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Broke Beats: D-Sisive – “The Great Mr. Nobody [one]“
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A mixture of deliberate hiatuses, moniker changes, and general apathy for the Canadian rap scene have kept Toronto’s D-Sisve well below the radar, despite the fact that the wry lyricist has been plying superb rap music for over two decades. “The Great Mr. Nobody [one]” arrived this Tuesday after a series of pushbacks, but the 23-track monster is finally here, and it’s classic Derek Christoff. More

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Point/Counterpoint: Are Mosh Pits Good Fun or Too Dangerous?
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Point/Counterpoint is a recurring feature on BDCwire that explores the pros and cons of various parts of life in Boston. These arguments may, or may not, break any new ground, but are meant as a starting point for you too to make an argument. What do you think? Is moshing a joyous thing, or should people at shows scale it back a bit? More

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A Rundown of the Best Beefs in 50 Cent History
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You can’t call yourself a true hip-hop fan if you can’t embrace rivalries that come inherently embedded in the genre. And quite frankly, I love a good beef. Yes, the reasons why rappers are currently bickering with each other are for reasons lost on the listeners. Tyga’s running around calling Drake phony, Snoop disrespected Iggy Azalea for no apparent reason, and Migos insist that they run these streets better than Chief Keef (although no one really knows what the hell that means). More

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The ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Trailer Is Here, Featuring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and… Clay Matthews?
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The first trailer for “Pitch Perfect 2,” the sequel to the 2012 megahit, is here. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and the rest of the Barden Bellas are going international in this one, and also Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is here for some reason. More

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Cultural Sommelier: Pairing Arca’s ‘Xen’ and ‘Under the Skin’
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Since the year will be coming to a close soon enough, I’m going to use this week’s Cultural Sommelier to highlight two of my favorite works from 2014: Arca’s debut album “Xen” and Jonathan Glazer’s film “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson. They make for quite the pairing. More

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Show Scenes: The New Pornographers at House of Blues
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Canadian power-pop supergroup The New Pornographers, including Neko Case and Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, returned to Boston on Wednesday night for a packed show at House of Blues in support of their new LP “Brill Bruisers.” NYC indie pop quartet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart opened.