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Skipp Whitman | Skipp City

I was hardly expecting one of the freshest rap discs this year to come out of Brookline.
Self-released (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 26, 2010
Boston Hip-Hop Disc and Mixtape Round-Up #1 (with mad audio and FREE downloads)

Boston Hip-Hop Disc and Mixtape Round-Up #1 (with mad audio and FREE downloads)


My editor and I recently had a chat about how indie-rock bands and underground rappers approach guerilla marketing in drastically different ways. Mostly, we discussed how hip- hop artists turn the sidewalk outside every venue into Times Square circa 1985, and how their rock- and- roll contemporaries — on the opposite end of the promotion spectrum —fancy themselves too cool to work street corners passing out promos.

 

Basically I’m saying that I have way more rap discs to write about than I have time (or space). So until the Phoenix brass determines that Bay State boom bap is more important than my other assignments regarding drastic budget cuts and such, I can b
By Chris Faraone  |  June 18, 2009

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For some hip-hop heads, artists like Mickey Factz represent everything that reeks in rap. Between his bypassing the rugged underground, blowing up on-line, and occasionally kicking Kanye-esque arrogance, he's an easy target for so-called purists.
Mickey Factz is here to catch your asses up.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 02, 2009