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Music: Provocatively Speaking

A month before his most extensive U.S. talking tour in two years, Henry Rollins just converses

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A few local people who have met him proclaim that Henry Rollins is a down-to-earth guy, the kind one could find asking about import Prince CDs when Wizard's Records sat on Short Vine in Corryvill  

Music: Creepin' On a Come Up

With as many as 27 nominations for the Ohio Hip Hop Awards, Cincinnati isn't just a 'Down the Way' girl

0 Comments · Friday, September 21, 2007
Since the Don Imus debate helped reheat and stir hullabaloo over Hip Hop's courtship with misogyny and violence, the culture can use a positive nod in its direction. This Saturday that nod will c  

Cover Story: Can't Knock Her Hustle

Local poet Jennie Wright is busy but keeps her commitments working together

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
When a woman says she's a single mother, it's not inconceivable that she has more than one job. But Jennie Wright's schedule makes one recall that In Living Color sketch about the job-juggling   

Cover Story: Scribble Jam Has Something to Say

Veteran MC Jaz-O's name should be better known

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
After reading his bio, someone emailed Jaz-O a MySpace message that read something like, "If you're 'The Originator' and you put Jay-Z on, then how come I don't know who you are?" The write  

Cover Story: Wise Intelligent Gets Personal

The 'poor righteous' MC brings a message on his new CD, The Talented Timothy Taylor

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Of all the CDs Wise Intelligent has released since 1990, Wise Intelligent Iz ... The Talented Timothy Taylor is his most personal. Wise wears his own name on the new album and opens up about his e  

Locals Only: : Atia Evans

Femcee elevates her high with songs of self-discipline

0 Comments · Monday, July 2, 2007
So fresh and so clean in her pressed white polo, Atia Evans can't wait to get the dirt off her shoulders. Her popped collar stands up to afternoon humidity as she thinks back to B.C., life before  

Locals Only: : Juice Lee

This MC eschews machismo and boasting in favor of honesty

0 Comments · Friday, June 8, 2007
Juice Lee's name is a play on the name of cult martial arts hero, Bruce Lee, whose moves laid rows of men out like fallen dominoes. But his name is just props because he's nowhere near as aggres  

Music: Synergy to Burn

Vibe One and Phiyah, Watusi Tribe's first lady and gent, can't stop, won't stop

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sure, there are goo-gobs of MCs worldwide, but how many MCs actually marry another MC and record music side by side? Wonder twins Vibe One and his wife Phiyah are one answer to this conundrum. La  

Music: Dust Your Shoulder Off

On EMI Gospel, Holy Hip Hop artist K-Drama offers words of deliverance to the streets

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Never mind that he's smiling while gray clouds pass overhead. The first thing that strikes from K-Drama's Web site is a vicious beat that detracts attention from those clouds over Cincinnati's   

Music: Warmer Communications

Newly signed and focused, Glue look to a bright future

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Something's been tugging at the veil in front of Glue. If you pay attention, their latest single presses "play" on this concept: They have "A Lot to Say," but most of all they want to estab