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Juiceboxxx cares not for your nerdcore
It’s not easy being a rapper from Wisconsin. Just ask 23-year-old hip-hop lifer Juiceboxxx.
| April 08, 2010
Two great flavors
Freeway and Jake One team up to lay it down
"When I said that I wanted to use 'What We Do' as a single," Freeway explains, "people said it couldn't happen because it didn't have a hook. You know how the rest of that one goes."
| February 16, 2010
Live at the Avon
Off the Couch
Catching up with the Low Anthem and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 13, 2009
| January 01, 0001
The Big Hurt: MJ murder mystery, Aerosmith injuries
Music News in Brief
Much as I hate to bring up Michael Jackson again, I was intrigued by sister La Toya's allegations that he was knocked off for his publishing assets.
| July 22, 2009
The Big Hurt: A chat with Bill Buckholz of UnderstandRap.com
Good news for perplexed suburbanites: a new site called UnderstandRap.com lets experienced rap interpreters explain difficult urban slang to hip-hop neophytes.
| April 13, 2009
The Big Hurt: Sub-super supergroups, INXS excess, and unsaved unsavories
Music news in brief
I think we can agree that "supergroups" have a history of underperforming in the superness department.
| March 06, 2009
The Big Hurt: More bad news in brief
DMX spits, Lou spills, Kelly leaks, Keane sucks
Police pulled over Snoop Dogg’s tour bus and — gasp! — smelled marijuana!
| August 13, 2008
Kizzaland | Souldiggaz/Atmos
Kizzaland’s main draw? It’s Kizza’s elastic snake-charmer flow.
| August 04, 2008
Wikipedia doubled its number of articles in just 18 months. But who are the “Wikipediots” writing them? And why do they do it?
The ancient Library at Alexandria, once the largest on Earth, housed perhaps 500,000 volumes.
| December 12, 2007
Stuff you've never heard and "Fuck A Record Company"
You’ve probably heard of two of the “indie” hip-hop artists below, even if they’re bypassing trad distribution models and just giving away their music.
| November 19, 2007
The street scene
The magic of the mixtape
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 his way into a corner. By Nick Sylvester
| August 22, 2006
Lily Allen’s Web-tastic career
No charm, little grace, what’s left of Alright, Still by the end are rich young Allen’s swipes at her poor, old, and obvious targets, horrific classism, the worst kind of celebrity self-obsession. Lily Allen, "Smile" (mp3)
| July 31, 2006
Killa Season | Atlantic
When misogyny runs this in-your-face, it’s hard to make a case for metaphors.
| June 20, 2006
Diplo brings baile funk to the US
It was 2002 when the then unknown DJ Diplo first started throwing his Hollertronix parties in Philadelphia.
| April 11, 2006
Various artists, RUN THE ROAD VOLUME 2 | Vice
If Cam’ron is good enough to look for talent overseas and Jay-Z can nab Lady Sovereign, then Great Britain might just overcome America’s mainstream myopia. Vice believes it.
| February 27, 2006
Certified Bananas and Disorganised Crew at Enormous Room
It used to be, come the first week of the month, you could count on a new Certified Bananas MP3 mixtape showing up on-line, clocking hits of the day (reggaeton, rap, dancehall) alongside the Providence DJ duo’s inimitable blends and remixes.
| February 21, 2006
The big diss
Killa Cam takes aim at Jay-Z, plus new tracks from Jeff Merchant and Hard-Fi
Even if most artists are all about getting their paper, there are always a few out there — Hard-Fi, Cam’ron, and Jeff Merchant, to name three — willing to toss us a morsel or two for free.
| February 09, 2006
Cam’ron takes aim at the King of New York
But will Jay-Z revoke the Killer's diplomatic immunity?
| November 21, 2008
Bombs away - side
| January 31, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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