Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Yuk & C.U.T. - 3 Da Hardwae: Squadre Radio (For The People Entertainment)
Last month, I wrote a feature in the City Paper about For The People Entertainment, and posted a bunch of tracks from the label's roster. Two of the artists out of the crew that I hadn't heard that much when I did the article were Yuk & C.U.T., who are a duo and kind of a group within a group, since Squadre Committee is comprised of all the For The People MC's. And after I did the interview with everybody I heard from Yuk later and he hooked me up with some of the material he's working on for an upcoming solo project that sounds good, and this mixtape. Most of the tracks on here feature Yuk and/or C.U.T. (not to be confused with Cutthroat, another FTP artist), but almost everyone else from the label makes an appearance, Billo and Bear and Ace and Lil Shank. And it might be my favorite FTP release I've heard to date, or close to it, mostly because it does display the most of their sounds and abilities. C.U.T. is performing this Thursday, January 31st and also March 1st at Suite's Indie Night, down in the Belvedere Hotel. On this mixtape Yuk & C.U.T. shout out an album they have coming soon called Dedicated.
Yuk & C.U.T. - "Whut They Talkin' Bout" (mp3)
The two of them only rap on about 6 tracks on this mixtape together, and this is my favorite of those.
Labels: Bear, Billo, For The People Entertainment, mixtape/album review, mp3
To commemorate the finale of the series, cast members Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield), Corey Parker Robinson (Detective Leander Sydnor), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris Partlow)* will be at the HBO Shop to sign the new deluxe soundtrack celebrating five years of music from The Wire.
When: Jan 31st, 2008 at 11:30am
Where: HBO Shop at 42nd and 6th Ave (NYC)
*Cast members subject to change.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Keyaira Chanel Live Feb 1 @ The 5 Seasons!!
February, 1 2008 at The 5 Seasons
830 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Cost : $10
Live Hip Hop Event also featuring special guest performances by TM the Giant, D.O.G, Amazon, Eze Jackson of Soul Cannon, Ray Victory, and many more!!
Labels: 5 Seasons, D.O.G., flyer
Labels: Baltimore club
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Lil D - Mixtape Vol. 1 (Reina Williams Productions)
A while back at the Turntable Club I saw a performance by Reina Williams, a female MC/producer who left a big impression on me, and I put her on my most anticipated of 2008 list. At the show, she was giving out CD's by an artist on her label, Lil D. I don't know how old Lil D is, I think he says on one song that he's 17 but he sounds even younger, kinda reminds me Lil Boosie, that kinda high, screechy voice. This mixtape is alright, mostly freestyles over big radio songs, and then a few tracks at the end produced by Reina Williams. Reina is a lesbian and part of the LGBT hip hop community, so it's weird that Lil D says a bunch of "faggot" this and "faggot" that type bullshit on one song. Lil D and Reina Williams are performing this Monday at Hip Hop 101 at 5 Seasons.
Lil D f/ Reina Williams - "We So Fly" (mp3)
This is one of the 4 songs at the end of the mixtape produced by Reina, I wish there were more original songs on here, good shit.
Labels: 5 Seasons, Hip Hop 101, mixtape/album review, mp3
Labels: flyer, For The People Entertainment
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Labels: magazines/newspapers, The Wire
Labels: 5 Seasons, flyer, Hip Hop 101, Kartel
Friday, January 25, 2008
Rock Da Mic Champinionship
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
To perform you must pre-register! Show up at the event to book for the next or call 410.507.3866.
Labels: battle, Deep Flow, flyer
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The DMV Entertainment Music Awards were held this past weekend honoring participants of music scenes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Viriginia. Congratulations to the winners representing Baltimore: Kelly Connelly (for Most Supportive Media) and B-Fly of Brown F.I.S.H. (for Best Spoken Word Artist). And also, congratulations to the other Baltimore nominees: Em Sea Water, Bossman, Shaka Pitts, Me'Aze Millioni, ShellBe R.A.W., Musse' Mus' and Sonny Brown.
Labels: B-Fly, Bosslady, Bossman, Brown F.I.S.H., Musse' Mus', ShellBe RAW, Sonny Brown
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
various artists - The Show (1 Fam Productions)
1 Fam Music is a local label (not to be confused with another Baltimore crew, First Family Entertainment) that recently released a compilation album. The album features over a dozen artists, most of them singers, but also a few rappers, and there was a big concert last weekend featuring the artists on the CD at Centerstage, which I was invited to check but unfortunately missed, since I had to go out of town over the weekend for family obligations. But apparently there's going to be a DVD of the show, and more concerts at Coppin and Morgan State and UMBC soon.
