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11 Hometown Hip-Hop Theme Songs for #OccupyBoston
More Occupy Boston Pics Here Every revolution needs fresh theme music. Especially one organized by contemporary counter-culture warriors, who tend to have eclectic tastes. I'm...
| September 29, 2011
Freddy Madball and Jaysaun Cut New Theme Song for Andrei Arlovski (debuts during Saturday night Strikeforce fight on Showtime)
I have a strong feeling that Sergei Kharitonov will get knocked out during tomorrow (Saturday) night's Strikeforce throwdown in New Jersey (airs on Showtime at...
| February 11, 2011
Best Boston Rap Albums of 2010
So I'm walking past the Jeanie Johnston in Jamaica Plain after the Boston Music Awards, and I see Slaine and his friend Ronnie hugging the bar and crushing rum and cokes.
Bustle and flow
| December 24, 2010
World Premiere Video: Jaysaun – “On Your Job”
One of the best videos of 2010 for sure Off Jaysaun and DJ Revolution's Game of Breath Check My Recent Boston Phoenix Feature on Jaysaun...
| November 19, 2010
Exclusive: The Story Behind Slaine's “The Devil Never Dies”, Plus FREE Mixtape Download
The hard-partying, harder-working Slaine has never been more exhausted than he was this Monday. It's no wonder; he'd been draining booze and hibernating in his...
| October 27, 2010
Flow of fresh air
Three years ago, Jaysaun, Slaine, and Edo G released an album and a statement with their Special Teamz debut, Stereotypes .
MC Jaysaun catches his own Breath
| July 30, 2010
T Banga Benefit Show at the Western Front
It's an understatement to say that the Boston rap universe was shocked by the news that Stoneham-based rhyme promoter Tim "T Banga" Damrath had committed...
| June 22, 2010
Rest in Beats, T Banga
This past Sunday, the Bean rap scene lost one of its most enthusiastic supporters and most hard-working executive producers.
Let the tributes begin
| June 11, 2010
Rip Shop | The Authenticity
Rip Shop should be one of the first names you mention when recalling Boston’s early-2000s underground rap renaissance.
Drama House (2010)
| April 30, 2010
Jaysaun at the Middle East
Rap group Special Teamz are the undisputed heavyweight champs of Hub rap history. But while Slaine and Edo G have been pushing solo careers for...
| March 03, 2010
Year-End Boston Rap Round-Up, Plus 5 Local Hip-Hop Happenings that we Stupidly Missed in 2009
It’s amazing how much hate mail I receive accusing me of ignoring local artists. Most hilarious is this ass on Facebook who recently bitched...
| December 17, 2009
Jaysaun and DJ Revolution | Game of Breath
Jaysaun is my best proof that Jay-Z is mediocre, as well as the first MC I play for hoodlum friends who accuse me of favoring white-boy art rap.
Brain on Drugz (2009)
| October 23, 2009
Slaine, Freddy Madball, Jaysaun, Esoteric and others team up for Benefit Concert at Church next Monday (10/19)
Unless you're the type who actually likes running 10K charity races, then it's rare that you get to enjoy yourself while doing the right thing....
| October 15, 2009
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 ...
| May 28, 2009
In quality, record sales, and image, hip-hop has taken a savage beating in the past half-decade.
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
| March 09, 2009
Mass Movements | The Album
Imagine if you scouted Boston's pre-eminent hip-hop artists — from the grimiest coke-slinging corner cats to the roughest coke-sniffing bar rats — and teamed them up with virtually every underground MC who's made noise in the past three years.
Leedz Edutainment/Traffic (2009)
| February 09, 2009
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