Saturday, June 15, 2013
Rapman Ron, who you may remember as Ron G. from Mania Music Group, released an excellent free album, Me, My Green & Irene, and I wrote about it on the City Paper's Noise blog.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List and the Rap Sheet column, which features news about Rye Rye, J. Oliver, Kenton Dunson and Rickie Jacobs.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
I wrote on the City Paper's Noise blog about The Holy Karon's new video, "Luci."
Friday, May 31, 2013
I wrote on the City Paper's Noise blog about the new video for "I Miss U," Skarr Akbar's tribute to Smash.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote the BPM column about some upcoming dance/club music events, and also the Short List about concerts in the city this week.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I wrote about Mario's new single with Nicki Minaj on the City Paper's Noise blog.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In this week's City Paper, I interviewed Baltimore-based singer Nova Starz, and rapper-producer Street Scott, who produced her great new EP.
Also wrote The Short List, as usual, and put in a little plug for the show I'm playing this week.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I wrote a post on the City Paper's Noise blog about the best Baltimore rap video I've seen in a while, "Dope Trilla" by StarrZ.
Friday, May 03, 2013
I wrote a post on the City Paper's Noise blog about the new single by rapper/producer Speed On The Beat.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In this week's Baltimore City Paper I wrote a Rap Sheet column, with news about StarrZ, A$AP Ant, OG Dutch Master, Tom Delay Beats, and the late Low Key God.
Also, as usual, wrote the Short List.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Lots of stuff from me in the Baltimore City Paper this week:
- a BPM column on dance and club music, with news about Deep In The Game, Say Wut, Matic808 and Rod Lee.
- a feature on Baltimore Popfest, which is happening at the Charm City Art Space on Saturday, and
- The Short List, as usual.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Stevie "Low Key God" Loney of Team Fifty passed away this week, and I wrote a brief obituary on the Baltimore City Paper's Noise blog. He was a wild guy, one of the most memorable people I've ever interviewed, and I was really sad to hear the news.
(photo by Jefferson Jackson Steele)
Monday, March 11, 2013
I wrote a post on the City Paper's Noise blog about the video for "Heaven," a collaboration between singer Chris Bivins (who appeared on The CW's "Next" last year) and rapper Jay Verze.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
As a follow-up to my Smash obituary in last week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a Noise blog post about a YouTube playlist I assembled of all 15 official videos of songs by or featuring Smash. It seemed like a pretty good way to give an overview of his career, for people who knew and loved his music and for people who might not have been familiar in his lifetime.
Also wrote The Short List in this week's CP.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Last Friday, Baltimore rapper Smash a.k.a. T-Mac passed away, very unexpectedly and at a very young age (the same age as me, in fact), of heart failure. I managed to get together a brief piece about Smash over the weekend in time to run in this week's Baltimore City Paper. I never knew Smash, in fact he may've been the most popular rapper in the city I've never interviewed or anything, and I feel bad that I didn't totally get his music at first and didn't write too much about him after I did start to appreciate him more. But R.I.P., by all accounts he was a good, humble dude.
Also in this week's issue, I wrote a Rap Sheet column and The Short List.
(photo by Kelly Connelly)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Brian Ennals released a new single, "When You Wake Up," on Valentine's Day, and I posted it on the Baltimore City Paper's Noise blog.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I have a BPM dance music column with news about DJ Angelbaby, DJ Pierre and Schwarz, as well as the Short List concert listing.
Friday, February 08, 2013
This week XXL Magazine's site posted a list of "10 Baltimore rappers you need to know," which included some acts that are pretty well known in and/or outside the city, and some that aren't, like the group StarVation. I wrote a piece on the City Paper's Noise blog in response to both the list, and a lot of the outrage that's been surrounding it online.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Last year, I interviewed Baltimore-based artist and producer King Midas for the first issue of a new publication, UR City Magazine. That was a while back, though, and I didn't realize that it finally came out as the cover story of the January 2013 issue (you can tell the interview was done a while ago, because I refer to how "humid" it was that day). Anyway, it was a good opportunity to meet and write about King Midas, who is a super talented guy who's been putting out a lot of great music for a minute, glad it's finally out there. My name wasn't on the article when it was initially posted online (don't know about the print edition) but they said they were going to fix that.
Friday, February 01, 2013
I posted on the Baltimore City Paper's Noise blog about Ron Rico's new song "Black History."