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2010 Stories by Dan LeRoy

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  • Prefuse 73

    published September 15, 2010

    Atlanta-raised Guillermo Scott Herren has cast a long shadow over the experimental-music world over the past dozen years. Though he's done so... More >>

  • Budweiser Superfest

    published August 25, 2010

    Anthony Hamilton is the perfect headliner for the revived Budweiser Superfest, which is once again serving as a showcase of urban music... More >>

  • Trey Songz/Monica

    published August 18, 2010

    Conventional wisdom is that today's dog-eat-dog musical world doesn't permit a major-label artist to slowly build a fan base in the limelight.... More >>

  • Chiddy Bang

    published August 11, 2010

    The deepening flirtation between hip-hop and indie-pop is giving the somewhat loaded term "rock-rap" a whole different connotation, as Philly's... More >>

  • Cypress Hill

    published August 11, 2010

    Cypress Hill was instrumental in putting both West Coast rappers and Latin hip-hop on the map. The ganja-loving group, which formed in... More >>

  • Gift of Gab

    published July 7, 2010

    Whether part of the duo Blackalicious, his "supergroup" the Mighty Underdogs or on his own, California native Timothy Parker has always... More >>

  • Common

    published July 7, 2010

    The first show of this summer's free downtown concert series brings a veteran emcee with a most uncommon c.v. to the Arch. Sure, over his... More >>

  • John Legend

    published June 30, 2010

    For an unknown artist to choose the surname "Legend" suggests a level of swagger at odds with John Legend's smooth, timeless R&B.... More >>

  • Jill Scott

    published May 26, 2010

    The appeal of turn-of-the-millennium neo-soul was always its familiarity, the way it recalled the classic urban sounds of the '70s. But its... More >>

  • Jill Scott/Maxwell

    published May 26, 2010

    The appeal of turn-of-the-millennium neo-soul was always its familiarity, the way it recalled the classic urban sounds of the '70s. But its... More >>

  • Jedi Mind Tricks

    published March 31, 2010

    Hip-hop and violence may be linked generally (and, to many, inextricably), but few groups other than Jedi Mind Tricks offer such a... More >>

  • Sole and the Skyrider Band

    published March 24, 2010

    Tim Holland is best known for cofounding the indie hip-hop label Anticon, which paved the way for countless emcees to operate outside the... More >>

  • Roc of Ages: Jay-Z made a huge splash when he returned to the game. The ripples have quite a reach.

    published March 17, 2010

    Richard Andrew watched Jay-Z's 2004 farewell tour on a DVD. Malik Cox saw it from onstage every night, at Jay's side. Like many fans,... More >>

  • Wiz Khalifa

    published March 10, 2010

    Home of the championship-winning Steelers and Penguins, Pittsburgh is a sports town first and foremost. But with the recent rise of Wiz... More >>

  • Eyedea & Abilities

    published February 17, 2010

    Along with fellow Rhymesayers artists such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali, the duo of Eyedea (Michael Larsen) and his DJ partner,... More >>

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