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Czarface soars above the clouds

This week 7LES and Inspectah Deck drop Czarface , a full-length work of adventurous genius revolving around a metal-clad protagonist who feeds on destruction.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 15, 2013

You must think first... before you movie

It's a snowy night in late 2006, and Hostel director Eli Roth is stranded at Logan Airport with RZA. The two are bound for Los Angeles, on their way home from hanging with Quentin Tarantino in Iceland.
RZA and Roth: Behind The Man with the Iron Fists
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 02, 2012

A solo full-length from Ryan Augustus

If there's one thing rapper Ghost/Ryan Augustus/Ryan Doughty can now safely say, it's this: He's prolific.
Give it up to Ghost
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 11, 2012

Off the Couch: From Shaolin with love

On THURSDAY (the 22nd) head to Mardi Gras in Cranston and welcome back hard-rock quartet KANERKO ; Al, Kev, Nick, and Anthony just returned from a goodwill trip to Kosovo where they rocked out for our troops — nice work, guys.
Wu-Tang wordsmith GZA hits Firehouse 13
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 23, 2012
Boston's Muckrock liberates Ol' Dirty Bastard's explosive FBI file

Boston's Muckrock liberates Ol' Dirty Bastard's explosive FBI file

Muckrock has done it again. The Boston-based web startup, a two-man team that simplifies the process of submitting Freedom of Information Act queries, managed to get...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 13, 2012

Creating 'living monuments' to young lives lost

Fliers adorning folding chairs at the Fourth Wall Project displayed the evening's mantra in their first sentence: This is not a party.
Stop the violence
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 25, 2011


Odd Future blew up out of nowhere. But they didn't do it alone.

By now you've heard about how post-this, uber-that, and pre-apocalyptically radical the Los Angeles collective Odd Future is. Or maybe your little sis came home with ringleader Tyler the Creator's tag tatted on her teenage ta-ta's.
Making the brand
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 06, 2011

SXSW Music 2011 Photos Day 3: Wild Flag, Fishbone, Wu-Tang Clan, MellowHype, Motionless In White, Yelawolf

Live concert photos at SXSW Music Festival in Austin
 Wild Flag, Fishbone, Wu-Tang Clan and more
By KELLY DAVIDSON AND K. BONAMI  |  March 25, 2011

Who's Cam Groves?

Back in the day, Preposterously Dank, the hip-hop label/collective created by Spose and featuring Cam Groves, Dr. Astronaut, and Educated Advocates, would have hit the popular consciousness with a collective album first.
Something Cool this way comes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 25, 2011

Photos: Wu-Tang Clan and Bad Rabbits at the Wilbur Theatre

Wu-Tang Clan and Bad Rabbits perform live at the Wilbur Theatre on January 3, 2011.
Wu-Tang Clan + Bad Rabbits | Wilbur Theatre | January 3, 2011
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  January 07, 2011

Ghostface Killah | Apollo Kids

Back in October, Ghostface Killah released a statement proclaiming Apollo Kids to be a "warm-up to the big thing that's gonna happen next."
Def Jam (2010)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  January 07, 2011

Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)

Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)

Wu-Tang, while always good for an unexpected turn or two, did something absolutely unprecedented at their Boston show last week: they showed up on time....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 29, 2010
Wu-Tang Clan at Lupo's

Wu-Tang Clan at Lupo's

There's no telling who will show up when the Wu-Tang Clan takes a stage these days. The hip-hop superheroes blow the whistle on Staten Island,...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010

Interview: U-God

Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010

Sonic DNA: Stanton Moore and Anthony Brown

Music is mystery, maybe, but for some of us that conceit is a provocation for deep-nerdy investigation.
They know where music comes from
By JON GARELICK  |  September 17, 2010

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


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

Crossword: ''Repeat offenders''

It's just overkill
It's just overkill
By MATT JONES  |  April 16, 2010

Mathematics | Return Of The Wu & Friends

As chairman, muse, and beatmaker for the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA casts a shadow big enough to shade all but a few marquee members of his extended family.
Gold Dust Media (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 05, 2010

Focus group: Labeless Illtelligence

It's NBA All-Star Saturday and Labeless Illtelligence representatives Chris Andrews and Tyler Edwards, better known as CasUno and ESH the Monolith, settle in for one last marathon studio session at Edwards's East Providence apartment (dubbed FrESH Ear St
CasUno and ESH the Monolith streamline the cipher
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 19, 2010

Tom Caruana Presents: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers | Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles

There were mash-ups before The Grey Album . (They were called "hip-hop songs.") And there will be mash-ups in the future.
Tea Sea (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 12, 2010

Shake some action

Psych + sludge + metal + more
Off the Couch

Allah people in the house

“Muslim hip-hop is not like Christian rock,” says Yusuf, the Merrimack Valley half of the Allah-inspired Boston-Lowell tag team Blak Madeen.
Blak Madeen stay true on Sacred Defense
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 13, 2009

Hip-hop from Hell

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009

Hip-hop is dead

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009

Fantastic damage

Unlike hip-hop acts that deny bucking convention for the sake of eccentricity, Anti-Pop Consortium were as clear on day zero as they will certainly be at Great Scott next Thursday about their maverick intentions.
Anti-Pop Consortium’s unfinished business
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 02, 2009


Off the record?

Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009
mafia list

Up for the challenge

Rhythmafia have been on the scene for about four years, and in that relatively short time the Providence natives — Rob Cinami (drums and backup vox), Jamie Kearns (guitar), Zack Chagnon (bass), and frontman Sam Montes — have successfully delivered a bl
Rhythmafia: a new breed of mashup
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 28, 2009

Trife Diesel | Better Late Than Never

For anyone who best understands things in white suburban terms, hip-hop is similar to lacrosse.
Trife da Label (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009

IndieArts mania!

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
By PROVIDENCE ARTS STAFF  |  July 17, 2009