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The Fifth Annual Baltimore Rap Round Robin Announces Fresh New Lineup

June 21, 2011
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The Fifth Annual Baltimore Rap Round Robin Announces Fresh New Lineup

For the last four summers, the Rap Round Robin has been one of the most exciting events in Baltimore music, combining the city’s burgeoning, offbeat hip-hop underground with the surprisingly durable novelty of having several acts in one room taking turns playing one song at a time. And it just got a little more...
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Q&A: Height on the New Shark Tank Album and Impending Height With Friends Tour

February 23, 2011
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Q&A: Height on the New Shark Tank Album and Impending Height With Friends Tour

More than a decade ago, Dan Keech began rapping under the name Height, forming the short-lived hip-hop group Wounds with a few high school buddies and later releasing three solo albums. In 2009, however, he began billing his records as Height With Friends, first with Baltimore Highlands and then last year’s Bed of Seeds,...
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Video: Height and Mickey Free Get in the Shark Tank

February 7, 2011
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Video: Height and Mickey Free Get in the Shark Tank

Shark Tank is a new hip-hop kinda-supergroup that’s releasing its debut album this month and playing a release party at the Windup Space on Friday. It features Height and Mickey Free, two old friends who’ve turned a decade-long collaboration into a whole constellation of offbeat local hip-hop artists that band together every year at...
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Rappin’ Robin

July 10, 2009
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Rappin’ Robin

Mickey Free | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam The Baltimore Round Robin Tour is perhaps the local indie music’s greatest gift to the world of live performance: having several acts set up on small stages in one room at the same time, and take turns playing songs, is such a brilliant idea it’s a...
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Q&A: Height On Working With Friends, Schoolly D, and Keeping It Brief

January 16, 2009
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Q&A: Height On Working With Friends, Schoolly D, and Keeping It Brief

Height With Friends This week Baltimore rapper Height dropped his fourth full-length, Baltimore Highlands, one of the first releases from the Wham City label. In light of the new record, the release party at Zodiac this Friday, and my review in this week’s paper, I sat down with Height in his Hampden rowhouse to...
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