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The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #101 - Run D.M.C.
You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #101 - Run D.M.C. Formed in Queens, New York...
| April 12, 2010
Nine out of 10 rap legends prefer People Under the Stairs. (The holdout is a crackhead.) That's no joke — in my hundreds of interviews with dudes who brought the noise and funk before the big ship sunk ( circa 1997), California underground heroes Thes
Somebody pinch People Under the Stairs
| January 15, 2010
The end that could have been
For a few wonderful days, it seemed that Aerosmith were finally kaput.
Three missed Aerosmith break-up opportunities
| November 20, 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
The Thriller is gone
With the release of Bad (Epic), Michael Jackson ends a recording hiatus of nearly five years. He could have stayed away for 10 years and still not have escaped the shadow of Thriller , the biggest-selling album of all time.
For Michael Jackson, Bad aint' good
| July 03, 2009
Video interview: Why Run-DMC isn't playing their Hall of Fame induction
Last month we got an offer to interview Darryl McDaniels, who’s much better known as the latter hal...
| April 03, 2009
Word to the mother
As a prepubescent thug, I often complained about the audio rotation on my father's car stereo, which primarily consisted of a steady mix of Moody Blues and books on tape.
Hip-hop moms serve waaay more than dinner
| January 28, 2009
Here they come a-wassailing
There's not a whole lot of Yuletide-themed activity on Boston's musical fringes this year, and that makes the holiday rock show at the Milky Way this Sunday all the more welcome.
Rock bands, throat singer, and a partridge in a pear tree
| December 16, 2008
Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre has made the rounds for the better part of this decade as ohGr, with a more cut-and-paste approach to the electric misanthropy his old band pioneered.
Tracing Ogre’s trajectory
| December 03, 2008
Satan's little helpers
Everyone knows that metal is the most evil of all music, what with all those references to the occult, destruction, drinking, the color black, and long hair.
Thrash legends Wargasm only 99 percent pure evil
| September 10, 2008
Lucky, beautiful, and, now, holy
He was the king of rock, there was no higher . The sucker MCs, they should call him sire .
Rev Run runs straight
| August 20, 2008
By 9 pm last Monday, the Milky Way’s seven lanes were thoroughly stuffed.
Free candlepin Mondays at the Milky Way
| August 12, 2008
It is somehow fitting that the Guitar Hero series should follow the trajectory of the countless rock bands who achieve too much success too soon.
Aerosmith can’t make Guitar Hero sing again
| July 28, 2008
Seven easy steps to battle-rap supremacy
Spitting prattle that’ll rattle
| June 17, 2008
If the title teen of Juno can dismiss Sonic Youth as “just noise,” what would a representative of a generation for whom quiet is the new loud make of the even harsher sonic barrages of first-wave punk?
Jeffrey Lewis’s Crass, and Dirty Projectors’ Black Flag
| March 10, 2008
Boston hits Detroit
There’s a dirty little secret about the J. Geils Band — one that diehard Boston fans don’t always appreciate hearing.
Peter Wolf joins forces with Kid Rock
| January 29, 2008
Defending the universally loathed
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
| January 14, 2008
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
Ooh La La
You know that scene in The Blues Brothers where Jake and Elwood are buying instruments for the band and find themselves organ shopping with Ray Charles?
Miss Fairchild sexes up New England a second time
| August 22, 2007
“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
| July 18, 2007
Just the facts
I’m writing about your article “ Pardon Us .”
Letters to the Boston editor: November 17, 2006
| November 15, 2006
Jam Master Jay's mom slams DMC
Nobody expected it to get ugly.
Beef overshadows Berklee's Milestones
MATTHEW M. BURKE
| September 25, 2006
Major-label “positive” rappers like this decade-old crew have defended the old school like schoolmarms upholding the five principles of hip-hop as if they were as much fun as the three R’s. Jurassic 5, "Work It Out" feat. Dave Matthews Band (Quicktime
Feedback | Interscope
| August 21, 2006
How to waste a DJ
“This is real nostalgic for me,” Lovebug yelled on the mic. “Twenty-three years ago I was at this exact same club, performing my number one single ‘You Gotta Believe’.”
Prince Paul and Lovebug Starski fall on deaf ears at Axis
| July 21, 2006
Tougher than leather
Run-DMC nearly killed Darryl McDaniels. Sarah McLachlan saved his life. Now, with a new style, a new album, and even new parents, the king of rap ponders his next act.
The evolution of Darryl McDaniels
| April 04, 2006
Hip-hop history interview and podcast
Authors Jeff Chang and Brian Coleman talk about the latest wave of hip-hop criticism.
Hip-hop journalism comes of age
| March 09, 2006
Life, love, and sneakers
Rob Heppler got his sneaker schooling in jail: "Anyone that had super-awesome sneakers, it was for a reason. It meant you were a huge drug dealer or you were rich or somebody cared about you on the outside."
The culture of high-end kicks is about to blow up in Boston. How many pairs do you have?
| February 18, 2006
Crossword: 'Gimme Shelter'
38 Across: Two toxic Teletubbies?
Some tense moments await
BY MATT JONES
| February 01, 2006
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