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April 16, 2009

Bossman, DJ Class making national waves

bossmanA couple of Baltimore-based musicians are stirring up some national buzz, according to Al Shipley over at Government Names.

MySpace Records (bet you didn't know the site had a record label, did ya?) officially releases Bossman's (pictured) single "Break Me Off" this week.

If this song and future tracks do well, Interscope will release a full album.

Pretty cool stuff. Check out Bossman's single here.

But wait, there's more ...

Another local, DJ Class, just made the Billboard charts. His single "I'm the Ish," feat. Lil' John, debuted at No. 25 on the Hot Rap Tracks list.


Now, a little background about the photo of Bossman. This portrait was taken by David Hobby (who now runs the awesome photo-lighting site Strobist). David no longer works at The Sun. But I always enjoyed his sense of humor. Here is a blog entry he wrote about taking the photo.

Hee hee.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:32 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Local music


Also checkout another local artist, Wordsmith, with albums dropping in the UK in May and in the US in June. Website is

Great, more wanna be thugs who can't play instruments. This will really help the stereotype that Baltimore has.

Uhh, Grundy, hip hop is everywhere, including places like Mississippi. What stereotype are you referring to, exactly? Your post seems kind of hateful. Just because you don't like a particular kind of music doesn't mean it's not legitimate, it's just your opinion.

Bossman has some really great tracks and would love to see him get plenty of national recognition.

My favorite Wordsmith track is "International Odyssey".

That song is great. The part about "she bout to make me take this condom off" is my favorite!

I did'nt even realize there was a stereotype that Baltimoreans couldnt play instraments. Everything I hear is about how good the Baltimore music scene is.

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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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