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Cranston native and Strange Famous Records rhyme rep Prolyphic digs even deeper into his personal journals on his new album ' Working Man ,' the long-awaited follow-up to his 2008 SFR debut ' The Ugly Truth .'
Prolyphic and Buddy Peace salute the 'Working Man'
| May 17, 2013
Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 2
We have plenty more locally sourced hip-hop updates here.
Products of the environment
| January 11, 2013
Sage Francis hits up Juan Deuce and Falside
Juan Deuce and Falside continue to put in some serious work.
Rhody rap summit
| August 31, 2012
Juan Deuce and Falside get down to work as The Mechanics
The stars have aligned and the Rap Gods must be smiling down at Juan Deuce and Falside.
Impossible to ignore
| February 03, 2012
Toasting another year of high quality hip-hop
We're saluting another dynamic year of real deal Rhody-based rap music — the diverse community of razor-sharp eccentric wordsmiths and young-gun production phenoms worthy of your attention.
Savor the local flavor
| December 30, 2011
New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV
Two of my favorite sources for both information and entertainment have blessed us this week with multimedia assaults concerning the Occupy movement at large. One...
| December 13, 2011
On THURSDAY (the 3rd), catch the expert blues 'n' more of 2011 Best Music Poll winner ERIC FRENCH & MR. HYDE opening for JONATHAN TYLER & NORTHERN LIGHTS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133).
An extra hour with DirtyDurdie and more!
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| November 04, 2011
Prayers for Atheists take it personally
Prayers for Atheists follow up their 2009 debut EP with a full-length punk scorcher, New Hymns for an Old War .
| May 06, 2011
Sage Francis's office party; Ken Casey & friends' new Whiskey
Two big names in music are doing big things locally within the upcoming week: world-class lyricist and Strange Famous Records CEO Sage Francis will host another SFR office party, and later in the week Dropkick Murphys' frontman Ken Casey will officially
| March 11, 2011
All in the Fam
Halfway through my interview with the Allston-based alt-hop collective Fameless Fam about their upcoming showcase at Wonder Bar this Tuesday, Will from the posse's glitch-minded duo Time Crisis mentions that he went to high school in Pittsburgh with risi
The Fameless crew spice up the underground
| July 02, 2010
Sage Francis at Port City
Promoting yet another acclaimed album - the brand-new Li(f)e, featuring collaborations with members of Califone and Death Cab For Cutie - Sage Francis brings his...
| May 12, 2010
Beats, rhymes, and Li(f)e
Cult-status indie wordsmith Sage Francis digs deep and blows the black mold off the diary on Li(f)e (Anti-), while enlisting an impressive roster of indie-rock songwriters.
Sage Francis balances despair and hope on new album
| May 07, 2010
Should nothing change over the next couple of months, July will mark one year since Providence’s Sage Francis — who comes to the Middle East this Wednesday — has written or recorded a single verse.
Sage Francis gets by with a lot of help from his friends
| May 07, 2010
25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010
As usual, I've got you covered.
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
| March 12, 2010
Dessa Darling could never be limited to one area of interest to devote her passions — an author, lyricist, singer, teacher, philosophy-degree holder and lover of linguistics who cuts off and donates her hair to children in need every time she releases so
Probing Dessa's multifaceted persona
| March 05, 2010
The Manhattan project
"Was I a coward to abandon the broken down mechanics that crowned Biggie Smalls as the king of Atlantis?" asks Providence-based wordsmith B. Dolan.
B. Dolan breaks north on Fallen House, Sunken City
| February 26, 2010
B. Dolan | Fallen House, Sunken City
Although I've always found B. Dolan to be one of hip-hop's mightiest politically charged performers, his disc-length poetic pieces have confused (and even bored) the piss out of me.
Strange Famous (2010)
| February 26, 2010
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?
| January 01, 2010
Mixing it up
B. DOLAN and SAGE FRANCIS provided memorable highlights at this year’s Rock the Bells in Mansfield; watch the Strange Famous reps slay Jerky’s Bar (401.621.2244) with special guest SLEEP on THURSDAY (the 12th).
B. + Sage + Roz + Chelsy + Stefan + more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| November 13, 2009
The long weekend starts THURSDAY (the 3rd) with a 7 pm set from local singer/songwriter GREG LATO at Hot Topic in Providence Place Mall. He's touring the region behind his recent full-length debut Monday Morning Breakdown .
Off the Couch
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| September 04, 2009
Without Solillaquists of Sound and the holistic hip-hop hamlet that its members cultivate within Orlando, their city would be home to little more than methadone retreats and plastic rodent ears.
Solillaquists of Sound spread some Orlando magic
| August 28, 2009
Psalms For The Deaf
Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
| July 24, 2009
Photos: Rock the Bells 2009
More from Faraone on this weekend's Rock the Bells coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy these photos after the jump from Derek Green. K'Naan Psycho...
| July 20, 2009
Head down to the Greenwich Hotel THURSDAY (the 16th) and lounge with local acoustic troubadour DANIEL CHASE and Boston's SARAH BORRELLO (her piano-driven cover of "White Rabbit" is insane); never a cover and always 21+, call 401.884.4200 for more.
So much to do, all at once
PROVIDENCE ARTS STAFF
| July 17, 2009
Review: Atmosphere at House of Blues
There are two things about Atmosphere MC Slug that provoke endless fury in linguistically thugged-out Internet rap snobs everywhere.
| May 22, 2009
South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
The return of Verbana Darvell
| January 13, 2009
Slaine vs. Sage Francis War Is Over
Pacifist observers of the ongoing beef between Providence indie rap hero Sage Francis and Southie r...
| September 25, 2008
When third-grade boys have crushes, they often irk and abuse the objects of their erections to mask their affection.
Thou shalt not so hastily dismiss Scroobius Pip
| September 16, 2008
Pushing his buttons
“My number one priority is getting more of my music out there.”
Joe Beats heads back to the lab
| August 05, 2008
The accidental gangsta
Elemental Zazen wears Sauconies on stage and has “World Peace” tattoo’d on his forearm.
Elemental Zazen has been through some shit
| May 19, 2008
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