| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:01 AM
The first rap record to enthrall Zsuzsanna Ward was "Illmatic" by Nas.
Better known as ZZ Ward, the genre-defying singer-songwriter grew up in Oregon, far from the dangerous New York surroundings Nas memorably depicted on his 1994 album. But as all...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Lorde, the rising pop star best known for her Grammy-winning song “Royals,” will headline the Preakness Stakes’ InfieldFest concert on May 17, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas announced on Thursday morning at the Pimlico Race...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:37 AM
In 2008, Ed DeRosa witnessed the infamy of the Preakness infield — the passed-out partiers, the chucking of full beer cans into crowds and of course, the "Running of the Urinals," where drunken infielders ran down a row of portable toilets. DeRosa,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Towson community leaders have seen a decease in community disturbances related to Towson University's annual Tigerfest in recent years, and hope that trend continues when the annual end-of-year celebration takes over campus this weekend.
| Apr 20, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A man was stabbed and two other people were injured in an early-morning fight in the second floor of Charles Village Pub in Towson, Baltimore County Police said Saturday.
According to police, a man was stabbed, a second man received minor cuts to his...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:55 PM
A man stabbed multiple times in a weekend bar fight in Towson was identified by officials as a former University of Maryland football player.
Ryan Schlothauer was injured after intervening in an argument between the accused stabber and a female...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Baltimore rap fans have been waiting for Los' "Becoming King" since last year. On Thursday, the Bad Boy Records signee and Baltimore native finally released the free 17-track mixtape, which you can download from Datpiff here.
"Becoming King" finds Los,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Watch the video for "Loud" above. His raps have curse words and drug references in them. Kids, be careful!
I've been duped by Mac Miller before.
When he released "K.I.D.S.," the mixtape that first caught most rap blogs' attention, in August 2010,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:41 AM
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...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Wiz Khalifa, one of the headline acts for this year's Preakness Infield party, was busted for pot in North Carolina Tuesday -- the second time in a week, just days before his Baltimore appearance.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the rapper was...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Country circles have debated it for decades: Is crossing over to the pop mainstream good or bad for country music, a genre so steeped in tradition?
Jimi Westbrook, one of the four singers in the Alabama group Little Big Town — which performs at...