Perry Eaton is a man about town. He covered a subway Sunday cipher for Boston.com last week. And earlier today, he penned a bit of a love letter to Polar Seltzer for their new Valentine’s Day offering. He spoke to me about both. More
Simply put, the new Czarface album ‘Every Hero Needs A Villain‘ is incredible. I talked to 7L and Esoteric about the project: how the comic book was conceptualized and executed, the recording process, and how they connected with the collaborators. All in all, a fascinating conversation about a damn fine project. See Czarface at the Middle East on Saturday night. Doors at 8. More
It’s not very often that some of the most talented performers in Boston are set to grace the same stage in a single night. This Sunday marks the 1 year anniversary of Mind Spray, a local hip-hop open mic and showcase series devised by promotion and booking company The Brain Trust. More
After months of speculation over its whereabouts, more than a half dozen fakes, and one insane performance, Kanye has finally blessed the world with the full version of his highly-anticipated single from his upcoming album, So Help Me God, “All Day.” More
“I think I’m Michael Cera, I might be Jonah Hill – I might be awkward still, I might be out to kill.” More
Daniel Radcliffe has played Harry Potter in eight films now, but his rote-perfect recitation of Blackalicious’ tongue-twisting rap standard “Alphabet Aerobics” on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ might be his most magical performance yet. More
Hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels–DMC of RunDMC–joined us before his appearance at Boston Comic Con this weekend. He spoke at length about the beginnings of hip-hop, his role has a rapper, growing up reading comic books, and how Sarah McLachlan saved his life. It was an amazing bit of radio. Listen. More
It’s been another great week in hip-hop.
Busdriver blessed us with a zany new track, Homeboy Sandman announced a new album on Stones Throw and tossed out a single, Dark Time Sunshine re-emerged from the woodwork with “No Worries” and announced a tour, and Shabazz Palaces gave us the first taste of his sophomore album “Lese Majesty,” which comes out Tuesday.
This week, Mass Appeal premiered Tucson rapper Isaiah Toothtaker’s latest free EP “Your Majesty.” Anyone who’s been a fan of the column since before the migration will remember Toothtaker’s name from his three previous Broke Beats appearances from way back in the day, and “Your Majesty” is yet another turn in the inventive emcee’s widening array of costless material.
This week, I really wanted to feature the new albums from Sadistik or Alias, but I ultimately decided that I had to get right with the hip-hop gods by featuring a freebie I had slept on for a couple weeks.