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Snoop is coming to Grand Rapids, are you going?

by (Jerry Wayne Newson)

Submitted 12-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., better known as Snoop Dogg has set the music industry on fire since the launch of his career in the 90’s. Grand Rapids may get a little hazy on December 20. The reason is not attributed to fog or pollution but the...

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Ty Beat - "Talking About a Someday"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ty Beat is one of the many talents of local hip-hop artist collective Young Heavy Souls. Hear & learn more at www.youngheavysouls.com Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one...

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Lena Chanel sets out to conquer Grand Rapids, the country

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 07-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Lena Chanel is from the Washington, D.C. area and enrolled at school at Full Sail in Orlando, Florida.  Full Sail is a professional school for aspiring artists of all kinds. Chanel is a frequent collaborator of fellow Full Sail student The...

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Grand Rapids' own SpaceKid coming live from Los Angeles

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

#grrhiphop.

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Ed Niño's New Leaf

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 12-15-2011 under OPINION

When I last caught up with Ed Niño, he had just recently released his second studio album, Welcome to Jericho. That release really sat with me for a while. While I don’t normally get into hard-edged hip hop, Niño’s inspired combination...

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The evolution of Grand Rapids hip-hop

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 05-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Let's be honest, you don't like rap.  It has been a tumultuous twenty-plus years since rap became more recognizable as an art form in the mainstream, including assassinations of artists, threats laid down in songs, misogynist content...

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DJ Afrika Bambaataa to talk and perform tonight after illness postponed previous appearance

by (George)

Submitted 05-05-2011 under NEWS

After a long wait for local fans, legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa will finally speak and perform in Grand Rapids this evening. Bambaataa, who had to postpone his previously scheduled January 27 appearances due to illness, will speak this afternoon at...

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Afrika Bambaataa performance, lecture postponed due to illness

by (George)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under NEWS

Two Grand Rapids appearences by legendary hip-hop progeniter Afrika Bambaataa have been postponed due to illness. In a statement made by the events' organizer, Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition (GRHHC), it was announced that Bambaataa is hospitalized...

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In studio: Douglas Dooley, music reporter for The Rapidian

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

In studio this week is Douglas Dooley of The Rapidian. Doug has contributed the majority of The Rapidian's music reviews, specializing in the hip hop scene. This week's music comes from A.B! and Coconut Brown's album, "Indeed!!," with their...

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A Q&A with Hip Hop Producer Nixon

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 06-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Nixon is arguably the most preeminent producer in the local scene having captured a number of Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition awards in recent years. He is also one of the most sought-after emcees in the local landscape.  Everyone involved...

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