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Dope New Albums from Elemental Zazen & D-Tension (plus release party for both with Murs @ Royale Thursday)
For a second we can stop bitching about how local rap cats never get to rock shows with major touring acts. For one, the homey...
| March 09, 2011
Last call for THE WIPPETS with TRAVIS COLBY at the Spot (401.383.7133) on THURSDAY (the 28th), and ease your way into a wild weekend with singer/songwriter BECKY CHACE on FRIDAY (the 29th).
Becky Chace, Joe Beats, Howl all on tap
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 29, 2010
'Fun guy rap'
I emailed Edgewood-bred lyricist Romen Rok last week following the release of his highly-anticipated full-length platter Absolutely ! and asked just how he would describe his brand of hip-hop to the casual listener: “Fun guy rap” was the response.
Long overdue Romen Rok debut worth the wait? Absolutely !
| June 18, 2010
Smoothed out on the R&B tip
"Seeing Mary Bee interact and talk on a daily basis is totally different from hearing Mary Bee sing — it's like night and day," writes producer David Gonzalez.
Mary Bee and David Gonzalez’s Fiesole
| February 05, 2010
Local journalist and acclaimed hip-hop scribe Andrew Martin has corralled a flavorful roster of Rhody-based rap talent on the Ocean State Sampler , 10 exclusive tracks available for free download.
Andrew Martin serves up fresh Ocean State Sampler
| January 01, 2010
Local heroes, ’09 edition
The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
| December 25, 2009
Misfits and Sasquatch rock Day of the Dead
Off the Couch
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 30, 2009
Rhody loves Chachi
Get to know Charlie “Big Chachi” Carvalho for about five minutes and it’s clear he’s equal parts confident and cordial, a down-to-earth family man with big aspirations.
Spittin’ rhymes straight outta the Bucket
| September 17, 2008
Food for thought
The Edgewood section of Cranston may not be known as a hip-hop hotbed, but that neighborhood raised a razor-sharp emcee named Romen Rok.
Romen Rok stays hungry
| September 10, 2008
Pushing his buttons
“My number one priority is getting more of my music out there.”
Joe Beats heads back to the lab
| August 05, 2008
Rhymes 'n' life
The Rhodeshow troupe lives the lyrics and rocks the mic with a nonchalant confidence and fluid, streetwise delivery without glorifying the negative choices surrounding young people.
Rhodeshow is staying real
| May 28, 2008
All together now
Most Boston rappers who are talented enough to succeed beyond the Bean have been collaborating for a minute.
A Boston Unity Fest sampler
| May 20, 2008
The accidental gangsta
Elemental Zazen wears Sauconies on stage and has “World Peace” tattoo’d on his forearm.
Elemental Zazen has been through some shit
| May 19, 2008
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