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7 items by Amos Barshad

  • Guns N' Roses Roar Back at Monster N.J. Show

    Guns N' Roses Roar Back at Monster N.J. Show | ARTICLE

    Sophomore year of high school my buddies and I somehow landed a stack of copies of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which is sort of the Bible for Christian Scientists. We traded them in...

    November 18, 2011 11:40 AM ET
  • Fucked Up Rip Through 'David Comes to Life' at Fierce NYC Show

    Fucked Up Rip Through 'David Comes to Life' at Fierce NYC Show | ARTICLE

    "Every band, after a while, loses their mind on the road," says Damian Abraham, the burly, gregarious, often-topless frontman of Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up, standing in the back staircase at the New York...

    November 15, 2011 11:35 AM ET
  • "The Illest"

    "The Illest" | SONG REVIEW

    The typical mood of this crew (which is signed to Eminem's Shady Records) is lunchroom-table dour. Here, though, while a sampled Biggie shouts a mantra ("Lyrically, I'm untouchable"), member Royce da 5'9" points a way...

    November 1, 2011 9:15 AM ET
  • Kendrick Lamar Makes New Friends

    Kendrick Lamar Makes New Friends | ARTICLE

    Kendrick Lamar, the ascendant Compton rapper, is in the basement of New York's Gramercy Theater, glad-handing. An organizer of Saturday’s show asks for a photograph, followed by a schlumpy dude in a baggy white hoodie, who makes...

    October 23, 2011 1:04 PM ET
  • Artist to Watch: Big Sean, Kanye West’s Quick-Witted Protégé

    Artist to Watch: Big Sean, Kanye West’s Quick-Witted Protégé | ARTICLE

    Who: "Big Sean" Anderson, a buoyant 23-year-old MC from Detroit signed to Def Jam via Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint. His major label debut, Finally Famous – on which Big Sean dodges fugazis, nabs bad bitches and...

    July 6, 2011 12:45 PM ET
  • Odd Future Live Show Surpasses the Hype

    Odd Future Live Show Surpasses the Hype | ARTICLE

    It’s been nearly a year since Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All emerged, via thorny mix tapes and cryptic Tumblrs, but the chatter surrounding the L.A. hip-hop collective has maintained a remarkable fever pitch. Last week...

    May 16, 2011 2:00 PM ET
  • Artist to Watch: Big K.R.I.T. Continues the Dirty South Legacy

    Artist to Watch: Big K.R.I.T. Continues the Dirty South Legacy | ARTICLE

    Click to listen Big K.R.I.T.'s album "Return Of 4eva" Who: Justin "Big K.R.I.T." Scott, a somber 24-year-old from Meridian, Mississippi who delivers forceful...

    April 20, 2011 4:25 PM ET
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