The album is a really slick, well-produced project, someone named R.M. produced most of the tracks and gives it a really polished, consistent sound. I feel like there's a lot of R&B being made in Baltimore that I never hear, so it's nice to check some of it out and be pretty impressed by the talent on here, although since there's so many different artists on here with only one or two appearances each, it's kind of hard to get a handle on anyone's individual sound or personality. That's just something that inevitably happens with compilations that showcase unknown artists, though, I guess.
Adonna - "Who Is She?" (mp3)
Adonna is one of the only rappers who gets a solo track on The Show, and though sometimes hearing a rapper in the context of a mostly R&B album isn't the best way to get exposed to an MC, she really kills this track, I like it. And of course, I'm always supportive of female MCs carving out a place in the Baltimore scene.
Labels: mixtape/album review, mp3
This month on http://noise.citypaper.com, I posted a couple more last gasps of best of 2007 lists, my top 10 shows of the year (including Kix, Avec, Skarr Akbar, Bossman, Mullyman, Barnes, Huli Shallone, Comp, B.O.M.B., ShellBe R.A.W., Jade Fox, B-Fly and G.E.M. among others) and a big year-end Club Beat column with my top 10 Baltimore club tracks of the year (including K.W. Griff, Blaq Starr, Rod Lee, Say Wut and Scottie B. among others) in addition to the top Baltimore albums of '07 list I posted last month. And my first concert reviews of the new year were of the MacGregor Burns Band/Good Guise/Mason-Dixon @ The Ottobar, Paloma/Flying Eyes/Dog Day Afternoon/Watershed/Icarus Rising @ the 8x10, and Ogun/B.O.M.B./PX/First Family/E Major/A-Class/UnReal/Ab-Rock @ the Turntable Club's benefit for Sonny Brown. Plus, of course, other people all over Noise posting Baltimore music news.
Labels: B.O.M.B., Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore club, Barnes, Blaq Starr, E Major, Huli Shallone, KW Griff, Noise, NSW (Say What), Ogun, PX, Rod Lee, Scottie B., Skarr Akbar, Turntable Club, UnReal
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thanks for the response for AbRock's's "Who (Do You Think You Are)" Video Shoot. We still need extras for Sat and Sundays shoot so if you haven't sent your info yet, do so.Thanks to those who have responded so far with contact info and availability (Deesha, Kadija, Tiffany,etc...much appreciated ). If you know somebody/anybody else who might be interested feel free to forward the info.
If coming to either shoot or both:
* send us your name via email (email@example.com) or hit me via myspace.
* your contact info (phone and email)
* what day you are interested in coming. (If both specify)
* acting experience if any...
Finally, all we ask is if coming be committed to spending time the time allotted at the shoot. This is very important and cannot be stressed enough.
We need about 10 people for stand alone shots / and work location shoot on Saturday morning for about a couple of hours. A lil bit of acting experience preferred but not necessary.
- needed to play co-workers/ and everyday people.
- looking for wide range of age/ race or gender (ages18 - 50)
- work attire and/ or regular street clothes..
We are shooting the club and performance crowd scene. We need about 40 extras to come dressed for going to a lounge/ club/hip hop show attire.
Location: TurnTable Club 2139 Jefferson Street
Time: 12 - 4pm. Cameras start rolling @ 1pm sharp.
- Age range 23 - 40.
- need fly individuals/ musicians / artists/ regular folks/ hipsters/ soul sistas etc.
- need females, ladies bring ya friends. Hip Hop is not just for the fellas...lol
- urban fashionable clothing.
Still looking for
- Very Important 1989 or 1990 Toyota Camry.....holla @ us asap.
About the Video
Director - Hilton Carter
Song - Who (Do You think You Are) Featuring Marc Evens of Soul Centered - 1st song playing in link above..
