From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette to the Boston Globe, the Worcester hip-hop community continues to make daily news headlines. Check out our full interactive bibliography below as well as our rotating author highlight.
Boffice, Andrea. "Media Analysis of City-Wide Local News Portrayals of Youth Criminality: Worcester, Massachusetts" (2018). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 193. https://commons.clarku.edu/idce_masters_papers/193
Connell-Sanders, Sarah. “Opinion/Sarah Connell Sanders: Meet the Worcester Producer Who Wants You to Trade Gangster Rap for Gospel Rap.” Worcester Magazine, 17 Dec. 2020, www.worcestermag.com/story/lifestyle/2020/12/17/meet-worcester-producer-egbert-eggy-pinero-who-wants-you-trade-gangster-rap-gospel-rap/6539435002/.
Doss, Jeremy. “New Generation Preserves Break Dancing Tradition.” telegram.com. telegram.com, March 29, 2017. https://www.telegram.com/news/20170331/new-generation-preserves-break-dancing-tradition.
Duguay, Robert. “Death Over Simplicity Sets His Own Tone with 'Til There's Nothing Left'.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, February 24, 2021. https://www.worcestermag.com/story/entertainment/2021/02/24/death-over-simplicity-sets-his-own-tone-til-theres-nothing-left/6758580002/.
Fay, Liz. “The View from the Studio: Producers, Recording Engineers See Talent, Ambition in Worcester's Music Scene.” Worcester Magazine, Worcester Magazine, 7 Apr. 2021, www.worcestermag.com/story/entertainment/2021/04/07/view-studio-producers-recording-engineers-see-talent-ambition-worcesters-music-scene/6968335002/.
Fay, Liz. “Worcester Rapper SUMiT Revels in 'Stimulus' Success.” Worcester Magazine, Worcester Magazine, 24 Feb. 2021, www.worcestermag.com/story/entertainment/2021/02/24/worcester-rapper-sumit-revels-stimulus-success/6758797002/.
Fay, Liz. “The Beat Drops for Art Beatz: Success of 'Pump Up' Puts Worcester DJ in the Spotlight.” Worcester Magazine, Telegram & Gazette, 28 Jan. 2021, www.worcestermag.com/story/entertainment/2021/01/28/beat-drops-art-beatz-success-pump-up-puts-worcester-dj-spotlight/4292624001/.
Fletcher, Allen. “One on One: Ali Bomba.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, August 24, 2006. https://www.worcestermag.com/article/20060824/NEWS/308249868.
Hanson, Melissa. “Joyner Lucas Shows off Worcester with Music Video 'Broke and Stupid'.” masslive, June 28, 2019. https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2019/06/joyner-lucas-showcases-worcester-in-music-video-broke-and-stupid-spotlighting-marias-kitchen-and-dozens-of-fans.html.
Infante, Victor D. “Wu-Tang Clan Rapper Cappadonna Headlines Block Party Benefit for Creative Hub Worcester.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, June 15, 2021. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/2021/06/15/wu-tang-clan-rapper-cappadonna-headlines-block-party-benefit-for-creative-hub-worcester/7707437002/.
Infante, Victor D. Listen Up: 'Stanton Capitol Presents' a rich, soulful showcase for Worcester rappers
Infante, Victor D. “Listen Up: Jafet Muzic Presents Masterful 'Art of Embracing Damage'.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, May 19, 2021. https://www.worcestermag.com/story/entertainment/2021/05/19/listen-up-jafet-muzic-presents-masterful-art-embracing-damage/5075045001/.
Infante, Victor D. “Opinion/Worcesteria: Rush Limbaugh Is Gone, but We're Stuck with His Influence.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, February 18, 2021. https://www.worcestermag.com/story/opinion/2021/02/18/worcesteria-rush-limbaugh-gone-but-were-stuck-his-influence/4494821001/.
Infante, Victor D. “Song to Get You Through the Week: K'Nen and Jafet Deliver Moody 'Mysterious Maiden'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, January 24, 2021. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/2021/01/24/knen-and-jafet-deliver-moody-mysterious-maiden/4238370001/.
Infante, Victor D. “Opinion/Listen Up: Death Over Simplicity Shows His 'Chops' on Mixtape.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, January 20, 2021. https://www.worcestermag.com/story/entertainment/2021/01/20/listen-up-death-over-simplicity-shows-his-chops-mixtape/4206612001/.
Infante, Victor D. “Joyner Lucas Shows 'Evolution' on New Album.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, October 23, 2020. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/10/23/opinionlisten-up-joyner-lucas-shows-evolution-on-new-album/114471962/.
Infante, Victor D. “Joyner Lucas Asks, to 'Snitch' or Not to 'Snitch'?” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, October 21, 2020. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/10/21/song-to-get-you-through-week-joyner-lucas-asks-to-snitch-or-not-to-snitch/42867805/.
Infante, Victor D. “Hip-Hop Artist Lo Gun in Fighting Form with 'Shogun'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, September 16, 2020. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/columns/2020/09/16/listen-up-hip-hop-artist-lo-gun-in-fighting-form-with-shogun/42630639/.
Infante, Victor D. “New England Hip-Hop Is Very Much Alive.” Worcester Telegram. Telegram & Gazette, September 2, 2020. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/columns/2020/09/02/listen-up-new-england-hip-hop-is-very-much-alive/42454687/.
Infante, Victor D. “Ashley Deyj More than Swagger on 'Black Coffee'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, August 30, 2020. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/08/30/song-to-get-you-through-week-ashley-deyj-more-than-swagger-on-black-coffee/42456737/.
