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News and Features Editor, DigBoston

News Editor: @DigBoston | Author: '99 Nights w/ the 99%,' Heartbreak Hell,' 'I Killed Breitbart,' 'HIZZONNAROO' | Current Project: 'OREGON TALE'

Redman Reflects On MTV Cribs Episode, What It Says About Him — Whether you're a Def Squad Head or a lover of pranksters, Redman's episode of "MTV: Cribs" is that of legend. At a time when celebrities-especially rappers were showing gold-leaf wallpaper, infinity pools, personal chefs and garages that looked like Italian car dealerships, Reggie Noble was the antithesis.

THE BALLAD OF BIKING ON BEACON STREET: A NEVERENDING SOMERVILLE SAGA CONTINUES — Images by Chris Faraone It's been almost two years since we covered the City of Somerville's bungled early attempt to build a cycle track on Beacon Street between Inman and Porter Squares. Among the revelations we reported at the time: City planners were initially tardy in submitting requested changes to the appropriate state agencies, thereby contributing to stalling any progress on development.

WHAT WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM 'THE THREAD' — Images via The Thread So much for any of the bigshot Boston outlets piecing together all the moments and events surrounding the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon. You know, the specifics, like how the Brothers Tsarnaev spent the days and hours before committing the crime, how authorities let Tamerlan slither through so many cracks, critical things of that sort.

Hip-hop and hummus with bestest leftist POTUS candidate Jill Stein — I'm in the corner room at the Middle East in Cambridge, guzzling beers and plowing through a fistful of falafel across from my favorite candidate for President of the United States. It's not Bernie Sanders, the socialist Vermont senator who is also running for the White House.

Subterranean Thump

GOOD HEAD - faraONe WRITING - Medium — By Chris Faraone This morning I published "An Oral History of the Redman Episode of Cribs" on Thrillist, which is now supporting longform reporting. Though I typically come up with my own ideas, this one was offered to me, and being a huge fan of Red's since " How To Roll A Blunt," I jumped right on it.

Inside The Redman MTV Cribs Episode: An Oral History — It's rare, but sometimes less is more in hip-hop. That's always been the case for Redman, who appears literally covered in dirt on his second and third album covers, and who has spun a career out of rhymes about "grimy shit" and dressing "bummy for low profile."

MASS GOES SHOPPING FOR THE MOST SOPHISTICATED SURVEILLANCE DRONE IMAGINABLE — Image by Kent Buckley The Massachusetts State Police are shopping for a drone. It's just a little drone, but the size shouldn't fool you. According to documents obtained by DigBoston, commonwealth authorities are in the market for one heck of a sophisticated micromachine, one decked with real-time GPS mapping capabilities, a 30x digital video zoom, and seemingly every frill imaginable save for fuzzy dice to hang from the propellers.

The Phoenix — The Phoenix - award-winning, incisive journalism and the most comprehensive arts-and-entertainment listings in New England.

Subterranean Thump — By Chris Faraone Originally published in the Boston Phoenix (November 2012) Pacey Foster used to fly home from college in Indiana, hustle to his Newton bedroom, and reach straight for the radio dial. It was the mid-1980s, and, just like in New York, hip-hop was mesmerizing the youth around Boston.
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May 24, 2015

Is this jackass on Face The Nation really saying ISIS might attack us in the US?!? # Democrats

May 23, 2015

Line at barber shop of guidos who don't really need haircuts, then long queue of same schmucks at car wash in rides that ain't even dirty.

May 23, 2015

LMFAO every time some moron celebrity gossip monger refers to the Olsen twins as 'fashion designers.'

May 22, 2015

Liner notes for the new Nas box set, written by one of his biggest fans ...

May 22, 2015

Most important things my parents taught me: 1 - Don't dream, do. 2 - Sports are a complete waste of time. 3 - Don't respect elders who suck.

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