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  • Live Review: Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie delivers an energetic show at his home away from home

    Live Review: Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie delivers an energetic show at his home away from home
    Before Lil Boosie started his almost five-year prison sentence in November 2009, the Baton Rouge rapper and Atlanta trap MC Gucci Mane were, by far, the most adored rappers in inner-city Baltimore. Gucci's appeal was an easy code to crack: flamboyant and innovative street rap that gave no fucks about mainstream appeal; it was music you rode to, got high to, and laughed about with your friends whenever he came out with a new, ridiculous ad lib. Boosie, on the other hand, was subtler. He struck a chord in the soul of Baltimore City. Save for a few tracks that have been able to penetrate rap radio, Boosie's appeal is almost exclusively from his underground catalogue—one that's filled with elaborate stories of hardship and being the underdog (which Brandon Soderberg touched on last week). Fittingly, those weighted songs are what Baltimoreans connected to the most at the Baltimore Arena this past weekend.
  • Out-of-Town Hero

    Out-of-Town Hero
    Although introspective gangsta rapper Lil Boosie has just a few bouncy party hits to his name, he has remained a Baltimore favorite long after his rap stardom snuck away.  But save for his 2010 song ‘Better Not Fight,’ in which he runs through...

    Shot and Seized

    Shot and Seized
    Baltimore media erupted with coverage of a police-involved shooting in West Baltimore on April 22, 2013 that left one man dead and two injured. The two men who survived the cops’ barrage of bullets—23-year-olds Guy Jackson and Rickey Dixon&...

    Boys In Blue Blow It

    Credibility issues involving Baltimore police officers prompted federal prosecutors to dismiss charges against two men on July 31. The exonerated defendants had been charged in separate cases. One, Kevin T. Jones, was charged and tried earlier this year...

    Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...