Joey Bada$$ and the Beast Coast crew rolled through a sold out Middle East, bringing the raw rhymes and energy of Brooklyn boom-bap with them. Continue reading
Add in collaborations with luminaries like Reks and Slaine, opening gigs for Lupe Fiasco and Immortal Technique, an almost allergic avoidance of unsavory rap tropes and a show tonight at the Middle East Downstairs, and you’ve got a crew that … you should totally see. Continue reading
his kung-fu is the strongest
In the strictest demarcation of such things, Ghostface Killah is a huge dork. He loves comic books so much that he adopted “Tony Stark” as a stage name and titled his first solo offering “Ironman”; he achieved mainstream success rapping under an outfit named after a film by stoner staple The Shaw Brothers, and stars in no fewer than three video games as himself, at times with mystic powers. And he’s considered one of the greatest MCs of all time. Do what you love, folks.
[The Paradise, 969 Comm. Ave., Boston. 617.562.8800. 7pm/18+/$33. thedise.com]