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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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Concert Review: Nas shines while Lauryn Hill falters in Boston

Nas and Lauryn Hill are hip hop legends with classic catalogues and die-hard fan bases that span from hippies to hipsters, speaking to the pair’s appeal far beyond traditional rap circles. But Sunday night at the sold-out House of Blues, that’s where the similarities ended. On their co-headlining Life Is Good/Black Rage tour, the two […]

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Maxwell Good to Last Drop of Sweat

(Published in The Boston Herald on September 3, 2009) A lot of Maxwell fans went home disappointed on Wednesday night. Not because of anything the sexy r & b dynamo did. A free Maxwell show at the House of Blues billed as part of the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series resulted in a line […]

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Ke$ha fans get sleazy, and then some

(Published in The Boston Herald, April 14, 2011) Barring a drastic makeover, newly minted pop star Ke$ha will never be accused of displaying class. Her worshippers wouldn’t have it any other way. The 24-year-old’s Get $leazy Tour stopped at a sold-out House of Blues on Tuesday. There wasn’t much to figure out beneath the blue […]

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