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June is Black Music Month, on June 5th 889@Night is highlighting Afrika Bambaataa.
Tony! Toni! Tone! is an R&B male group originated from Oakland, California. The group consisted of all three brothers, Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq, and Timothy Riley. Growing up in a soulful and funky environment all three brothers grew up with a father who played the blues, the three brothers were introduced to instruments and grew [...]
Lamont Herbert Dozier was born on June 16, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. A prolific figure in the music industry he is known as a triple threat; a singer, songwriter and record producer. Dossier signed to Motown in 1962 and while working at Motown he met with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland and created Holland-Dozier-Holland, a [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 4th 889@night is highlighting KRS-One.
June is Black Music Month, on June 4th Rockers is highlighting Burning Spear.
On March 20th, controversial hip hop group Odd Future released their new mix-tape simply titled the Odd Future Tape Vol. 2. This tape has been the latest release to feature the whole Odd Future crew since their brilliant 2010 “Radical” mixtape. With this new record, Odd Future returns with another set of tracks featuring their [...]
On Tuesday, March 20th, reggae legends Toots and Maytals came to Boston’s House of Blues for a night of soulful reggae hits by the man who first mastered the style over 40 years ago. With a huge catalogue of classic tunes to choose from, Toots and his phenomenal backing band the Maytals made sure no [...]
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On Wednesday March 26th DUBBEST came into the WERS studio and played four tracks, ‘My Dub’, ‘Beast’, ‘Possession’, and ended with ‘Heat and Water’. They have been together for about three solid years with the current group they have now. They enjoy the consistency of reggae music, with the benefits of its calming energy. DUBBEST [...]
Last night local rapper Alage came to the WERS studio to share his thoughts about being an up and coming rapper, and some of tracks he’s been making. Starting his rap career at 16 and heavily influenced by rap giants 2pac and Big Pun, Alage has been making moves in the Boston rap scene for [...]