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Sean Armstrong and E Major Pay Tribute To J. Dilla

March 2, 2011
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Sean Armstrong and E Major Pay Tribute To J. Dilla

For hip-hop nerds, the month of February is unofficially known as J. Dilla Month: The late, great, insanely influential producer was born in February, died in February, and released his existential beat-tape masterpiece Donuts on February 7th, his 32nd (and last) birthday. Sean Armstrong (also known as DJ Face, and part of the group...
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On the Download: E Major, “Since You Been Gone”

February 2, 2011
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On the Download: E Major, “Since You Been Gone”

Like the spacey, electronic stuff that snuck onto The Major Major Mixtape and the recent “For The Win,” this “lost” track continues the straight rapping over kinda-crazy beats style E Major’s been all about as of late. “Since You Been Gone” came about when E Major handed over an unreleased track to Under Sound...
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DJ Booman Takes On “Paper Runnin’”

April 9, 2009
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DJ Booman Takes On “Paper Runnin’”

Booman | Image by Josh Sisk The original, credited to Under Sound Music’s Demonstrators crew (DJ Impulse and E Major), is an already choice hip-hop/Baltimore club hybrid with E Major spitting laid-back verses over slowed-down, mellow club beats and rainy-day synth progressions. An e-mail from Under Sound earlier today tipped us off to a...
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Two for One Sale

April 4, 2008
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Two for One Sale

As many local hip-hop artists drop new albums and mixtapes on a near-weekly basis, you’d think more of them would synergistically pool their promotional resources together. At least two MCs, E Major and Ab Rock, teamed up for a joint release party April 2, ushering in their sophomore albums at Fletcher’s. The two frequent...
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