Bull Moon Tower in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
By Chris Faraone  |  March 20, 2009

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Get sprung

Between the packages that turn up on my Jamaica Plain doorstep and the envelopes that stuff my Phoenix mailbox, I have enough music to start a mixtape spot in Downtown Crossing.
A bumpin' crop of spring hip-hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 18, 2009
Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day

Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day


I’m not packing clothes for this year’s CMJ Marathon in New York City. In fact, I’m not even br...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 20, 2008