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  • Mario releases 'Somebody Else' video featuring Nicki Minaj

    Mario releases 'Somebody Else' video featuring Nicki Minaj
    [Note: Video contains explicit language.] Mario, the R&B singer from Baltimore, hasn't released an album since 2009's "D.N.A." It was the 26-year-old singer's fourth album and featured the underrated hit "Break Up." "D.N.A." was also the worst-selling...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?
    A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
  • J. Cole to perform surprise show at Baltimore Soundstage tonight

    J. Cole to perform surprise show at Baltimore Soundstage tonight
    J. Cole, the North Carolina-based rapper whose sophomore album, "Born Sinner," drops Tuesday, will perform at Baltimore Soundstage tonight, according to Soundstage's Twitter page. It was not announced before this morning. Tickets cost $1, and can be...
  • J. Cole's surprise concert was a reward to 'day one' fans

    J. Cole's surprise concert was a reward to 'day one' fans
    “Go back to the second verse,” J. Cole told his DJ late into his hour-long set Thursday night at Baltimore Soundstage. “Y’all asked for this, so you gotta rock with me.” Moments earlier, his microphone had malfunctioned...
  • Machine Gun Kelly hops from Warped Tour to MMG slot

    Machine Gun Kelly hops from Warped Tour to MMG slot
    When the biggest rap tour of the season stops by 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, opening act Machine Gun Kelly will provide a stark contrast to the flashy, dipped-in-gold Maybach Music Group trio of Wale, Meek Mill and headliner Rick Ross. While the MMG...
  • Grammy nominations: Put your money on Adele

    Grammy nominations: Put your money on Adele
    Voicing disappointment over Grammy nominations is similar to complaining to your friends at recess that your 70-year-old teacher just "doesn't get it." In other words, it's pointless, other than feeling slightly better that you made the injustice known to...
  • Album You Need: Kendrick Lamar's 'Section.80'

    Album You Need: Kendrick Lamar's 'Section.80'
    While the Internet salivated over an album cover (an album that has produced one song that was both terrible and forgettable), the best rap album of 2011 — thus far — had been available for purchase two days before. Kendrick Lamar quietly...
  • Grammys 2012: Stay home if you're not Adele

    Grammys 2012: Stay home if you're not Adele
    Welcome to the Adele show. Just as she dominated radio this past year, Adele will likely walk away with a handful of shiny gramophones on Sunday night (8 p.m., WJZ/CBS). But this is show business - there are no guarantees (except that host LL Cool J...
  • Los and Mullyman miss XXL's 'Freshman' list. Who cares?

    Los and Mullyman miss XXL's 'Freshman' list. Who cares?
    From the world of rap journalism comes inevitable news for Baltimore rap fans: XXL did not offer local mic-fiends Los and Mullyman spots in this year’s "Freshman 10" issue. After closer examination of the just-released cover(and I really mean...
  • Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale

    Baltimore's hip-hop weekend: Lupe Fiasco, Mobb Deep, Wale
    Lately, Baltimore has been booking more hip-hop shows (The Throne will be watched Oct. Nov. 1, while J. Cole, Yelawolf and Young Money's Tyga will all be here in the fall, too), a welcome trend for a city so close to bigger markets Philadelphia and...
  • J. Cole and Trey Songz 'Can't Get Enough' in Barbados

    J. Cole and Trey Songz 'Can't Get Enough' in Barbados
    The hype surrounding J. Cole's debut album,¬†Cole World: The Sideline Story, is hitting a new gear, with only 12 days before it drops. On Wednesday, he dropped a video and a song — the vibrant clip for his radio-friendly-but-still-good single "Can'...
  • September 28: Turned up

    Music we can't wait for Summer, you were a blast, but if we have to endure Pitbull's innocuous "Give Me Everything" or the pounding piano of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" one more time, there could be blood in the streets. Luckily, fall has arrived...