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11 Hometown Hip-Hop Theme Songs for #OccupyBoston

11 Hometown Hip-Hop Theme Songs for #OccupyBoston


More Occupy Boston Pics Here Every revolution needs fresh theme music. Especially one organized by contemporary counter-culture warriors, who tend to have eclectic tastes. I'm...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 29, 2011

[phlipcam video] DJ Premier @ the Paradise


If you need evidence that time heals all wounds, look no further than Saturday's UNITY FEST, arriving a bit more than a year following Guru's...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  May 23, 2011
Freddy Madball and Jaysaun Cut New Theme Song for Andrei Arlovski (debuts during Saturday night Strikeforce fight on Showtime)

Freddy Madball and Jaysaun Cut New Theme Song for Andrei Arlovski (debuts during Saturday night Strikeforce fight on Showtime)


I have a strong feeling that Sergei Kharitonov will get knocked out during tomorrow (Saturday) night's Strikeforce throwdown in New Jersey (airs on Showtime at...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 11, 2011
Exclusive: The Story Behind Slaine's “The Devil Never Dies”, Plus FREE Mixtape Download

Exclusive: The Story Behind Slaine's “The Devil Never Dies”, Plus FREE Mixtape Download


The hard-partying, harder-working Slaine has never been more exhausted than he was this Monday. It's no wonder; he'd been draining booze and hibernating in his...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 27, 2010
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Flow of fresh air

Three years ago, Jaysaun, Slaine, and Edo G released an album and a statement with their Special Teamz debut, Stereotypes .
MC Jaysaun catches his own Breath
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 30, 2010
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Truthlive | Patience

Consider Patience a penance for Seattle-based producer Jake One, who recently laced the soundscape for Philly coke-rapper Freeway’s remarkable Stimulus Package.
IM (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010


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Jaysaun and DJ Revolution | Game of Breath

Jaysaun is my best proof that Jay-Z is mediocre, as well as the first MC I play for hoodlum friends who accuse me of favoring white-boy art rap.
 Brain on Drugz (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 23, 2009
Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer

Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer


If I tried to write about every one of the 30-or-so rappers set to collectively slap Unity Fest at ...
By Chris Faraone  |  May 28, 2009
Unity Fest featuring Raekwon + Special Teamz + Akrobatic + 7L & Esoteric

Unity Fest featuring Raekwon + Special Teamz + Akrobatic + 7L & Esoteric


Sure, bringing peace to Boston streets seems an impossible goal — but Edo. G aims high. After all, the man packed nearly 30 hip-hop acts...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 27, 2009
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Beef stakes

In quality, record sales, and image, hip-hop has taken a savage beating in the past half-decade.
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2009
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Head of heads

Edu Leedz wraps up Boston hip-hop with Mass Movementz
Edu Leedz wraps up Boston hip-hop with Mass Movementz
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 18, 2009