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Caddy Da Don Remixes His Latest Single With Future

January 19, 2012
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Caddy Da Don Remixes His Latest Single With Future

Last summer when I sat down with Baltimore rapper Caddy Da Don for his City Paper cover story, he was riding high off the breakthrough single “Grindin’ On Me,” and he’s been plenty busy since then, releasing the Powder Meth Blow mixtape and doing lots of shows, videos, and interviews. His camp also circulated...
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Watch Showbeast Video for Dope Body’s “Bangers and Yo”

January 18, 2012
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Watch Showbeast Video for Dope Body’s “Bangers and Yo”

Rock bands still make videos, it turns out, and we’re happy to see this one for several reasons. First, it’s a video for our favorite song from Baltimore cave-prog trio Dope Body‘s 2011 album, Nupping. Second, it was created by the folks behind Showbeast, the uncategorizable Baltimore-based video/puppetry pigpile (of which City Paper Calendar...
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“Say Your Dream, Create a Sound” With Dustin Wong, or Just Watch This Video

January 13, 2012
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“Say Your Dream, Create a Sound” With Dustin Wong, or Just Watch This Video

For his new album, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads–out Feb. 21 on Thrill Jockey–Dustin Wong has released a music video and started a contest. First, let’s get to the video, for the song “Diagonally Talking Echo.” The layers of swirling guitars we’ve come to love in Wong’s music are given a full color...
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DJ Class Drops a Real Song and a Made-Up Collab

January 10, 2012
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DJ Class Drops a Real Song and a Made-Up Collab

During 50 Cent’s beef with Jadakiss, Jada memorably remarked that he did “real songs with Big, no made up shits,” referring to the fact that he had once collaborated with the living Notorious B.I.G., whereas 50 had only appeared on a song that posthumously sampled Biggie’s vocals. That lyric ran through my mind while...
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Lend the Pilgrim a Hand With Its Debut Album On Kickstarter

January 5, 2012
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Lend the Pilgrim a Hand With Its Debut Album On Kickstarter

I’ve seen some powerfully bullshit Kickstarter pleas over the past year or so from bands you will never hear of, wanting, like, major label-style money to record a debut record and various things several miles past the border of self-obsessed self-indulgence, but there’s also a flip-side to that of the young, talented band needing...
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Enjoy This New Super-Slick, Bizarrely Violent Video From Bosley, Or Don’t

January 4, 2012
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Enjoy This New Super-Slick, Bizarrely Violent Video From Bosley, Or Don’t

Bosley, a young white hipster soul singer-slash-persona from Baltimore, tried to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter for this video, in which said performer walks around shooting people on Old Town Mall indiscriminately. It’s supposed to be a metaphor, I guess, though as far as metaphors go–and most anything else, for that matter–it has all the sophistication...
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