Category Archives: The Middle East

Kool G Rap Live @ The Middle East (video)


Kool G Rap came to Boston last for the first time in many years. He brought Domingo to back him up on the turntable(s). G tore it down he sounded great live! Really nice that the legend delivered. As always i filmed the whole show. All the classics, enjoy.

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Freeway – “What We Do” Live in Boston (video)

This past weekend at The Geto Boys show local MC Staxx announced he had a special guest in the building and earlier in the night the host said that Freeway was in the building but everyone forgot atleast I did. All of sudden during Staxx set Freeway emerged out of nowhere blessing dude with a track (below) and drove all the from Philly to do it. Then for a little bonus he performed “What We Do”. Check it out.

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The Geto Boys Live In Boston 6-29-13 (videos)

The legenday Geto Boys from Houston did their first ever show in Boston last night in their 30 years together. What an amazing show and presence they had, im not sure if it was my fanboy inside me (no homo) but this possibly one of the best shows I’ve ever been. They performed a slew of classics from their catalog but never touched on any solo work. Either way what an incredible show. On video 7 Scarface goes into a acoustic guitar and plays “Wish you Were Here” by Pink Floyd.

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Joey BadA$$, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers Live In Boston 4-3-13 (video)


Last night I trooped out to a sold out Middle East to Catch Joey BadA$$, Pro Era, The Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. Joey did his thing and the Pro Era guys were dope, but Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers stole the show, although their sets were short they utilized their time great.Really good show overall I’d seriously check em out on this tour, theyre playing in RI tonight.

Cannibal Ox Reunion Show In Boston (pics/videos)


Last night history was made again… The great Cannibal Ox with their first show in Boston @ The Middle East Upstairs. They performed tracks off their classic album the Cold Vein also alongside with DJ Cip One of Atomz Fam. The Chemistry was still there and the crowd was incredibly hyped, singing a long to every track from The Cold Vein. Only downside…. They didnt do Pigeon or Scream Phoenix (sad face) but they did atleast half the album and killed it. I was incredibly happy to see the duo back also Cip One had some serious juggling skills. If Cannibal Ox is coming near you get out there and support you won’t be disappointed. If they aren’t coming to a spot near you don’t worry I filmed their whole set. I also took a ton of photos click HERE for that. You’ll also find some photos of IRealz and Double AB in there too, and I got videos coming soon of their performances. Peace to Chris Faraone and Leedz.

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Smoke DZA x Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire @ The Middle East Oct 2nd (Tour Info)


We talked about it tonight on our podcast (HipHopHeads on iTunes) but if you didn’t listen to that read it now! Mr Muthafuckin eXquire will be Upstairs @ The Middle East on Oct 2nd did I also mention that sets off the DZA x MMFE “He Has Risen” Tour? We’re excited and we’ll be in the place to be taking videos and snapping flicks and god knows what else! So if you missed eXquire on the tour with El-P this is the time to catch him especially in the intimate venue that is the Middle East Upstairs. Also check out Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire droppin’ some knowledge on some books “Dropped out 15 still a nigga mad smart”

Oct 2 – Boston, MA – Middle East — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM
Oct 3 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub — w/ Flatbush ZOMBiES & Cashius Green w/Pheo
Oct 4 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar — w/ Flatbush ZOMBiES & Cashius Green w/Pheo
Oct 5 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire, Flatbush ZOMBiES, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM
Oct 6 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM
Oct 8 – Madison, WI – High Noon — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM
Oct 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street — w /Mr. MFN eXquire, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM
Oct 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM
Oct 13 – Atlanta, GA – A3C
Oct 14 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire & NAKIM
Oct 15- Springfield, VA – Empire — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire & NAKIM
Oct 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Troc Balcony — w/ Mr. MFN eXquire, Cashius Green w/Pheo, & NAKIM

Action Bronson Live @ The Middle East 5-20-11 (Photos/Videos)

The other night I saw Action Bronson live for the 3rd time, They say third times a charm and they really arent kidding. Action klilled it, his best performance I’ve seen to date. His stage presence has gotten much better and he’s entertaining as hell. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand in which he became a part of during multiple songs, he was lighting big long joints and sharing them with the fans while security just sat back and watched. He performed a couple exclusives that he’s never performed live such as Thug Love Story 2012 and Action said that aside from Queens Boston is the best. Click here for Hi-Res Photos.

Setlist

01. Pouches of Tuna
02. Steve Wynn
03. Barry Horowitz
04. Thug Love Story 2012 (1st Time Ever Live)
05. Ron Simmons
06. Hookers At The Point
07. Shiraz
08. Bird on a Wire
09. Not Enough Words
10. Brunch
11. Larry Csonka
12. Jar Of Drugs
13. Beautiful Music
14. The Madness

Action Bronson Live @ The Middle East 12-16-11 (video)

Action Bronson came back to Boston Friday night and graced The Middle East with his presence and tore the place down. Their were a couple minor hiccups in his set but that didnt hinder Bronson from putting on a fantastic show. I actually give Bronson credit for not messing up more, the way he flows without a hypeman is just rapid fire and non stop the whole time. He performed new and old tracks some joints being performed for the first time live. I have flicks which ill put up sometime this week. Here’s video of Bronsons full set.