Labels: flyer, Turntable Club
Monday, January 21, 2008
Labels: Baltimore club, Diablo, flyer, Rod Lee, The Wire
Labels: 5 Seasons, flyer, Hip Hop 101
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Labels: battle, flyer, Turntable Club
Saturday, January 19, 2008
1. The New Flesh, "Squeeze"(mp3) (from Vessel, Heartbreakbeat)
2. Avec, "In Character"(mp3) (from Lines, Civil Defense League/Doghouse)
3. Wye Oak, "Obituary"(mp3) (from If Children, Morphius)
4. Thrushes, "Ghost Train"(mp3) (from Sun Comes Undone, Birdnote)
5. Mario, "Skippin'"(mp3) (from Go, J)
6. Ckrisis, "Down For Whatever"(mp3) (from Muscle Up Vol. 2, Bird City Entertainment)
7. Bossman, "So Fresh"(mp3) (from End of Discussion, One Up)
8. Ogun ft. Che'Ray, Comp, Backland, Little Clayway, Skarr Akbar &
Bossman, "Just Us"(mp3) (from Bmore Hero, Real On Purpose)
9. Young Dip, "D.T.T.W.C."(mp3) (from You See Me?, IMP)
10. Jade Fox ft. Eva Castillo, "Got 'Em Like"(mp3) (from Ashes of Another Life, self-released)
11. Ace ft. Billo, "Slow Ya Speed"(mp3) (from The Product, For the People Entertainment)
12. Silouette, "Chicken Box"(mp3) (from The Best of B-Ill: Chapter 1, Banga Bill Enterprises)
13. Tyree Colion, "Projects"(mp3) (from Hamsterdam Vol. 2: Stash 2 Da Strip, Darkroom Inc.)
14. Heavy Gold, "Charm City"(mp3) (from Tha Testa, Stay Gettin' Entertainment)
15. Height ft. Bow N' Arrow, "Smash Your Eyes"(mp3) (from Winterize the Game, Grand Man)
16. DJ Blaqstarr, "Crazy Leg Wit It"(mp3) (from The King of Roq, JB Starr Productions)
17. Rod Lee, "Enjoy Yourself"(mp3) (from The Producer, Unruly)
18. KW Griff, "Taking Over"(mp3) (from K-Swift the Club Queen Jumpoff Vol. 11, Doo Dew Kidz)
19. Say Wut, "Futuristic"(mp3) (from Beats Extraordinaire EP, Unruly)
20. Dan Deacon, "Jimmy Joe Roche"(mp3) (from Spiderman of the Rings, Carpark)
21. Cex, "Oregon Ridge"(mp3) (from Sketchi, Temporary Residence)
I kind of grouped the mix into genre sections, from indie rock (tracks 1-4) to R&B (track 5) to hip hop (tracks 6-15) to Baltimore club (tracks 16-19) to IDM or whatever it should be called (tracks 20-21). Track 3 is by a band who was called Monarch when I made the mix, but in the month since then they've changed their name to Wye Oak and signed to Merge Records, which is reissuing their great album in April. My full list of top Baltimore albums of 2007 is over at Noise.
Labels: Backland, Baltimore club, Billo, Blaq Starr, Bossman, Comp, For The People Entertainment, Heavy Gold, Jade Fox, KW Griff, mp3, Ogun, Rod Lee, Skarr Akbar, Tyree Colion
Friday, January 18, 2008
Labels: Deep Flow, Ms. Tris Beats
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Caddy Da Don - Fixed Fight 2.5: Exclusive Edition (Harup Entertainment)
Caddy Da Don won the "rookie of the year" award at the Blammy Awards a few weeks ago, and I gotta say I voted for him and really agree with that call, because he's kinda risen up and established himself in the Baltimore scene pretty quickly in the past year, in a way that noone else really has since D.O.G. came up a couple years ago. Just the fact that he's been the new name on a whole bunch of posse cuts recently, including the all-star remix of his own single "Whole City Behind Me," has really put him on my radar, and he's got all the guests from that remix on here, along with appearances by Comp and Huli Shallone. I even saw a Caddy Da Don wraparound promo van when I was driving down St. Paul the other day, and I haven't seen any local hip hop label with one of those since Da Bloc Inc. a few years ago, so he's definitely got a team behind him that's working hard to promote him. As far as his voice and his subject matter, sometimes he reminds me a little too much of Rick Ross, but he shows some real promise on a few tracks on here, especially "Brother's Keeper."
