Culture, Featured

WBAL-TV’s Omar Jimenez Drops Rap EP, ‘Reporting Live’

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 09, 2017 3:07pm

Still via “Ready for It” music video, via OJ Trop/YouTube

Even if you haven’t heard of local hip-hop artist OJ Trop, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him on the evening news.

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Bohemian Rhapsody, Culture, Featured

Too Young, Too Soon: Remembering E-Dubble

11 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 8:15am

E-dub and Vince at work.

Like Charlie Parker, he was 34, crazy young. Many are. Hank Williams was 29, Otis Redding, 26, half the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 27. Tupac, 25. Buddy Holly, 22. Unlike a lot of them, his death had nothing to do with the lifestyle, his volatility, with burning bright and living hard.

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Baltimore’s Rapdragons Get Hi-Fi with New Mixtape

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 10:08am

Rapdragons: Greglan Ward and Nick Often

Rapdragons (composed of Greglan Ward and Nick Often) busted onto the Baltimore music scene in 2009 with enthusiastic party raps over lo-fi — and totally uncleared — samples. (Their first local hit, “Moon Rocks,” samples an mp3 of the Reading Rainbow theme.) And they hit the ground running. Embracing hip hop’s scrappy resourcefulness, grabbing beats from anywhere and everywhere and using “chilling” as a bottomless well of inspiration, Rapdragons have already created a sizable body of work. After their 2009 debut, Ten Stories High, they followed up with a Baltimore-heavy remix album, 2010’s Ten Stories Hijacked and a mixtape, Featuring Baltimore, full of samples from local groups. In 2011, they dropped the EP Natural Born Chillers. Read More →

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Wednesday Links: Baltimore’s Vocal Gay Rappers, Rawlings-Blake Embraces Audits, What to Do with Gutted Space in Fells Point, and More

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 7:10am

Baltimore gay rappers are loud and proud – Baltimore Sun
Once sour, the mayor’s now sweet on more regular audits – Baltimore Brew
After fire in Fells Point, residents eye options for gutted space – Baltimore Sun
Prince George’s Del. Tiffany Alston convicted of theft, misconduct – Baltimore Sun
Tough Luck, Nerds: The Interstellar Vacation of Your Dreams Is at Least 200 Years Away – The Atlantic

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