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Articles by Samuel Feldblum (3)

Arts & Culture

Lupo’s feels the funk Friday night

February 13, 2012 0 comments

  You thought you knew music? Funk what you heard. Bedecked in alien heads and tophats, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic took the stage at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Friday night in downtown Providence. The venue was packed with at least three generations, from hip college kids to local tough guys — don’t try to squeeze past them — to mustachioed old folks who have been grooving with P Funk for who knows how long.

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Hip-hop kings share the throne in Boston concert

November 20, 2011 0 comments

Long ago, in the era after the deaths of giants Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, the hip-hop world was looking for a new master of ceremonies to step into the void and take over as king.

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‘Cole under pressure’ makes diamonds

October 24, 2011 0 comments

Hip-hop died in 2006. Some of you may have heard Nas’ eulogy. The emcees from my childhood — the Jay-Zs, DMXs and Wu-Tangs of the world — remained mostly relevant but lost some of their luster as they struggled to reinvent themselves in a musical world thirsting for corporate beats and catchy choruses. Kanye West and Lil Wayne ruled supreme as much of the hip-hop world lagged behind.