DAN MILLEN is out as booking agent of the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, replaced by NED WELLBERY of LEEDZ EDUTAINMENT.
Leedz is a leading hip-hop promoter around the Boston region, but the live music venue today told the Phoenix that no changes to its booking practices will be noticable.
Shout out to Catch Wreck and Emoh on the cameos
Al-J's never met a guitar loop that he can't smash to pieces.
One of the best Boston MCs of all-time. No doubt.
Few cats would disagree.
Especially if they had to put their shit up against his.
Psyched to see that Al so active in the last few years.
Team Edu Leedz is at it again, blessing you broke bastards with hella freebies. For anyone who's unfamiliar with promoter-executive producer Leedz, he's pretty much the force behind 90 percent of rap shows in Massachusetts for the past seven years. In the process, he's helped develop the careers of countless cats who call (or have called) this place home - from Slaine and MC Exposition to Rite Hook and that dude who nailed your girl behind the dumpster at the Middle East last week.
For a second we can stop bitching about how local rap cats never get to rock shows with major touring acts. For one, the homey Wispers is opening for Yelawolf at the Paradise this Friday. But before that, Lowell wit rapper D-Tension and Boston-schooled rhyme polemicist Elemental Zazen are propping Murs at Royale this Thursday.
Boston rap promoter Edu Leedz has never dropped a weak mixtape - whether you're talking about projects on which he pairs local talent with visiting all-stars, or the ones on which Boston artists handle all the tracks. This one has a bit of both; cats like Qwel and Copywrite swing through, but mostly all the action comes from the likes of Amadeus, Rite Hook, Stu Cat, The Camp, and Al-J.
If you're anything like me, then you canceled plans to ski and shop in Aspen this weekend in order to stick around the Bean and check two of the freshest shows to peel through here in recent memory (though last Friday, with simultaneous sets from Reks, Eternia, Scribblenauts, and Freddie Gibbs, was dope, if not overwhelming).
Blak Madeen's Sacred Defense was without-a-doubt one of the best discs to drop anywhere last year - not just in Boston (here's the feature that I wrote about them). The album featured the likes of Reks and Lord Jamar - and sick beats through and through - but ultimately prevailed on the strength of Al-J and Yusuf playing off of one another.
Off the upcoming Edu Leedz mixtape, The Write Off (FREE DOWNLOAD LINK)...
It’s a good thing my grandmother stayed home from Necro’s show at the Middle East this past Saturday. She hates when musicians dump buckets of ice water on groupies’ heads, spit in their faces, and talk nasty to them in front of throngs of degenerate suburbanites.We all expected what we got. Before the show began, Lateb and Slant of Heddshotts – who were opening the fandango – told me that they planned to drop the nastiest joint in their arsenal.