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Trails (and Kool G Rap, which is crazy)

Twenty-eight seconds. That's the length of Kool G Rap's contribution to Trails' new Anvils & Pianos , the hip-hop duo's third release (and it might as well be their fourth release, too — at 19 songs, it's a monster).  
Dropping things from way up high
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 08, 2013
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Educated Advocates release their full-length debut

This August will mark the 20th anniversary of the Brand New Heavies' Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1 (there was no volume 2).
Back to the classics
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 24, 2012
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Local flavor

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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 01, 2010
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Mr. Magic, R.I.P.

By the time this goes to press, DJs and designers will be mixing and manufacturing mix-tapes and shirts commemorating Mr. Magic, the seminal New York radio jockey who died of a heart attack at 53 in Brooklyn this past Friday.
Rest in Beats
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009
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M.O.P. | The Foundation

M.O.P. were en route to hip-hop's greatest track record.
E1 (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 04, 2009
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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


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Marco Polo and Torae | Double Barrel

Duck Down has reached beyond its Brooklyn-grounded rap roots in recent years, signing such acts as Kidz in the Hall and Boston's Special Teamz.
Duck Down (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 29, 2009
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Smooth assassins

This could be a defining year for the revered Providence-based hip-hop collective Poorly Drawn People. Or not.
Poorly Drawn People are ready to slay in '09
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 10, 2009
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The bulletproof cred of M.O.P.

In their decade and a half as thug-rap ambassadors, Brooklyn's Mash Out Posse have made some moves that lesser outfits might have caught shit for.
Hardcore heroes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 26, 2009
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Everyday MC

Since Masta Ace got his start with the legendary NYC Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, etc.), he’s had only a few minor hits.
Masta Ace and eMC fly without a Learjet
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 18, 2008
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Open M.I.C.

Boston MCs are banding together under the banner of the Mass. Industry Committee.
A new hip-hop force brings Kool G Rap to town
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  January 19, 2006