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[phlipcam video + review] Young Jeezy + Freddie Gibbs @ the House of Blues


Guilty pleasures are a pain in my ass. Not necessarily my adoration for said pleasures. They wouldn't be labeled such if I didn't love them....
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 10, 2011
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Billboard's Rap Songs chart

In the immortal words of O.D.B., "Rappenin' is what's happenin'."
The Big Hurt: Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 02, 2010
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B. Dolan | Fallen House, Sunken City

Although I've always found B. Dolan to be one of hip-hop's mightiest politically charged performers, his disc-length poetic pieces have confused (and even bored) the piss out of me.
Strange Famous (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 26, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Pratt falls

Spencer Pratt, one of the vacuous props on MTV's realityesque moron drama The Hills , has his beady eyes set on a rap career.
Plus Ringo shills, Yanni sucks
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 12, 2009
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The bulletproof cred of M.O.P.

In their decade and a half as thug-rap ambassadors, Brooklyn's Mash Out Posse have made some moves that lesser outfits might have caught shit for.
Hardcore heroes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 26, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009


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2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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Review: Akon | Freedom

Back in April 2007, R&B singer and rapper Akon dry-humped a 15-year-old girl on stage, an incident that led to some overblown criticism in the conservative media.
Droppin', poppin', etc.
By DAVID BOFFA  |  December 15, 2008
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Young Jeezy | The Recession

Remember, Jeezy disdains rappers, just like the teen movie anti-hero who decries the phoniness of movie stars.
Def Jam
By SAM UBL  |  September 10, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Winners and losers

Jay-Z's headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival June 28 has been the stuff of much controversy, with various artists weighing in on his suitability to the event.
A hip-hop scorecard
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 07, 2008
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Rick Ross

It’s easy to hate on Rick Ross for his sub-standard flow and tired materialism.
Trilla | Def Jam
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 25, 2008


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DJ Drama

The West Coast is conspicuously under-represented.
Gangsta Grillz: The Album | Atlantic
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  December 26, 2007
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From ’Ye to mixtapes

To get the full taste of where hip-hop is at, you also have to seek out the unofficial releases, the mixtapes, which often have a bigger impact than the official albums.
Hip-hop: 2007 in review
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 17, 2007
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Crank that, techie

In the summer of 2006, DeAndre Way, then 16, combated summer boredom in Batesville, Mississippi, by writing songs with Fruity Loops digital-audio software.
Cool jerks
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 12, 2007
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After-party

Don’t be surprised if you hear yourself shouting, “Rewind Selektah!”
The offical summer hip-hop remixes
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  August 28, 2007
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Fabolous

Maybe he should spend less time spelling out his name.
From Nothin' to Somethin' | Def Jam
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  July 17, 2007


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Dead, or immortal?

When Chuck D challenges the status quo, a bunch of fortysomethings nod their heads, but Nas can put the young rappers on the defensive.
Nas’s album title challenges a generation
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  January 24, 2007
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Fourth quarter starters

It’s become one of those odd traditions without rhyme or reason that December, a month that never used to be a big time for big releases, is now a hip-hop time of year almost every year.
Nas & Jay, Ghostface, and Jeezy bring December heat
By JESS MCCONNELL  |  December 27, 2006
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Young Jeezy

In anything resembling a normal world, Young Jeezy would be absurd, a caricature of a stereotype turned into a cartoon.
The Inspiration | Def Jam
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  December 19, 2006
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Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006
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The street scene

Without getting into the history and the morality of mixtapes, it’s worth mentioning that Pharrell isn’t the first rapper who’s scored more artistic points with a mixtape than with a sanctioned label release. Pop goes a Neptune: Pharrell Williams raps
The magic of the mixtape
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 22, 2006