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Blank slates splattered with neon

Santigold, Amanda Blank at the House of Blues
I’m not sure what kind of set list Santigold brought, but I’m guessing that she scrapped it after the crowd remained limp three tracks in.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 03, 2009

Photos: Santigold, Amanda Blank at House of Blues

Santigold, Amanda Blank, and Trouble Andrew, live at House of Blues on June 1, 2009
Santigold, Amanda Blank at House of Blues
By MATT TEUTEN  |  June 02, 2009

Goodbye nasty

Amanda Blank cleans up her act
Anyone even minimally versed in Ms. Blank's œuvre would chuckle at the idea of her trying to keep things clean. Emerging from Philly dirty-rap crew Spank Rock, Blank distinguished herself among a sea of rap dudes with her dizzying spitfire attack and willingness to get nasty in a manner that was both playful and intimidating.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 01, 2009

They get ill

Five Philly rap essentials
Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 27, 2009

Soul Touch army

Our funk music collective calls on Cosmo Baker
Today’s funk and soul DJ is either an imitator or an innovator. Cosmo Baker, ".45 Caliber Funk Volume 1" (mp3)
By DAVID DAY  |  January 02, 2007

Tear the club up

How Baltimore and Aaron LaCrate are going to save club music
"What Samir and I bring to the table is that we were both coming from a real street hip-hop sentiment," says LaCrate, "and that’s where club in its origin came from. As much as it may have been comprised of rave breaks, there was nothing rave – I always say there was nothing white-boy about it." Lily Allen, "Smile (Aaron LaCrate Gutter Remix)" (mp3)
By MIKE MCKAY  |  August 22, 2006

Low Budget and Aaron LaCrate

B-More Gutta Music | Milkcrate
The B-more æsthetic is all about making tracks you can either fight or fuck to, and Low Budget and Lacrate stick that formula throughout Gutta Music.
By PATRICK BERNARD  |  May 23, 2006

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