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Dirty Hank and Reason tap the bottle and hit the mic

Local lyricists Dirty Hank and Reason revel in drunken debauchery all over The Monty Brogan EP (Poorly Drawn Recordings), released just last week and currently up for grabs as a free download through multiple sites (check the end of these words for lin
Blooze brothers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 24, 2012
Boston's Muckrock liberates Ol' Dirty Bastard's explosive FBI file

Boston's Muckrock liberates Ol' Dirty Bastard's explosive FBI file


Muckrock has done it again. The Boston-based web startup, a two-man team that simplifies the process of submitting Freedom of Information Act queries, managed to get...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 13, 2012
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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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Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out

Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
Who's #1?
By SEAN RICHARDSON  |  July 03, 2009
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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.
Anti- (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 18, 2009
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Ol' Dirty's dirty side

Sometimes it takes an outsider to understand the inside.
Jaime Lowe's Life and Death of ODB
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2009


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Wu-Tang Clan's essential flavor

Fortune magazine once estimated that Michael Jordan has fueled our economy to the tune of $10 billion. Wu-Tang Clan are responsible for the careers of about that many MCs.
Lupo's, January 2, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2009
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Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008
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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
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Pharrell's greatest hits

From Wreckx-N-Effect to Fam-Lay
Fourteen years of rumpshaking beats
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 22, 2006
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Hip-pop redux

Nelly Furtado’s not the first pop diva to embark on a lucrative hip-hop detour.
Hip-hopped-up hits from Deborah Harry to Gwen Stefani
By KEN MICALLEF  |  June 20, 2006


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The 100 worst lyrics of all time

"My lovely lady lumps," "She's my cherry pie," and other phrases that make you go "Ewwww."
It's in your hands, America
By BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART  |  April 20, 2006
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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

The GZA and DJ Muggs

GZA is often cast as the Wu-Tang Clan’s battle-scarred intellectual, older and wiser than his eight charismatic partners in rhyme.
A taste of Wu Tang
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  March 14, 2006