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Label makers

To keep tabs on how Duck Down maintains its hardcore tradition despite also expanding with MTV-friendly acts like Kidz in the Hall, you need look no farther than Ruste Juxx and Marco Polo.
Ruste Juxx and Marco Polo talk Duck Down
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010

Review: Good Hair

According to Chris Rock, this documentary directed by Jeff Stilson was born when his young daughter asked him: “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”
Chris Rock will make your head itch to know more
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 23, 2009

Smack downer

I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009

Hip-hop history

“The thing that’s most gratifying to me is that the artists themselves like it and respect it, ’cause I’m trying to tell their story,” says Brian Coleman.
Boston author to drop another canonical tome
By DAVID DAY  |  March 13, 2007

Facing off over Facebook

Students, be warned: the college of your choice may be watching you. Post at your own peril: The risks of sticking it to the man on Facebook. By Adam Reilly
Who’s looking at you, kid?

Tears of joy

The best reality show ever will be called Monarch , and it will feature Donald Trump, Asia Carrera, Tony Robbins, Andy Rooney, Barbara Bush, Chuck D, Mike Barnicle, Bianca Jagger, Steve-O, former senator Conrad Burns, Soledad O’Brien, and General John A
The best reality show ever — and the real ones
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 28, 2006

Just the facts

I’m writing about your article “ Pardon Us .”
Letters to the Boston editor: November 17, 2006
By LETTERS  |  November 15, 2006

Pity the fools

I would have begun this column by declaring that it’s impossible not to like Mr. T — his meaty good cheer, his pantomime gruffness — were it not that my wife seems to find it quite easy.
Mr. T and Ice-T get real  
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 14, 2006


This article originally appeared in the August 14, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
This year’s model offers much more than music
By ROBERT MOSES  |  October 25, 2006

Body Count

You could argue that rap metal reached its apex with Body Count’s homonymous 1992 debut and its controversial “Cop Killer.”
Murder 4 Hire | Escapi
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 18, 2006

Party affiliates

DJ culture has always been about the party.
A-Trak and Spank Rock aim to keep asses moving
By DAVID DAY  |  April 27, 2006

Def and dumb

  Fight for NY is punch-drunk
By  |  October 24, 2005