Monday, March 02, 2015

Baltimore rapper and blogger Speed On The Beat recently invited me to take part in an e-mail Q&A for a 'roundtable' with a few other music writers and bloggers. In the last few days, Part One and Part Two were published, and I think it came out pretty interestingly, I tried to be honest and maybe a little revealing about my process, and it was cool to see how the other respondents answered the same questions.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015


























In the Baltimore City Paper, I reviewed the new Sisqo album Last Dragon that's out this week, and also wrote The Short List.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
























In this week's City Paper, I wrote a Rap Sheet column with news about Skarr Akbar and more, and also The Short List.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015






























In this week's City Paper, I wrote a BPM column with a bunch of Baltimore club news about DJ Chris J, DJ AngelBaby, and others, and also wrote The Short List.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014





















This week the Baltimore City Paper published its annual Top 10 issue, with lots and lots of year-end lists, and I contributed some things in the music section. I did year-end editions of my BPM column, with the best Baltimore club releases of 2014, and my Rap Sheet column, with the best local rap of the year. I voted in several other music lists, including Local Albums (where I wrote blurbs about Future Islands and Wye Oak), Local Singles (where I blurbed Lor Scoota), and Non-Local Albums (where I blurbed YG).

Also wrote The Short List this week as usual.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014






















In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List and a Rap Sheet column with news about new releases by Al Great and Street Scott, DDm, Black Zheep DZ and more.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
























In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List and a review of Lor Scoota's new mixtape Still N The Trenches 2.5.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014








My latest BPM dance music column in this week's City Paper covers lots of Baltimore club news and new music.

Also wrote The Short List as usual.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014






















In this week's City Paper, I wrote The Short List, and a feature about Baltimore rapper Damond Blue, a guy with a lot of talent and an interesting story who's releasing the album Blessonz on November 4th.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014





















In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List, and a review of a very weird Baltimore rap album, Warehouse's The Destruction.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
























In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a Rap Sheet column, which has news about UllNevaNo and other artists, and The Short List.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

























The City Paper's annual Best of Baltimore issue is out this week, and I wrote a few blurbs for it, congrats to all the winners. Also wrote The Short List as usual.

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Friday, September 12, 2014























Back in August, I drove up to New York to see the Boiler Room's Baltimore club music webcast. Now, the Baltimore Club Special is online, with footage of the DJ sets from that night is online, and the accompanying feature article I wrote. Check out the sets from Rod Lee, DJ Technics, Scottie B., James Nasty, and Mighty Mark & TT The Artist.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

























In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I profiled DJ Pierre for the latest BPM column, and also wrote The Short List.

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Monday, August 25, 2014


























I wrote a post on the Baltimore City Paper's Noise blog about "A-List," Sisqo's new single featuring Waka Flocka Flame.

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Saturday, August 09, 2014





























This upcoming Friday, August 15th, Boiler Room is bringing a bunch of folks from Baltimore up to New York for a live broadcast of Baltimore club music from Rod Lee, Scottie B, DJ Technics, Mighty Mark & TT The Artist. I've also been asked to come up to write about the whole thing for Boiler Room, so NYC folks, let me know if you want to come to the event and/or hang out while I'm in town for the weekend.

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Friday, August 01, 2014

























I wrote a big feature story about Baltimore rapper DDm for WAMU Bandwidth. Talented artist, good down-to-earth dude, really happy with how the article turned out. His new record Life On Sale is out this fall.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014






















This week the Baltimore City Paper published its annual Big Music Issue. In it, I wrote a feature about rap duo AK Slaughter, who are releasing their final EP and playing a farewell show next week, and I also wrote The Short List as usual.

(photo by Josh Sisk)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


























In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a few things, including a review of Young Moose's mixtape Out The Mud 2, a Rap Sheet column (with news about the Baltimore Crown Awards, Lonnie Moore and Skarr Akbar), and The Short List. I also wrote The Short List in last week's paper but didn't post a link because it never ended up online.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
























In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote  BPM column about new club music releases by James Nasty and Mighty Mark, and also wrote The Short List as usual.

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