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Ol' Dirty Bastards

Cincinnati's Community Service is on a mission to preserve Hip Hop integrity

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cincinnati Hip Hop supergroup Community Service is prepping its next album, Konkrete Kingz, for an August release.
  

Transatlantic Soul Sisters

The ladies of American/UK duo Lady have each other’s backs with tight harmonies and straightforward Soul

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Nicole Wray and Terri Walker grew up an ocean apart, but their tight bond over music led them to form modern R&B duo Lady.  

Music: Lady

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Even on a muddy-signal, three-way conference call between Cincinnati, Atlanta and London, it’s clear that modern Soul duo Nicole Wray and Terri Walker of Lady share an affirming bond.  Raised   

Clear Eyes, Full Heart, Can't Lose

Rhymesayers’ MC/producer Blueprint discusses how his last album spawned his latest, 'Deleted Scenes'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In more ways than one, 2011’s Adventures in Counter-Culture proved to be a pivotal album for Columbus MC/producer and Weightless Recordings founder Blueprint. As his first solo effort in six years, its critical acclaim introduced him to a second audience who was unaware that his discography ran as deep as a decade.    

Come Together, Right Now, Over Me

Remembering Skandal Da Ruckus Man, local Hip Hop icon

6 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I’m grateful to have known Marcus “Skandal Da Ruckus Man” Mitchell the last 15 years. The veteran MC, producer, DJ and the man behind Sharkface Entertainment died on Oct. 10 at 36 after a bout with acute leukemia.
  
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R.I.P. Skandal Da Ruckus Man

Remembering the late local Hip Hop champ Marcus Mitchell

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, October 11, 2012
EDITOR’S NOTE: Marcus Mitchell, aka local Hip Hop artist and inspiration Skandal Da Ruckus Man, passed away this week after a battle with leukemia. In tribute, here is an interview with Marcus from March 2005, written by CityBeat contributor Mildred C. Fallen, from our archives. Check next week’s issue of CityBeat for more remembrances of the fallen Cincinnati music sup...  

Lymbyc Systym

Oct. 10 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, October 8, 2012
Brothers Mike and Jared Bell of Electronic band Lymbyc Systym were physically separated by time zones for three years while recording their third release, Symbolyst. But it’s clear they had synergy despite the distance between Brooklyn, N.Y., and Japan.   
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Music Tonight: Blowfly!

Rap influence and naughty, naughty man Blowfly brings his XXX-rated show to Newport

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Blowfly hatched from Soul songwriter/producer Clarence Reid’s depraved imagination as his alter ego who loves to make parodies about, well, getting off.

As Blowfly, he rapped nasty ditties decades before Too Short and 2 Live Crew. In the ’70s and ’80s, Reid released a slew of Adults Only party records as Blowfly on his own Weird World record label, all the while writing and prod...  

Pastime Paradise

Producer Akhe Abdullah’s album shows maturation and pays homage to his roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Columbus, Ohio, native and Elementz Hip Hop Youth Arts Center's Creative Artistic Director Akhe Abdullah’s talks about his album of Hip Hop instrumentals, Journey: The Sound of Life.   

Blowfly

Sept. 12 • York Street Cafe

2 Comments · Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Blowfly hatched from Soul songwriter/producer Clarence Reid’s depraved imagination as his alter ego who loves to make parodies about, well, getting off.