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  • YG and DJ Mustard shape the sound of West Coast hip-hop

    YG and DJ Mustard shape the sound of West Coast hip-hop
    The early candidate for rap album of the year begins with a mother warning her son to stop following in the footsteps of his incarcerated father. The colorfully delivered advice was given to Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, the 24-year-old rapper better...
  • HonFest turns 20 and John Waters gets 'Carsick' [Hampden]

    HonFest turns 20 and John Waters gets 'Carsick' [Hampden]
    This is traditionally the time of year when I use this column to give the HonFest update. And I'll get to that in a bit, but before we do, there are a number of other awesome events going on in Hampden to highlight first. Friday, June 6 is First Fridays...
  • Throwback Thursday, the top 10 songs this week in 1979 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday, the top 10 songs this week in 1979 [Videos]
    See who ruled during disco's last big summer, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "She Believes in Me," Kenny Rogers The Gambler? In 1979? At his peak. About as far from disco as one gets, "She Believes in Me" was a No. 1 country hit and...
  • Moonrise Festival's second attempt to take place at Pimlico

    Moonrise Festival's second attempt to take place at Pimlico
    The Moonrise Festival is getting a second chance. The two-day music festival is scheduled to take place Aug. 9 and 10 at Pimlico Race Course, according to festival partner Evan Weinstein.  Last June, Pretty Lights and Snoop Dogg were scheduled to...
  • Charlie Wilson can outshine anyone, even 'Yeezus'

    Charlie Wilson can outshine anyone, even 'Yeezus'
    There's no such thing as sharing the spotlight with Kanye West. If you're on the same stage as the polarizing rapper, chances are you were relegated to second fiddle before any notes were even played. An exception is Charlie Wilson, the 60-year-old R&...
  • Snoop Dogg underwhelms with fun, but too-brief Rams Head Live show

    Snoop Dogg underwhelms with fun, but too-brief Rams Head Live show
    It’s been a long time since Snoop Dogg’s career has been defined by his music. The 40-year-old rapper from Long Beach, Calif., exists in a rare pop-culture stratosphere where most of his headlines are garnered for decisions made outside of the...
  • Day Trip: Swimming ponies and garden lights

    Day Trip: Swimming ponies and garden lights
    Chincoteague, Va. Pony Swim Experience one of Chincoteague's oldest traditions at the annual Pony Penning and Carnival. On Wednesday, watch Chincoteague's own "saltwater cowboys" herd the island's wild ponies across the Assateague Channel to the...
  • Allow me to introduce myself

    Allow me to introduce myself
    What’s the point of a music critic? In my case, I’m sure of what it isn’t: it’s not to obnoxiously claim “FIRST!” on an obscure basement act nor is it to boorishly write off work because it’s “just not for...
  • Chuck Brown just keeps on going

    Chuck Brown just keeps on going
    Chuck Brown will turn 75 this August. It's a benchmark the so-called Godfather of Go-Go never thought he would hit. He has been making music now for nearly 50 years. He has even outlived younger contemporaries, like poet and performer Gil Scott-Heron, who...
  • Charlie Wilson spans the R&B generation gap

    Charlie Wilson spans the R&B generation gap
    Charlie Wilson has been alive for 58 years, and has been singing for nearly all of them — first in his church choir and then in the Gap Band, the pioneering funk group he formed at the age of 14 with his brothers Ronnie and Robert. That long,...
  • Ice Cube comes to Bourbon Street

    Ice Cube comes to Bourbon Street
    If Ice Cube's career is any indication, the life cycle of a rapper is highly unpredictable. One day you're protesting police brutality, and 20 years later you're playing cute for the "Ramona and Beezus" set. Still, his legacy as one of the pioneers of...
  • UMBC MCs battle to meet G-funk legend

    UMBC MCs battle to meet G-funk legend
    Anyone in the Commons at UMBC Thursday night might have thought they were witnessing a scene from the film “8 Mile.” The UMBC Student Events Board sponsored a Rap Battle event in the SportsZone area of the Commons. The freestyle battle...