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Local fans of rapper Afroman will have to get their weed-rap fix elsewhere as his March 27 concert at Murfreesboro nightclub TEMPT has been cancelled. The cancellation follows the “Because I Got High” rapper’s arrest for punching a female fan on stage at a show in Biloxi, Mississippi on Feb. 17. The overwhelming fallout that followed seemed …

When MTSU alumnus Torrance Esmond, who produces under the name “Street Symphony,” was in the studio producing Lecrae’s “Messengers,” he knew they had made something  big. “We needed a kind of big record that would be a game-changer in Christian music,” Esmond said in a phone interview last week. “The night that we did it, we …

Hip-hop artist G-Eazy makes his Nashville debut at Marathon Music Works on Saturday, January 24, 2015. G-Eazy will return to Tennessee to play the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. (John Connor Coulston / MTSU Sidelines)

Hip-hop artist G-Eazy performed to a sold out crowd of 1,500+ at Marathon Music Works Saturday night. The Oakland rapper, who’ll be playing Bonnaroo this summer, made his Nashville debut with an energetic 29-song set.  His performance included fan-favorites from 2014’s These Things Happen, including “I Mean It,” “Let’s Get Lost” and “Downtown Love,” and featured a LED screen with visuals ranging …

Anti-Kanye graffiti still decorates the walls at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. / Bruce Boeko

Hip-hop icon Kanye West returned to headline Bonnaroo Friday night after his disastrous 2008 performance. West’s notoriously late and brief 2008 set spawned a festival tradition of shorts, with the catch phrase “f*ck Kanye” being screamed and spray-painted across the festival every year since. While West only missed his start time by roughly 10 minutes, …

The album artwork for the standard and deluxe edition of Drakes album, "Nothing Was the Same." (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer First off, I’ve always had mixed feelings towards Drake. I’ve never been a fan of his “sensitive douchebag” persona, but I have to admit that his last release, Take Care, was one of the best releases of 2011. He seemed to find the balance in rapping about wealth and fame and writing songs about love …

The album artwork for Lil Wayne's "Dedication 5" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer After his acclaimed album Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne became the figurehead for mainstream hip-hop, but soon started on a rapid critical decline ever since. He’s become the laughing stock of the hip-hop community. Every project he’s released since has been panned by critics and hip-hop fans alike. …