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By Ethan Clark // Staff Writer Ever since I discovered the insane music video to Action Bronson’s song “Easy Rider,” I’ve been waiting for his second studio album Mr. Wonderful. Produced with the help of Vice-affiliate Noisey, the video is a modern-day western that has Bronson riding through the California desert while rapping about his adventures with women …

The album artwork for Gucci Mane's "Dessert" (FILE)

When infamous Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane went to prison on a slew of charges ranging from parole violations to disorderly conduct in late 2013, many thought we would barely hear a peep from the president of 1017 Records for the remainder of the decade. However, that’s been the opposite of the case, as 23 albums, mixtapes and EPs have …

Revered fast-spitting MC Twista and rock band Saving Abel have announced concerts at local nightclub TEMPT. Twista, who’s known for his tongue-twisting flow, will perform at 9 p.m. on April 24. The 41-year-old rapper has been releasing albums since 1992, with his commercial peak coming with his 2004 album Kamikaze. The album included the hit “Slow Jamz,” which featured …

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 …