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4 things you need to know about the Drake vs. Lil Wayne concert

I already wrote a review of the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour, which stopped at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield Monday night, but here are a few thoughts and observations from the concert that didn’t make that review: Best concert ever? When I searched the #DrakevsLilWayne hashtag on Twitter I saw an alarming number of people say this […]

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Review: Young Money label the winner in Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour

  MANSFIELD – Rap stars Drake and Lil Wayne played adversaries at the Xfinity Center Monday night, rattling off hits and trading comedic put-downs in a battle for “immortality” and the title of “greatest rapper in the world.” The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour featured multiple rounds of competition, a smartphone app for fans to […]

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Ice Cube talks Hollywood challenges, staying humble and thoughts on Drake, Kanye and Kendrick Lamar

Check out some extras from my interview with Ice Cube: On whether he envisioned this level of success when he started out: I didn’t see that at all. it’s just been a journey and an amazing ride, an amazing career that I just took advantage of my opportunities. I never took them for granted and […]

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High time for Chris Brown to face the man in the mirror

Another week, another ill-advised rant from Chris Brown. On March 6, the pop/R&B star — affectionately known as Breezy to his fans — offered some R-rated advice about relationships at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood. And while his tips for men can’t be printed here, suffice to say Brown recommends claiming ownership of a woman’s […]

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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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VIP section introspection: CD review of Drake’s “Take Care”

On his debut album, “Thank Me Later,” mixtape-approved rapper/singer Drake solidified himself as a top-shelf talent and versatile star equally comfortable popping bottles and pouring out his heart. On his sophomore effort, “Take Care,” a painstakingly crafted collection that leaked earlier this week, the Young Money standout aims to transcend temporary fame and become legendary. […]

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