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Know Your Product: Various Artists, Street Radio Vol. 5 (Architects Recording Studio)

November 20, 2009
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Know Your Product: Various Artists, Street Radio Vol. 5 (Architects Recording Studio)

Compilation mixtapes that attempt to give an overview of Baltimore hip-hop, or even simply summarize what’s happening at the moment, rarely come even close to getting it right. But if there’s anybody who has a fighting chance, it’s Architects Recording Studio, who record a huge percentage of the city’s best known rappers, and began...
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Baltimore Scene Hands Out Trophies to a Few of Its Own

November 11, 2008
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Baltimore Scene Hands Out Trophies to a Few of Its Own

Sonny Brown | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam™ An entity known as the Baltimore Scene has made its presence felt in local music over the past few years with a variety of concerts and events. Included among them was last year’s “Baltimore Crown” tournament at the 5 Seasons, mainly a live competition for musical...
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Local Showcase at Suite Keeps It Short and Sweet

April 25, 2008
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Indie Thursday at Suite was a little quieter this week than it had been the last time we visited the Belvedere basement nightclub. But since the last time was the Dru Hill audition, that’s to be expected, and we were fine with spending a relatively low-key night listening to a few talented local MCs...
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Urban Hang Suite

February 8, 2008
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You’ll be forgiven if you thought that the 13th Floor and the Owl Bar were the only places to grab a beer in the Belvedere Hotel. We, too, were unaware of a third nightspot in the Mount Vernon institution until recently, when local hip-hop label For the People Entertainment invited us to Suite, a...
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