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Banger style: Hip-hop ringers of 2012

In recapping 2012, I embraced the chance to parade some recent unsung hip-hop ringers.

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 21, 2012
PUZL + RADIx + Statik Selektah + Karmaloop = Win Win Win Win

PUZL + RADIx + Statik Selektah + Karmaloop = Win Win Win Win


Like every other music writer out there, my drawers are stuffed with hella unfortunate XXL-sized t-shirts of every shitty rap group and street wear brand...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 12, 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
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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
RADIx Show with Live Art Sunday Night @ All Asia

RADIx Show with Live Art Sunday Night @ All Asia


It's almost time for RADIx to drop their anticipated team effort with PUZL (gear and graphics) and Statik Selektah (beats and cuts), Say Yes!. But...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 17, 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
Catch Reks Tonight @ The Middle East

Catch Reks Tonight @ The Middle East


If you're a frequent reader of this blog, then you know damn well how much faith we have in Reks, who's rocking tonight at The...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 21, 2010
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Rest in Beats, T Banga

This past Sunday, the Bean rap scene lost one of its most enthusiastic supporters and most hard-working executive producers.
Let the tributes begin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 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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Man at work

It's easy to manufacture illusions of rap stardom. Any MySpace whiteboy with a few grand can fill a mixtape with big cameos, and for a little more, guests will even shout his name out. But though such pay-for-spray practices have kept established artis
Statik Selektah is so busy, it bugs him out
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010
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Spring fever

As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010
Year-End Boston Rap Round-Up, Plus 5 Local Hip-Hop Happenings that we Stupidly Missed in 2009

Year-End Boston Rap Round-Up, Plus 5 Local Hip-Hop Happenings that we Stupidly Missed in 2009


  It’s amazing how much hate mail I receive accusing me of ignoring local artists. Most hilarious is this ass on Facebook who recently bitched...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 17, 2009
Official Dispatch from the 2008 Boston Music Awards [VIDEO]

Official Dispatch from the 2008 Boston Music Awards [VIDEO]


  The Subaru limousine – which I assume belongs to Ernie Boch, Jr. (nominee: Outstanding Bl...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 08, 2008
Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day

Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day


I’m not packing clothes for this year’s CMJ Marathon in New York City. In fact, I’m not even br...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 20, 2008