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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
| June 08, 2013
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
| February 24, 2012
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
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
| October 09, 2009
M.O.P. | The Foundation
M.O.P. were en route to hip-hop's greatest track record.
| September 04, 2009
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
| July 24, 2009
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)
| May 29, 2009
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
| February 10, 2009
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.
| January 26, 2009
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
| March 18, 2008
Boston MCs are banding together under the banner of the Mass. Industry Committee.
A new hip-hop force brings Kool G Rap to town
MATTHEW M. BURKE
| January 19, 2006
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