Caddy Da Don f/ Goose and Huli Shallone - "Black Girl" (mp3)
Since Baltimore is a big heroin town, Caddy flips Jeezy's "White Girl" to be about that instead of coke, along with Huli and Goose, who used to guest on tracks by Huli's old group, Nature's Problem.
Labels: Barnes, Bossman, Comp, Huli Shallone, Los, mixtape/album review, mp3, Skarr Akbar, Tim Trees
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
ARSONISTS CAMP BURNS DOWN THE 5 SEASONS "HIP-HOP 101" ARSONISTS CAMP EDITION
DOORS OPEN @ 9PM. MUST BE 18 "WITH PROPER I'D."
PERFORMANCES BY: ARSONISTS CAMP ARTISTS:
G-MAJOR ON THE WHEELS w/DJ JABRIL
ALSO IN THE HOUSE: DMV ENTERTAINMENT & PERFORMANCES BY 2007 DMV AWARD NOMINEES.
SEE YOU TONIGHT!
Labels: 5 Seasons, flyer, Hip Hop 101, Ms. Stress
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Labels: Baltimore club, Blaq Starr, Debonair Samir, DJ Booman, DJ Technics, K-Swift, Labtekwon, magazines/newspapers, Rod Lee, Scottie B., The Wire
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Ray Victory - By Any Means (Nite Life Entertainment)
I wrote about Ray Vic's previous mixtape Ready 2 Go a year or two back and recently got sent his new one, along with a copy of his new single "Everything Ain't Always Good" (which, I should add, is pretty good and I don't understand why it isn't on the mixtape). I like Ray, he's got a unique voice and occasionally has a hot line, but this mixtape gets kinda boring for me for the same reason the last one did, which is that every other song is over an industry beat or a "remix" of some mainstream R&B track by T-Pain or Beyonce or R. Kelly or something. Dude needs to find some talented producers and make some records for real, the original songs on here are by far the highlights, especially the two-part "Momma's Protector." This mixtape features an intro by C Love and guest appearances by Comp, B. Rich (who used to be in a group with Ray), and Caddy Da Don, and is available on Ray Victory's MySpace page.
Ray Victory f/ Shadina - "Hey Girl" (mp3)
Shadina is an R&B singer I saw perform at a show at the Latin Palace that I covered on Noise last year, I love how this song just samples a straight soul loop without really adding drums or anything, just letting it play for a kinda mellow vibe. Shadina has another collaboration with Ray Victory called "My Baby" on her MySpace page.
Labels: B. Rich, C Love, Comp, mixtape/album review, mp3
Friday, January 11, 2008
Labels: B.O.M.B., E Major, flyer, Ogun, PX, Sonny Brown, Turntable Club, Under Sound Music, UnReal
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Los tour dates:
Jan 12 Dallas @ Wish Ultra Lounge
Jan 17 NYC @ Kush Lounge
Jan 19 New Orleans @ The Metropolitan
Jan 25 Charlotte @ Tilt
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
various artists - Beyond Hamsterdam: Baltimore Tracks from The Wire (Nonesuch Records)
You already know what it is. I've been hyping up this album, and its companion piece, The Wire: " … and all the pieces matter", and updating you every step of the way from the original announcement to the official tracklist to my in-depth City Paper feature on the album. I posted a lot of these tracks on this blog when they were first released on local mixtapes, including all-time favorites like "Dance My Pain Away" and "Jail Flick" and "That's Da Sound" that I consider some of the best records to come out of Baltimore in recent years. In fact my only real complaint about this album is that it's too short. But the fact that Blake and The Wire's people made this a special release in addition to the regular soundtrack is more than I ever would've asked for or expected (plus, as I've said before, I'm thanked in the liner notes, which is awesome and a big deal to me). It's been out since Tuesday, and if you haven't bought it already, buy it this week. Although, if you only buy one of these 2 CDs, I might say buy the other one, since it has more music, a nicer package, and it has a better chance of charting on Billboard next week (right now at #73 on Amazon's music sales chart and climbing).
Ogun f/ Phathead - "What You Know About Baltimore" (mp3)
This track appeared on Hamsterdam Vol. 2 and I believe is due to appear in one of the episodes in the 5th season of the show, but I've never posted it here before. Great low key track, really honest about the city's situation but also determined to make it better, a theme that's always run through Ogun's lyrics, and I'm really glad they got him involved in the project, since I think of him as kind of the epitome of a hard working underground Baltimore MC.
