Souls of Mischief are definitely not strangers to our great city of salt. Not only do the Souls frequently perform here as a group but they also come through on solo tours and with their larger group Hieroglyphics—They are like family to the hip hop community here. … read more
When I arrived at In The Venue I was not expecting to see a giant line around the block. The guys, decked out in ironically funny vintage t-shirts they had carefully selected from a thrift store, overly tight pants and loafers, battled for scenester status with the ladies, sporting undone hair, leggings or stretch pants, thrifted shirts and grandma shoes. I figured hipsters like this had become more miniscule after the siege of indie rock had calmed, but I was so wrong. … read more
Plan B Theater Company ends its 2009/2010 season with a bang! The feature fundraiser, And The Banned Slammed On, is the compilation of two previous Plan B productions––And the Banned Played On and Slam. “As both of the events progressed it was clear that we had the opportunity to more strongly show the connection between censorship and art,” says producing director Jerry Rapier. … read more
Slug’s performances have never let me down, being able to see Blueprint and Grieves open for him makes it even better. I arrived slightly late to avoid the prepubescent onslaught of crowds. Although I’ve always enjoyed Atmosphere, the experience has undergone some massive changes since the early days. … read more
The GZA, also known as the Genius, is one of the great veterans of hip hop. In 1995 his album Liquid Swords was named one of Source Magazine’s 100 greatest hip hop albums of all time. After all the hard work and time he has put into his music, he still constantly raises the bar for himself and for everyone around him, proving why he and the Wu Tang Clan are still as strong and dangerous as ever.
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The Doomtree collective is different than many of today’s modern hip hop groups. They’re not in it for fame, bitches, cars, bling, or money—even though it would be nice to someday get paid for following their musical passion. Doomtree simply exist to produce music. Doomtree define themselves as not only as a record label and a group of solo artists working together as a music group but also above all else, as a family. … read more