Archive for November 1st, 2009

Local CD releases

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J. Bair at the local hip-hop awards last year. Photo by Leon Laing.

J. Bair and I go way back. In fact, he remembers when I was a teen, and I used to wallpaper my bedroom with photos from hip-hop mags. Bair’s mission to recall hip-hop’s past is what keeps him relevant. “I’m a fan first,” the local rapper says about his position in hip-hop. As Bair preps to drop his new album in January 2010, he explains his feelings about opening up for the legendary Rakim on Nov. 14 in Harrisburg. Continue reading ‘Local CD releases’

Local DVD releases

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W.O.P. hosts the Talk of the Streets DVD series. Photo by Leon Laing.

With the current release of R.E.A.L. Entertainment’s Talk of the Streets Part II DVD, we reposted our review of the first DVD.

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Like mixtapes, DVDs can be an inexpensive and effective way to showcase local artists. R.E.A.L. Entertainment artist W.O.P. proves this point by hosting his Talk of the Streets DVD. Talk of the Streets, which takes place mostly in the hoods of Harrisburg, includes videos, freestyles, interviews and a CD. Continue reading ‘Local DVD releases’