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January 7, 2009

The top 20 Baltimore hip-hop releases of 2008

Few people listen to as much Baltimore hip-hop, R&B and Baltimore Club as writer Al Shipley. He's modest, so he'll deny it, but believe me -- he gives Baltimore's music scene a ton of exposure and is a true authority on the topic.

Here is Shipley's top 20 for 2008, as published in his blog, Government Names. You might have to scroll down a little bit to see it, but you can tell Al has put a lot of time, effort and consideration into this list.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:45 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Local music


Thanks for the link Sam. Baltimore Hip-Hop gets so little pub from the mainstream it seems. Finding good info is hard when you're not part of the "scene"

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5.0 from 5 ratings
2623 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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