"Think Outside the Radio"

Dutch ReBelle

Empty Nest

Empathy & Emptiness for Those in Empty Nests is the new album from Cody Pope. The new album was recorded at the Gaslight Compound. Beats produced by 8-BZA and mixed by Mertz. The album started to be recorded around middle of November and 80% of the beats are original. The album is a story from Cody's point of view about how he thinks he can take all that life hands him and deals with it alone. As the story goes on, he grows a tight circle of friends that he can trust because they have better intentions than his old friends. Common themes addressed in the first half of the album is being broke and depressed.

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New Fame at Carlo Rose

Just for Kicks hosting and DJ B-Unique spinning for the night. JFK starts off the show with Reptyler. Together, they sounded really out of sync. After the track, High Life, Reptyler performs his own set with his hype man. He ends his set with a song about this love for hip-hop. Used an original beat for his first song and the other two were instrumentals from mainstream songs.

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From the darkness that was the former T.T. the Bear's comes a brand new music venue, Sonia. The Sater family, who own the Middle East, bought up the block from their landlord and decided to renovate this spot into a new music venue for all music genres. In the end, a beautiful, 320 capacity venue that has high ceilings and not a single bad line of sight to the stage has emerged.

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Mind Spray February

After months of being away from Mind Spray at Wonder Bar in Allston, it was time to check out what was doing because of a great featured line up of last month's winner Relentless, Cody Pope, and Smoove Gang. The night was hosted by Mr. PSA and DJ Slipwax held down the music. The event certainly had a Wreck Shop vibe to it.

The open mic segment kicked off at 8:30 (advertised as 7pm but it is a hip-hop show) with Slipwax spinning random beats. Emcees Just For Kicks, Nalla, and Mr. PSA trade mics to start off. Soon, the one guy who was really out of it got up on the mic and spit straight gibberish. We get treated to Mertz, James EPB, OV, and back to those who started things off. So far, so good. After the Open Mic, Mr. PSA praises Slipwax (which was done continuously throughout the night) and Wonder Bar. Sparse crowd at the opening of the competition segment of the show.

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Lucky Dice - Memoirs of a Starving Artist
SPNA - Shards of Glass
STL GLD - Torch Song
Uncle Sam and Evilldewer - Disconnection
The Hip-hop Transformation
JFliz - AlieNation
Code Nine and Purpose - Below Sumerian Skies
Este Nack and al.divino - Triple Diamond
D-Tension - Godly featuring Diamond D

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