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05.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
�It seems only fitting that I dedicate my annual Memorial Day Mix entirely to Baltimore club music, since Baltimore's house-derived strain of rap music has been on the cusp of national notoriety for months now. If you're not familiar with Baltimore club, consider this a quick primer. The selections lean toward the obvious, with infamous old cuts like "Hands Up, Thumbs Down" (from the late, lionize...
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For all the fervor, Baltimore club music, a regional strain of house-infused rap music, has seen little light outside of its native Baltimore, but that looks to be changing this year. Genre pioneer DJ Blaqstarr's status is growing nationally, while Baltimore club may have a potential star in a plucky rapper (and sometimes M.I.A. protege) named Rye Rye. And now, this month, the scene has what might...
03.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Baltimore's native strain of rap, a fusion of house and dancehall conventions known as Baltimore club, is one of the most unique in the country, along with D.C. go-go a distinct alternative to the southern club music that's infiltrated much many of the country's bigger, less-isolated rap scenes. DJ Blaqstarr is the new face of Baltimore club, but its great white hope could be his protege, a teenag...

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