Hip-hop history

By DAVID DAY  |  March 13, 2007

But it’s not the accolades and the sales that Coleman’s really after. “When I first contacted Evil Dee [Black Moon/Beatminerz], I hadn’t sent him Rakim Told Me, and I was like, ‘Let me send you the book,’ and he was like, ‘Dude! I already bought that and I bought 10 copies and gave them out to all my friends!’ ” Coleman laughs. “And I was like, ‘Holy fucking shit dude!’ I mean, what better compliment can you ever have than that?”

UTOPIA SUNDAYS, Boston’s premier house weekly, always has a stacked deck of DJs, and the next two seem highly endorsable. This week (March 18), Soul Revival local legends KC HALLETT and ADAM GIBBONS prepare for their annual Miami sojourn by dropping all-new new joints, and on March 25 local party mixmaster PAUL FOLEY shows his housier side. If you have yet to experience Utopia, it’s recommended. Resident DJ BRUNO is one of the city’s top DJs, and the vibe is always a consistent high. Prepare to dance and dress with minimal layers, though, since there’s little people watching at the club, it’s all about the groove, the beats, and the dance. Head to Boston Rocks in Faneuil Hall the next Sunday you’re free.

Speaking of Miami: next week the Winter Music Conference launches in South Beach. It’s the premier event for mainstream clubdom, and Boston will surely send an army of DJs and labels down to spread the love — for starters, STEVE PORTER, RED FOXXWORTH, CRAIG MITCHELL, Gibbons and Hallett, and the crew from Rise. Bruno himself is throwing the “First Annual Boston Underground Sound” Sunday March 25 at Club Blue. Circuits is staying put but hoping to get there vicariously through the column. Next week perhaps?

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