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Class is in session: ScHoolboy Q masters his sound

After the critical and commercial success of Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 effort good kid, m.A.A.d city, all eyes within the industry have fallen on Top Dawg Entertainment’s other artists, particularly Lamar’s well-known West Coast collective Black Hippy. To the uninitiated, the group features four members: Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. Each of these artists has […]

So you think you can dance?: BU Hip-Hop hosts break dancing event on campus

More than 20 individuals of varying size, age and gender breathed life into the squeaky-floored dance studio at the Student Activities Office on Saturday evening, inhaling and exhaling to the rhythm of hip-hop and stomping feet. Despite a rather modest attendance, Boston University Hip-Hop’s inaugural “Pillar Event,” the first in a series of four this semester, […]

Michael Christmas is the jolly new face of Boston rap

Christmas is coming early this year. Feb. 19 will mark the release of Is This Art?, the highly anticipated free album from Boston-bred, rapidly rising hip-hopper Michael Christmas. People of all religions may rejoice, and no disheveled evergreen conifer is required to partake in the celebration. Your present will exist, instead, below numerous headlines on the Internet. Don’t […]

Monkey business: Indie rock favorites swing into Agganis

The Arctic Monkeys brought it to Agganis Arena Thursday night. While overall the show was filled with starkly contrasted musical tastes, styles and talents, the Arctic Monkeys firmly proved that they are one of this generation’s most talented, incendiary rock and roll powerhouses. The night itself was nearly crippled at the start by truly the worst opening […]

Panic! at the Disco: You couldn’t get our teen hearts beating

I should have expected it, but when Panic! at the Disco performed at House of Blues on Jan. 30, I felt out of place. The first sign should have been all of the teenagers accompanied by their parents in line. The second sign should have been all of the fingerless gloves they were wearing. But […]