Labels: Baltimore club, Bossman, Darkroom Productions, Diablo, Dirty Hartz, DJ Technics, G.E.M./Tha Plague, mixtape/album review, mp3, Mullyman, Ogun, One Up Entertainment, Rod Lee, The Wire, Tyree Colion
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Gov't Names 20 Most Anticipated of 2008
3. Sonny Brown
8. Shakean Da Analyst
12. Gata Shiest
14. Young R.O.D.
16. Tony Manson
17. Street Heat
18. Dave "Da Barber"
19. Reina Williams
20. Maniak Dre
Labels: Diablo, Dirty Hartz, E-Nahledge, Kartel, lists, M.O.L., Sonny Brown, XO
State Of The Arts are opening for Kool Keith and Jeru The Damaja at Sonar this Friday, January 11th, and their album Sun Ra Used To Say is now for sale on the iTunes store.
Monday, January 07, 2008
One of my colleagues at the City Paper, Robbie Whelan, wrote an article for the Maryland Daily Record about Darkroom Productions and the deal they just signed to release a nationally distributed album this year, and I am one of the authorities quoted in the article. The Wire soundtracks, which feature 4 songs produced by Darkroom, are out tomorrow, January 8th. I've had promos since last month, but just today I got official retail copies with liner notes and everything, and it was a real thrill to see my name in the thank yous at the end of both booklets. Go buy one or both of them this week! Go to the store, log onto iTunes, whatever! Seriously, don't make me beg!
Labels: Darkroom Productions, magazines/newspapers, The Wire
Hey all and welcome back from a great holiday and a excellent NEW YEARS!
Now lets get down to BUSINESS!
WE ARE BACK! AND WE ARE GOING TO BE BETTER THEN EVER MARK MY WORDS!
I saw the 2007 fuckups we made BUT in 2008 we will make Hip Hop 101 more better for YOU the ARTIST!
More special guest performers
More Open Mics (there wll be a small fee)
More special guest Dj's
A BETTER NETWORK!
This week at HipHop 101 we will be celebrating a Squad of DEMONS. Who been putting it down for YEARS! this week ladies and gentleman HIPHOP 101 brings to you!!!!
THE SPITTERS CLUB!
Thats right you heard of them, You saw them, You felt them, you see them.. NOW IT'S TIME TO ACTUALLY ROCK ALONG WITH THEM!
This week we have live performances from!!
REINA WILLIAMS AND KALICO
AND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCES FROM THE ONE AND ONLY
SHAKA PITTS AKA SPITTS McMANN AKA THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE!!!
THIS COMING MONDAY AT 830 NORTH GUILFORD AVE BALTIMORE MD!
$10 FOR THE FELLAS
$5 FOR THE FEMALES
DRINK SPECIALS BEFORE 10PM
FOOD WILL BE SERVED ALL NIGHT LONG
DOORS OPEN AT 9PM
DOORS CLOSE AT 2AM
$1 SONNY BROWN SHOTS ALL NIGHT LONG
DJ JABRIL ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL
92Q'S OWN SQUIRRAL WYDE AND SHAKA PITTS WILL BE YOUR HOST OF THE EVENING
ID'S IS A MUST NO EXCEPTIONS
THIS IS A BOOKED EVENT!
THIS WILL BE A PACKED EVENT AS WELL SO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR NETWORKING ON MONDAY NIGHT!
GREAT MUSIC, GREAT PERFORMANCES, NETWORKING LETS GET IT IN
OH YEAH JANUARY 14TH?
HIPHOP 101 WILL PAY HOMAGE TO ANOTHER LABEL AND SQUAD MAKING THERE WAY ON THE LOCAL SCENE!!
THE ARSONIST CAMP WILL BE IN THE BUILDING!! STAY TUNED!!
Labels: 5 Seasons, flyer, Hip Hop 101
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Bigg Patch - "Diamond Don" (mp3)
Just got the dirty version of Bigg Patch's new single in my inbox the other day. I'm liking this track, I guess it's off his next solo project on Unruly Records.
