Reginald Thomas II

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  • Self Help: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." as intervention

    Self Help: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." as intervention

    Kung Fu Kenny, the 5-foot-5 giant and hip-hop's resident Vitruvian Man, awoke from his sleep to deliver us his fourth studio album back in April—"DAMN.," a proper follow-up to put detractors of 2015's "To Pimp A Butterfly" back in their cocoons. "DAMN." is a 14-track, 55-minute cathartic therapy...

  • Proven: Terry Hosley's road to Baltimore basketball relevance

    Proven: Terry Hosley's road to Baltimore basketball relevance

    It's standing room only inside the sweltering UA House—formerly and more affectionately known as the Melo Center—as spectators try to catch a glimpse of Terry Hosley, the 6-foot, 160-pound, no-frills point guard who feverishly rubs his hands together and blows into them as if he was standing near...

  • Chance the Rapper headlines Royal Farms Arena tonight

    Chance the Rapper headlines Royal Farms Arena tonight

    Chance The Rapper is a mix between Kirk Franklin and Eminem. The often unpredictable president of the new black boy joy brigade and ardent, yet palatable advocate for Christianity ushered in a new lane for artists, gaining an enormous following while remaining independent. He makes his living by...

  • Rakim, one of hip-hop's founding fathers, headlines Baltimore Soundstage tonight

    Rakim, one of hip-hop's founding fathers, headlines Baltimore Soundstage tonight

    June 1 After more than 30 years, Rakim Allah, arguably the greatest rapper of all time and one of hip-hop's founding fathers, is still rocking shows all over the world. The emperor of end-rhyme and one half of the legendary duo Eric B. & Rakim that gave hip-hop fans four classic albums in the first...

  • UniverSoul Circus brings the big top back to Baltimore

    UniverSoul Circus brings the big top back to Baltimore

    May 31-June 18 After Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey said its goodbyes and completed its final tour last week, the UniverSoul Circus looks to start putting the circus game in a chokehold. The show, founded in 1994 by Baltimore native Cedric Walker, aims to give a platform for people of color...

  • Sole Searching: Ballin' on a budget and Lonzo Ball's $500 shoes

    Sole Searching: Ballin' on a budget and Lonzo Ball's $500 shoes

    LaVar Ball, the father of prospective NBA lottery draft pick Lonzo Ball and patriarch of Big Baller Brand, recently released Lonzo's first signature shoe the Big Baller Brand ZO2: Prime. The shoe is priced at $495, a hefty cost for a brand that is still in its infancy. "Big Baller's loose! If you...

  • "Best DJ in the Club" DJ Trillnatured gets the party going at the Crown tonight

    "Best DJ in the Club" DJ Trillnatured gets the party going at the Crown tonight

    May 13 DJ Trillnatured, aka Jessica Hyman, always plays the best records, mixing new jelly with old jams, essentially forcing everyone to have a good time. The BALTIGURLS member and regulator of revelling makes sure that drinks are spilling and people are sweating in this dancery. She's back with...

  • Celebrate the second print issue of True Laurels this Friday

    Celebrate the second print issue of True Laurels this Friday

    True Laurels Issue 02 Celebration May 5 Lawrence Burney, a friend to City Paper, is back with the second print issue of his publication True Laurels. Dedicated to discovery, the inaugural zine was prompted by an epiphany Burney had about the importance of "placing focus on your immediate surroundings."...

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