Dave Wedge

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SPECIAL: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF HUB HIP-HOP

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Like so much history about communities of color, the narrative of Boston hip-hop has been largely buried, ignored, forgotten. Thankfully, there remain innumerable artists, writers, fans, and even academics who, in the storytelling tradition rap music is rooted in, have kept dope alive via marvelous multimedia tributes. This whole package is dedicated to them. Continue reading

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WHEN THE MOB RAN RAP MUSIC IN BOSTON: TDS MOB WAS THE HUB’S FIRST HUGE HIP-HOP HOPE …

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I interviewed Kool Gee the day after he rocked Wally’s. At his request, we met at the place where the TDS Mob story begins—the stoop of the old Tower Records on the corner of Newbury Street and Mass Ave. From there, he took me back to 1989, when TDS ran the calendar with a year of rap perfection. Continue reading

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TWICE THOU THEN & NOW: THE BOSTON RAP ICON RETURNS YET AGAIN

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While a lot of MCs from the ’90s and early 2000s try in vain to chase trends set by rappers half their age, Twice Thou avoids this pitfall. He’s mature, and instead reflects on hard lessons learned while sticking to the formula he’s had for two decades … Continue reading

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REVIEW: VANS WARPED TOUR AT XFINITY CENTER

For 20 years, Kevin Lyman and his crew at Vans have been giving the masses the best reason each summer to blow off work for a day and hit the tarmac for a long day of punk, ska, metal, hardcore, rap, dub, pop and everything in between. Continue reading

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BOSTON’S PARKING JERKS

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“Those who place space savers in a spot before they do any work are really selfish. It’s frustrating as hell.” Continue reading

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NEWS TO US: COUPLE SEVERELY WOUNDED IN MARATHON BOMBINGS NOW ENGAGED

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Another marathon tale of tragedy has taken a feel-good turn as a couple severely wounded in the April 15 bombings has gotten engaged for Christmas, the Dig has learned. Continue reading