Labels: Bigg Patch, mp3, Unruly Records
Friday, January 04, 2008
Labels: flyer, The Unstoppable Nuklehidz
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Labels: battle, flyer, Sonar, Sonny Brown
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
This week in the Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a feature about Beyond Hamsterdam: Baltimore Tracks From The Wire, one of the two official soundtrack albums out next week. For the article, I spoke to some of the musicians featured on the CD, including Juan Donovan from Darkroom Productions, Mullyman, Ogun and Diablo, and ran down the whole album track by track, which also includes Rod Lee, DJ Technics, Bossman, Dirty Hartz, Tyree Colion and The Get 'Em Mamis.
There's going to be a release party event in New York this Friday with some of the artists on the album (plus D.O.G.), I'm still debating whether to make a road trip up to NYC for it this weekend. And both of The Wire's soundtrack CDs will be in stores next Tuesday, January 8th, two days after the season 5 premiere. I don't usually push hard for people to go out and purchase records that I write about. But seriously, the 6th is my birthday, and I don't want you to get me anything, just buy this CD. I already have promo copies of both and I'm still gonna go buy 'em, since I haven't seen the whole package with the liner notes and everything. The Amazon.com sales rank for The Wire: And All The Pieces Matter just for pre-orders has been climbing steadily, and I'd be really thrilled if it could make a respectable showing on the Billboard 200 during a slow post-Christmas sales week. I don't know about any particular soundtrack release parties or in-store events going on here in Baltimore, but if there are any please let me know so I can promote those, too.
Labels: Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore club, D.O.G., Darkroom Productions, Debonair Samir, Diablo, Dirty Hartz, flyer, magazines/newspapers, Mullyman, Ogun, The Wire
Born King - Krad Edis (Street Legal Entertainment/Mad Thinkah Productions)
Born King is an MC that I first heard a couple years ago when Me'Aze "Bosslady" Millioni gave me a CD of his solo material, and featured his song "Blue Lights" on a compilation she put out. He puts some pretty intelligent, thoughtful content in his lyrics, but he also has a tendency toward weird vague Satanic themes and conspiracy theory type stuff that crops up on this album here and there, which was released this past Halloween, and is available at the Sound Garden and a bunch of other local stores.
Born King - "Wake Up Call" (mp3)
This is the last track on the album and it's over 7 minutes long, starting with Born King rapping a verse or two about the situation of independent artists in Baltimore who get no support from radio or anything like that. Then the music fades out, and the rest of the track is just a discussion between Born King and someone else, not sure who, talking about the City Paper's 2006 Big Music Issue and touching on a bunch of other topics.
Labels: mixtape/album review, mp3
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
2007's most posted topics on Government Names
1. flyer (361/704)
2. mp3 (103/225)
3. 5 Seasons (102/202)
4. mixtape/album review (80/161)
5. Baltimore club music (76/144)
6. Sonny Brown (60/115)
7. Turntable Club (53/63)
8. Hip Hop 101 (48/84)
9. Bossman (42/110)
10. Ogun (40/81)
11. Sonar (39/64)
12./13. (tie) Comp (38/83) / DJ Booman (38/50)
14./15. (tie) Mullyman (36/92) / Baltimore City Paper (36/86)
16. Skarr Akbar (35/81)
17. Team Fifty (34/76)
18. magazines/newspapers (29/78)
19. Jade Fox (27/29)
20. B.O.M.B. (24/27)
21./22./23. (tie) Say Wut (23/27) / UnReal (23/44) / Ray Lugar (23/34)
24./25. (tie) Blaq Starr (21/40) / Tim Trees (21/45)
That includes 11 rappers, 3 Baltimore club producers, and 3 venues, among other things. Obviously I post about whatever and whoever I want, and I pay closer attention to some artists than others, and don't have tags for many artists I don't post about as often. But I only really post when they're something noteworthy, and each of those numbers represents a time that that artist played a show, or was on a mixtape, or appeared in the press or something. And Sonny Brown is the highest artist on the list mainly because of how many shows he hosted and organized, although hopefully this year he'll have more music to post about. So if you really want to know who grinded hardest in 2007, I'd say this list gives you a pretty good idea of that. And if you feel like I missed you or somebody by not posting about them enough, obviously you just need to make sure I get all your flyers and mixtapes in 2008. Happy new year.
Labels: B.O.M.B., Blaq Starr, Bossman, Comp, DJ Booman, Jade Fox, lists, Mullyman, NSW (Say What), Ogun, Ray Lugar, Skarr Akbar, Sonny Brown, Team Fifty, Tim Trees, UnReal