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July 9 | KRS-One at Wilbur Theatre
Break down the taxonomy of rapper names, and you'll find an awful lot of stage monikers that include numerals. 2Pac, 50 Cent, Andre 3000 -...
| June 27, 2011
Take it personal: Chachi Carvalho's In Dust Real Evolution
Beloved Pawtucket lyricist Chachi Carvalho lost his dad to pancreatic cancer just over a year ago, an unexpected and devastating event for his family.
| April 08, 2011
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...
| September 23, 2010
I can hear the snarky comments already: "What?!? Rustic Overtones put out an album this year and Pfeifle hasn't fallen all over himself naming it #1? The sky is green!" But this isn't 1999. It's 2009. And it isn't all that strange for a phenomenal albu
The 10 best LPs and EPs of 2009
| December 18, 2009
Review: KRS-One and Buckshot | Survival Skills
Duck Down (2009)
Duck Down (2009)
| September 25, 2009
Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
| September 18, 2009
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
| September 18, 2009
KRS-One at 504 Congress Street
Another large bill’s at Port City Music Hall, where legendary rapper-turned-rapper/inspirationalist KRS-ONE performs at 8 pm with openers BUCKSHOT. Tickets are $18 in advance and...
| September 16, 2009
Photos: Rock the Bells 2009
More from Faraone on this weekend's Rock the Bells coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy these photos after the jump from Derek Green. K'Naan Psycho...
| July 20, 2009
Rudy Giuliani ran his city the way a bachelor does his pad — shoving clutter and disaster out of sight while showcasing redeeming qualities.
Blaq Poet wants to battle
| July 03, 2009
Hide your naughty daughters and aspiring MC sons: Brooklyn’s Duck Down is that kingly retrofitted, incomparably propped hip-hop label that all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to fuck with.
Buckshot and Black Moon get live
| April 17, 2009
N.A.S.A. | The Spirit of Apollo
I could fill up my allotted space by simply listing the plethora of cameos, not to mention incongruous match-ups, stuffed within this Benetton ad of a debut by Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegan, a/k/a N.A.S.A.
| February 18, 2009
A Checklist For A Tribe Called Quest’s Reunion Show
| July 21, 2008
Telling the Truth
Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
| May 07, 2008
Rumors of a Rash of Stabbings reunion are not, in fact, greatly exaggerated.
The return of Rash of Stabbings
| April 15, 2008
Going on sale: February 15, 2008
The Kills, Cloud Cult, Jay-Z, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| February 13, 2008
The live rap album
December is the time of year when the new album well dries up and gives way to a deluge of novelty releases.
There are a few, and Mr. Lif has one of the best
| December 05, 2007
More than KRS-One, more than Jay-Z, and more than Talib Kweli, Little Brother have become the embodiment of everything hip-hop purists think the genre should be.
Little Brother fight for independence
| November 27, 2007
Dead, or immortal?
When Chuck D challenges the status quo, a bunch of fortysomethings nod their heads, but Nas can put the young rappers on the defensive.
Nas’s album title challenges a generation
| January 24, 2007
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