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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'

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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.

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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.

THE 10 RAP COMMANDMENTS (FOR MUSIC JOURNALISTS) — It's been more than a decade since I stood on stage at a New York City nightclub beside an up-and-coming 50 Cent, scribbling bullshit in a notepad and identifying nearby corners I could hide in if a gunfight broke out.

The fast past and reinvigorated future of the Boston Derby Dames — Image by Joe Medolo Knowing, befriending, going to the gym with, or at least partying with a Derby Dame is an essential right of passage for Bostonians of young and adventurous ilk.

COPBLOCK’D: THE FIGHT AGAINST POLICE MISCONDUCT IN BOSTON CONTINUES — Images by Chris Faraone There's a common saying among law enforcement officers and administrators that goes something like this: If you're not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about.

Subterranean Thump — When the Roxbury-born rapper GURU passed away April 19, 2010 in a hospital bed - succumbing to cancer at the age of 48 - the internationally renowned musician had not seen most of his lifelong friends and relatives in seven years.
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May 04, 2015

If your phone rings where it's not supposed to, please don't pretend you don't hear it, or that you don't know it's yours. Own it. Grow up.

May 04, 2015

@TheDrewStarr Interesting. Don't follow sports so I missed it but perhaps worth an essay.

May 04, 2015

No need to mock Chris Christie's weight. He's an insecure liar, a scumbag, and a bully. Easy to outclass the guy; cheap shots unnecessary.

May 03, 2015

If politicians had to dress to match their behavior, Scott Walker would have to wear stilettos and a miniskirt. #UniteBlue #TCOT #2016

May 03, 2015

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May 03, 2015

RT @Astorix23: UPDATED: Baltimore police union’s online fundraiser seeking $600,000 taken down after 41 minutes…

May 02, 2015

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