Infante, Victor D. “Jafet Delivers Captivating 'Danger'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, June 14, 2020. https://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/06/14/song-to-get-you-through-week-jafet-delivers-captivating-danger/113738914/.
Infante, Victor D. “Listen Up: Hip-Hop Roundup with Leon Legacy, Savageland, Rezno, Nine Millz and Louie Gonz.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, May 7, 2020. https://www.worcestermag.com/entertainmentlife/20200506/listen-up-hip-hop-roundup-with-leon-legacy-savageland-rezno-nine-millz-and-louie-gonz.
Infante, Victor D. “'And I've Been This Way since Day One': Worcester Rapper Joyner Lucas Drops Long-Awaited 'ADHD'.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, April 7, 2020. https://www.worcestermag.com/entertainmentlife/20200328/and-ive-been-this-way-since-day-one-worcester-rapper-joyner-lucas-drops-long-awaited-adhd.
Infante, Victor D. “Hip-Hop Brings History to Life at R.A.P. F.A.I.R.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, February 14, 2020. https://www.worcestermag.com/news/20200213/hip-hop-brings-history-to-life-at-rap-fair.
Infante, Victor D. “Song to Get You Through the Week: Joyner Lucas Returns for 'Revenge'.” Worcester Magazine.
Worcester Magazine, February 13, 2020. https://www.worcestermag.com/entertainmentlife/20200216/song-to-get-you-through-week-joyner-lucas-returns-for-revenge.
Infante, Victor D.“Listen Up: From Punk to Rap, Worcester Drives Musicians to Song.” Telegram & Gazette Staff. July 9, 2019. https://www.telegram.com/news/20190710/listen-up-from-punk-to-rap-worcester-drives-musicians-to-song.
Infante, Victor D. “Song To Get You Through The Week: Joyner Lucas Delivers Raw, Emotional 'Devil's Work'.” telegram.com. telegram.com, May 2, 2019. https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20190505/song-to-get-you-through-week-joyner-lucas-delivers-raw-emotional-devils-work.
Infante, Victor D. “No Grammy? Worcester Rapper Joyner Lucas Was a Long Shot.” telegram.com. telegram.com, February 11, 2019. https://www.telegram.com/news/20190211/no-grammy-worcester-rapper-joyner-lucas-was-long-shot.
Infante, Victor D. “A Tense Conversation: Worcester Hip-Hop Reacts to Joyner Lucas' Viral Video, 'I'm Not Racist'.” Telegram.com, Telegram.com, 8 Dec. 2017, www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20171207/tense-conversation-worcester-hip-hop-reacts-to-joyner-lucas-viral-video-im-not-racist.
Infante, Victor D. “Haze Writes Love Letter to Hip-Hop with The Failures and The Glory.” telegram.com. telegram.com, August 3, 2017. https://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20170803/haze-writes-love-letter-to-hip-hop-with-failures-and-glory.
Infante, Victor D. “Worcester Rapper Joyner Lucas Eyes New EP, Underground Music Award Nods.” telegram.com. telegram.com, October 23, 2015. https://www.telegram.com/article/20151023/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151029628.
Infante, Victor D. “All Eyes on Them: The Drake-Meek Mill Feud.” southcoasttoday.com. southcoasttoday.com, August 5, 2015. https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150805/NEWS/150809757.
Infante, Victor D. “What You're Listening to: Metal and Hip-Hop.” telegram.com. Worcester Telegram, January 27, 2011. https://www.telegram.com/article/20110127/COLUMN09/101270721.
Mahon III , John. “Worcester Hip-Hop Artist Gets a Boost from Wyclef Jean.” telegram.com. telegram.com, August 27, 2011. https://www.telegram.com/article/20110826/NEWS/108269743.
Matthews, Tom. “Worcester Record Label 'Str8up Ent.' Signs Deal with Sony Music zs mmskDistribution Comp.” Masslive, 23 Dec. 2020, mmkjwww.masslive.com/worcester/2020/12/worcester-record-label-str8up-ent-signs-deal-mkmjwith-sony-musics-the-orchard-distribution-company.html.
Mudambi, Veer. “Hip-Hop Duo Claims Its Place at the Top with New Album.” Telegram & mkl lGazette. Telegram & Gazette, September 10, 2020. mkillhttps://www.telegram.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/09/10/ghost-of-machine- mllllllweapon-esp-claim-their-place-at-top-with-new-album/42444801/.
Onwuamaegbu, Natachi. “College Kids Get an Education in Worcester's Hip-Hop Scene.” www.bostonglobe.com. The Boston Globe, June 7, 2021. M https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/06/07/arts/college-kids-get-an-education- m worcesters-hip-hop-scene/?outputType=amp
Schuyler, Elizabeth. “Local Musician Breaks Boundaries.” thepulsemag.com. Pulse klklllMagazine, November 3, 2003. kjlkllhttp://thepulsemag.com/wordpress/2003/11/1103-local-musician-breaks-boundaries.
Shaner, Bill. “'.Almost' There: Photographer Drefromthewoo Captures Hip-Hop Rise in nxnllNew Book.” telegram.com. telegram.com, November 19, 2019. llllllllhttps://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20191121/almost-there-photographer-drellllllllfromthewoo-captures-hip-hop-rise-in-new-book.
Sullivan, Mark. “Pastor Has Second Thoughts about Rap Video Filmed at St. Peter's in Worcester.” Telegram.com,Telegram.com, 8 May 2019, www.telegram.com/news/20190506/pastor-has-second-thoughts-about-rap-video-Filmed-at-st-peters-in-worcester.