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Factor | Lawson Graham

Factor done cut himself a damn classic, and his whole Fake Four clan hitched along for the ride.
Fake Four (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 04, 2010
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Ivory and ebony

Hip-hop will never be post-racial. Pigment plays a major role at every level, and that's not always a bad thing.
Jake One and Freeway aren't hip-hop's first multi-racial tag team
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010
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RJD2 | The Colossus

RJD2 has fallen prey to self-doubt — having decided, it would seem, that sample-based music lacks authenticity, he's embarked on an ill-advised attempt to become a "performer."
RJ's Electrical Connections (2010)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  January 15, 2010
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Beyond Dilla and Dipset

With a semi-sober face I'll claim that hip-hop in 2010 might deliver more than just posthumous Dilla discs, Dipset mixtapes, and a new ignoramus coke rapper whom critics pretend rhymes in triple-entendres.
Can hip-hop deliver in 2010?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010
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Don’t look back

Brendon Whitney — alias Alias — returned to Portland last year. He nestled in for a brutal Maine winter and recorded Resurgam, his first solo album in five years.
Alias returns to Portland for his latest Anticon release
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 27, 2008
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Experiment illness

The good news is that it doesn’t appear RJ’s insistence on artistic challenge will be his undoing.
RJD2 at Paradise Rock Club, May 3, 2008
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 06, 2008


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Going on sale: February 1, 2008

Saul Williams, Panic at the Disco, Rogue Wave, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 29, 2008
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Going on sale: February 2, 2007

Decemberists, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers, Martin Sexton, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  February 01, 2007
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The IFC Soundtrack

The bridge between independent film and indie rock has been getting easier and easier to cross with the rise of a new generation of directors weaned on music videos and the multimedia underground.
Indie rock for indie movies
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2006
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Chop shop pop

The Brighton-based British sextet's voluminous French cuffs of sleeve-worn influences put the “hyper” in hyperlink.
The Go! Team’s referential rock  
By TONY WARE  |  March 14, 2006
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Paint, by numbers

Mark Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is that rare console mishmash that works.
The graffiti — and little else — rule the city
By AARON SOLOMON  |  February 22, 2006


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What happened to Aceyalone?
MAGNIFICENT CITY | Project Blowed/Decon
By JAMIN WARREN  |  January 23, 2006