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Who's Cam Groves?

Back in the day, Preposterously Dank, the hip-hop label/collective created by Spose and featuring Cam Groves, Dr. Astronaut, and Educated Advocates, would have hit the popular consciousness with a collective album first.
Something Cool this way comes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 25, 2011

Interview: U-God

Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010

Mathematics | Return Of The Wu & Friends

As chairman, muse, and beatmaker for the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA casts a shadow big enough to shade all but a few marquee members of his extended family.
Gold Dust Media (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 05, 2010

Focus group: Labeless Illtelligence

It's NBA All-Star Saturday and Labeless Illtelligence representatives Chris Andrews and Tyler Edwards, better known as CasUno and ESH the Monolith, settle in for one last marathon studio session at Edwards's East Providence apartment (dubbed FrESH Ear St
CasUno and ESH the Monolith streamline the cipher
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 19, 2010

Tom Caruana Presents: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers | Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles

There were mash-ups before The Grey Album . (They were called "hip-hop songs.") And there will be mash-ups in the future.
Tea Sea (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 12, 2010

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009


Photos: Snoop Dogg with Method Man and Redman

Photos from the Providence stop of Snoop Dogg's Wonderland High School Tour
Snoop Dogg with Method Man and Redman, live at Lupo's, Providence, October 31, 2009
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  November 06, 2009
Recap: Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude, and Redman and Method Man at the House of Blues

Recap: Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude, and Redman and Method Man at the House of Blues

Before leaving my apartment last evening - following a weekend of Halloween hysteria and anticipating what’s sure to be a debauchery-packed Election Day - I...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 02, 2009
Snoop Doog, Method Man and Redman with Devin the Dude

Snoop Doog, Method Man and Redman with Devin the Dude

Been liking how Snoop Dogg has integrated '70s blaxploitation grooves into his R&G (rhythm and gangsta) sound? Now one of hip-hop's elder statesman, it seems...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2009
Method Man & Redman

Method Man & Redman

PASS THE MIC AGAIN The testosterone in the room will be overwhelming when Method Man & Redman cut heads at Lupo's, 79 Washington Street, Provi-dence....
By webteam  |  July 29, 2009

Cheer of a black planet

It's hip-hop week at Harvard University. And while that statement is far less ironic than it would have been 15 years ago, it's still relatively humorous.
Hip-Hop Worldwide: More Than a Nation conference
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 11, 2009


Stay positive

Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 06, 2009

Just the 11 of us

De La Soul believe that three is the magic number. My college girlfriend thought it was 55, not counting guys she only blew.
The Macrotones find strength in numbers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2009

Buy local!

43 bands, 32 hailing from Rhode Island, all for a recession-friendly $7.
75orless' No Qualms offers 43 bands — all killer, no filler
By PHOENIX PROVIDENCE STAFF  |  December 31, 2008

Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008

The 16 greatest stoner movies

We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
By LANCE GOULD  |  August 11, 2008


Backed the f*** up

I wasn’t the only one held back from “Rock the Bells” by fleets of ugly persons driving Chevy Avalanches.
‘Rock The Bells’ 2008
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2008

Here we go, yo

No Rock the Bells tour would be official without a godlike headliner at the helm.
Rock the Bells: Q-Tip reunites A Tribe Called Quest one last time
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 21, 2008

Pimp and circumstance

Some 45 minutes into the Wu-Tang Clan’s afternoon performance in Harvard Yard, Raekwon took a moment to describe his audience.

Wu-Tang Clan at Harvard University "Yardfest," April 18, 2008

By RICHARD BECK  |  April 22, 2008

Too legit to quit

The early word on Wu-Tang Clan’s new 8 Diagrams   is that it will rip the group apart at the seams.
Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 31, 2007

Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007


From ’Ye to mixtapes

To get the full taste of where hip-hop is at, you also have to seek out the unofficial releases, the mixtapes, which often have a bigger impact than the official albums.
Hip-hop: 2007 in review
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 17, 2007

Let’s be Frank

Despite a seemingly obvious incongruity, mainstream streets-heavy rap continues to percolate here in Portland and beyond.
Buddas declares, Loyalties a Must
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 18, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

Mad scientists

Successful hip hop is all about braggadocio.
Labseven finally put it all together with North Winds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 21, 2006

The 37th chamber

It’s one thing when fans go crazy over an artist who’s in town. But when the artists in question are equally mad, it can make for some explosive chemistry. Slideshow: Method Man at Avalon, November 7, 2006
Method Man, Avalon, November 7  
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  November 13, 2006


On the racks: August 29, 2006

. . . plus Method Man, Motorhead, and Pete Yorn
Tego Calderon, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 30, 2006

MySpace pimpin'

“You lyin’,” Meth told his female MySpacians, “’cuz half you motherfuckers on my page trying to throw the pussy at me.” Slideshow: Method Man at Axis, August 15, 2006
Method Man at Axis, August 15, 2006
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  August 18, 2006

Ghost world

“For those who don't know me, I’m known for using soul music,” Ghostface proclaimed. “I get a lot of pussy for it too.”
Fishscale or no Fishscale , Ghostface gets a lot of pussy
By DAVID BOFFA  |  April 15, 2006
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Bands' best

We all have killer stories about our best nights out in Portland, but now is not the time for your stories.
Local musicians select their bands' top performances
By AMY MARTIN  |  February 23, 2006