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Review: Killing Them Softly

Though Andrew Dominik shot his follow-up to 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford in N'awlins, it's a Boston movie through-and-through.

By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 07, 2012
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Slaine’s next number

It's been two years since Slaine drove the getaway car in Ben Affleck's Boston heist flick The Town .
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012
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
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Falside cranks up the Snare Conditioning

There's no stopping Provy-based producer Falside the Beatsmith, who just released his most recent "seasonal beat tape," Snare Conditioning , and has plenty more in store by year's end, as he hand-crafts beats for some of the finest local and national i
Return of the beatsmith
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 23, 2011
Q&A with Southie Director-Actor Michael Yebba (“Bad Blood” Boston Premiere – featuring Slaine – this Wednesday)

Q&A with Southie Director-Actor Michael Yebba (“Bad Blood” Boston Premiere – featuring Slaine – this Wednesday)


 Here at the Phoenix, we have an inkling that we'll be speaking with South Boston-bred filmmaker-actor Michael Yebba quite a bit over the next few...
By Chris Faraone  |  August 08, 2011


[awesome video(s) alert] Slaine - "Trail of Blood" and Grey Sky Appeal - "S/T"


Easily two of the best tracks off two of the best hip-hop albums of the summer - in Boston or anywhere else. Be sure to...
By Chris Faraone  |  August 01, 2011
[awesome video alert] Frankensteez - "Skeleton Key" (Plus: "Mister Jason Has A Posse" Download and 12")

[awesome video alert] Frankensteez - "Skeleton Key" (Plus: "Mister Jason Has A Posse" Download and 12")


So I've ate, shit, and slept with Mister Jason's Frankensteez project for nearly six days now, and it's rewind-button-city-all-day. Despite having disappeared from the recording...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 27, 2011
Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England

Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England


Anyone who caught the HEAVY METAL KINGS show at Brighton Music Hall a few months back would agree it was a headbanger's ball, something like...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 18, 2011
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Akrobatik: down but not out

It's hard to evaluate life-threatening illnesses if you skipped med school to kick rhymes.
The beat goes on
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 10, 2011
The Stories Behind DJ Deadeye’s “Substance Abuse”

The Stories Behind DJ Deadeye’s “Substance Abuse”


DJ Deadeye makes no apologies for saluting traditional East Coast boom bap. In fact it's quite the opposite sentiment, as, along with ST. da Squad...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 29, 2011


[phlipcam video] Reks album release party @ the Middle East


Last Wednesday marked the 14th anniversary of the passing of Christopher Wallace. You may have come to this realization through the litany of Biggie quotables...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  March 14, 2011
Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight

Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight


Boston's most notorious rap scoundrel slash actor Slaine - best known theatrically from roles in "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone" - is set to...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 28, 2011
Overdue Disc Review: Masstapeace - "Time 2 Make Music"

Overdue Disc Review: Masstapeace - "Time 2 Make Music"


I've been putting off writing up this album for a few weeks, during which time I've spun through it a few dozen times in my...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 25, 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
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Best Boston Rap Albums of 2010

So I'm walking past the Jeanie Johnston in Jamaica Plain after the Boston Music Awards, and I see Slaine and his friend Ronnie hugging the bar and crushing rum and cokes.
Bustle and flow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 24, 2010


Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys for Rap Video Crew of the Year (FREE Mixtape Dropping Soon)

Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys for Rap Video Crew of the Year (FREE Mixtape Dropping Soon)


In case you haven't noticed, Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys (a/k/a Director Nicolas Heller - think The Streets) have been responsible for a...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 08, 2010
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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Termanology and Statik take Lawtown national

At a middle school in Roxbury last week, a teacher friend of mine, hardly expecting a landmark response, asked her students to list their favorite hip-hop artists. One brave young cat passed up Wayne and T-Pain to prop a home-town hero: "Termanology ca
Mass appeal
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 22, 2010

[VIDEO] From the Red Carpet premiere: Q&As with Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, and 6 more


Video by Sarah PatersonYou already saw what we had to say about last week's Fenway Park premiere of The Town. Now you can hear it...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 20, 2010
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Photos: Red-carpet premiere of ''The Town'' at Fenway Park

In the line-up: Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Matt Damon, and more
Live from the premiere screening of "The Town"
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 17, 2010


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Review: The Town

There’s an episode in Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves that I was sure Ben Affleck was going to include in his adaptation of the novel.
Ben Affleck is a criminal genius. Bank on it.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010
PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"

PHOTOS: Report from the red carpet at the Fenway Park premiere of "The Town"


PHOTOS: Click here for more red-carpet photos from the premiere With the Rays and Yankees slugging it out for the AL East and the Red...
By Tom Meek  |  September 15, 2010
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The talk of The Town

Owen Burke had been out of the joint for just six months when he got the call: someone wanted him to read for a part in Ben Affleck's blockbuster bank-heist flick The Town . "Who the fuck is this?" he asked.
Ben Affleck's getaway drivers give us a tour
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 10, 2010
FREE Blak Madeen Solo Discs from Al-J & Yusuf

FREE Blak Madeen Solo Discs from Al-J & Yusuf


Blak Madeen's Sacred Defense was without-a-doubt one of the best discs to drop anywhere last year - not just in Boston (here's the feature that...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 30, 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


What Do You Mean You Haven't Seen the Trailer for Ben Affleck's "The Town"?


After months of waiting, the trailer for Ben Affleck's The Town finally dropped at the end of last week (featuring the Fenway Park scenes that...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 19, 2010
T Banga Benefit Show at the Western Front

T Banga Benefit Show at the Western Front


It's an understatement to say that the Boston rap universe was shocked by the news that Stoneham-based rhyme promoter Tim "T Banga" Damrath had committed...
By webteam  |  June 22, 2010
Slaine and the "Boston Project" at the Middle East Downstairs

Slaine and the "Boston Project" at the Middle East Downstairs


As one-third of Special Teamz with Edo G and Jaysaun, Slaine knows a thing or two about supergroups. But now the Southie-Roslindale MC and supporting...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010
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Mr. Incongeniality

The night before this interview, Bomshot pulled what might go down as the most boneheaded stunt in Boston hip-hop history when, in the middle of a crowded Slaine and Ill Bill show at Harpers Ferry, he attempted to cheap-shot the former from behind.
Bomshot makes a better MC than neighbor
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 28, 2010