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Gucci Mane | The Return of Mr. Zone 6

After a sub-par, commercially warped album, an arrest followed by a brief stint in a mental hospital, and a supremely unfortunate face tattoo, it seemed Gucci Mane had turned a very sad corner.
Brick Squad (2011)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  March 25, 2011
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Remember when disco was cool again? The year was 2007, and indie kids took to the revival as a flamboyant soundtrack to their flamboyant dance nights.
Moshi Moshi Records (2011)
By Michael C. Walsh  |  February 05, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009
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Bacdafucup, indeed!

There was a moment between the late ’80s and the early ’90s when hip-hop was cheerier than diaper commercials.
Remember Onyx? They’re still pissed.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 14, 2009
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The Big Hurt: We floss econo

You might recall a slew of ominous articles in 2007 proclaiming that hip-hop was through. Sales were way down, and the culprits were clear: jewelry, violence, and naughty dancing.
Cleaning up rap's act could equal big savings
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 09, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Earnest goes to camp

Hey: when the Verve play shows in America, they should start out their set with a cover of “The Freshman,” just so everyone’s like, “Wait a minute, I thought I had this shit figured out.”
Plus baby comes from Clay and Bizkit defects to Manson
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 26, 2008


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I scream, you scream

Kids still stream toward the siren song and that holy grail — frozen treats in paper packaging, paradise in the guise of a push-up pop.
A salute to ice cream trucks
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  August 27, 2007
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Still nasty

“I think a lot of our music got overshadowed by the girls,” says legendary DJ Mr. Mixx of 2 Live Crew.
How 2 Live Crew blew up from hip-hop comedy act to multi-platinum provocateurs
By BRIAN COLEMAN  |  July 18, 2007

The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!

Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 16, 2006