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Food For Thought: DirtyDurdie

Hip-hop duo DirtyDurdie have cooked up one of the freshest releases of the year with their Rhymanese Diner mixtape, out next week at their release party at the Rhino Bar in Newport.
The Rhymanese Diner mixtape
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 17, 2011
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BUMP up the volume

Local opener M-Dot got arrested on some bullshit for scuffling with state troopers at last Saturday’s Boston Urban Music Project (BUMP) festival on City Hall Plaza.
City Hall Plaza all the rage for 10,000 revelers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 13, 2010
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Hop to!

Somewhere in Allston, there’s an over-caffeinated barista/drummer bitching about Bad Rabbits.
What was the Eclectic Collective is now Bad Rabbits
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 18, 2009

United we stand

With the local AFL-CIO elections coming up, Phillipe and Jorge would like to make a rare union endorsement by saying that nothing would please us more than to have George Nee, current secretary-treasurer of the organization, win his bid to take over depa
A 'vote' for George Nee. Plus, euphemisms, bad sports, and the bucket
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 28, 2009
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Homecoming kings

It doesn't matter how popular you are at any given high school; if you move to a new town — unless you have sexy twin sisters who are willing to fellate the football team — you'll be starting on the first rung of the social scaffold. The same goes for
Audible Mainframe revisit the Bean (for a minute)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 21, 2009
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They get ill

Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
Five Philly rap essentials
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 29, 2009


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Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009
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Slay anything

Boston's Irepress weren't supposed to be an instrumental band. What they've evolved into just happens to be too stylishly sinuous to lend itself to lots of words.
Words fail the post-everything epics of Irepress
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 09, 2009
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Joe the rapper

"One thing I've learned is that if you write about reality, you'll never run out of material."
Joe Budden, Freeway, and the enduring authority of street rap
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 11, 2008
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Hip-Hop The Hard Way

A smidge of DIY-punk ethos was probably the last thing anybody expected Friday at Bill’s Bar: no roadies were spotted as the Press Project's rhythm section set up their own equipment.  
The Press Project at Bill's Bar, August 29, 2008
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 02, 2008
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Calling for back-up

Of all the tumult and talent swinging through town in 2006, I cherish most my memories of Audible Mainframe backing Slick Rick at Harpers Ferry.
Slick Rick gets fly with a little help from his friends
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 12, 2008


Mike Blast

When Mike Blast enters a room it’s hard not to notice.
Music Seen at the Big Easy, June 18, 2007
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  June 27, 2007