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Local Review: Freemind Movement – Saint Villain

Local Review: Freemind Movement – Saint Villain
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Beyond instrumentation and production, Freemind stays true to their moniker with spiritual, insightful and poignant content in Saint Villain. It’s cliché, but they display awareness and humility in their content that seems to resonate with old-school hip-hop fans. … read more

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Roc or Die: An Interview with the Body Roc Crew

Roc or Die: An Interview with the Body Roc Crew
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They go by the Body Roc Crew and members, Ali Acuna and B-Boy Alien have attended (and won) battles in Las Vegas and Florida, respectively: Ali with the RedBull BC One and B Boy Alien with the Break the Chainz Volume Five. It’s the epitome of putting on for the city—and they do it with little fanfare. … read more

Big Lo: From the Dinner Table to the Cypher and Back

Big Lo: From the Dinner Table to the Cypher and...
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Big Lo paints pictures with words in a style that is ‘The South meets New York’ over boom bap-style beats. “He’s what Skyzoo would be if Skyzoo was from the south,” promoter Gage Luce explained. … read more

Who’s the Master?: Masta Ace @ The Acoustic Space 09.20

Who’s the Master?: Masta Ace @ The Acoustic Space 09.20
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The Albuquerque, New Mexico–based emcee, Wake Self was onstage rocking the mic as I interviewed the headliner, Masta Ace, of Juice Crew fame. … read more

A Few Words with ‘Fro

A Few Words with ‘Fro
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Seldom do we see a true emcee spawn out of an online rap challenge, but that’s exactly happened when then 16-year-old A-F-R-O won the Definition of a Rap Flow contest and blew up on the internet. … read more

Localized: Rhyme Time

Localized: Rhyme Time
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Rhyme Time inhabits a unique area of rap, like Lil Dicky or Missy Elliott—being cool for being unapologetically nerdy and different from his contemporaries. Check out Rhyme Time at SLUG’s Localized on May 17 at Urban Lounge. … read more