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Jay Z, 2 Chainz, Timberlake heat up winter concert scene

If you’re looking for reasons to stay indoors over the next few months (and with the wacky weather we’ve been having, who isn’t?), here’s a short list of area shows that should bring the heat. Some ticket info is provided, but for shows that are already sold out, try sites like StubHub.com or AceTicket.com. Jay […]

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Review: 2 Chainz proves ignorance is bliss at Boston show

You could sum up the sold-out 2 Chainz show on Tuesday like this: Ignorance is bliss. It doesn’t matter that the Atlanta rapper is peaking at 36 in a game centered around fresh-faced 20-somethings and teens. It doesn’t matter that he talks almost exclusively about strippers, sex and money. It doesn’t matter that he drops […]

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Hip hop reality check: A brief manifesto on Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and betrayal

Hip hop fans, let’s be clear about a few things. Wiz Khalifa can’t rap for shxt. Rick Ross is an impostor whose fabricated identity is based on betraying his own people.

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This is art: “Mercy”

“Mercy” Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz This video is bizarre, intermittently hilarious, completely atypical of rap and brilliant in ways I can’t fully comprehend. It also makes me believe that Kanye West is the most important artist in music right now.

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Concert Review: Drake brings ‘Paradise’ to the Comcast Center

Nightclub scuffles aside, there is no trouble in Drake’s paradise. On the last stop of his “Club Paradise” tour Sunday night at the Comcast Center, the hip-hop hitmaker and Lil Wayne protege ushered fans through his potent roster of hits and reminded us why he’s among the brightest stars in commercial hip-hop. Drake made headlines […]

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