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"TYRON” review: slowthai Brings the Fury and Heart

With his latest two disc project, “TYRON,” slowthai attempts to move forward, channeling equal amounts of rage and vulnerability in an impressive — and mostly successful — showcase of emotional and musical growth.

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City Politics

Conscious of Covid-19 Variants, Cambridge Moves Forward with Vaccination and Phased Reopening

Amid Cambridge’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign and phased reopening, city officials urged the public to remain vigilant against the spread of virus variants during a Monday City Council meeting.

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“Santa Barbara” Review: Fat Ray Puts Bruiser Brigade Records on the Map

With his new project “Santa Barbara,” Fat Ray puts himself and the independent Bruiser Brigade Records on the map.

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‘If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed’ Review: Conway the Machine and Big Ghost LTD. Deliver a Knockout Punch

On “If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed,” his second full length collaboration with producer Big Ghost LTD., Buffalo rapper and founding member of Griselda Records Conway the Machine continues to carry the torch of classic, throwback rap into the modern era.

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Despite Vaccine Shortage, Cambridge Proceeds with Phased Reopening

In an update to the City Council on Monday, Cambridge officials announced that the city is moving forward with its reopening plans, despite an ongoing vaccine supply shortage in the city.

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City Politics

Cambridge Vaccine Rollout Limited by Statewide Supply Shortages

Cambridge began vaccinating residents 75 or older at the beginning of February as it entered the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination program, though statewide and national vaccine shortages continue to hamper its rollout.

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City Politics

Mather House Tutor To Serve on Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission

Soltan A. Bryce, a tutor in Mather House, will serve on the City of Cambridge’s LGBTQ+ Commission after being appointed to the position by City Manager Louis A. DePasquale on Feb. 1.

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City Politics

Facing Pandemic Challenges, City Council Votes to Rent Non-Congregate Homeless Shelter Space

Cambridge City Councilors passed a proposal to rent non-congregate housing for the city’s unhoused population and received an update on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout during a Wednesday meeting.

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‘Ain’t Got Time’ Review: Lil Wayne Celebrates Freedom

The latest single from Weezy, “Ain't Got Time,” addresses his precarious legal situation with emotional depth and wit, without ever making explicit reference to Trump or the pardon.

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City Politics

City Council Members Discuss Residential Survey Results On Pandemic Response and Policing

Cambridge City Council members discussed the findings of a recent residential survey on the city’s pandemic response and police department during a “roundtable” Zoom meeting on Monday.

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Recent Survey Finds Faith in Cambridge Covid-19 Response

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and longstanding issues such as an affordable housing shortage, Cambridge residents remain confident in the city government’s leadership, according to a recent survey.

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Portrait of an Artist: PYNKIE

The Harvard Crimson spoke with Radice about her new album, working as a nurse during COVID-19, and the artists that most excite her.

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The Alchemist’s New Album ‘The Food Villain’ is Short and Sweet

With “The Food Villain,” The Alchemist delivers an effortlessly laid-back album filled with concise production and fun references to his rapper friends.

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New Slowthai Single ‘nhs’ Exemplifies Emotional Growth

The new single from Slowthai, “nhs,” showcases his maturation as an artist and pays a moving tribute to the UK National Health Service.

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On ‘Pluto x Baby Pluto,’ Lil Uzi Vert Shines and Future Sleeps

This past month, Lil Uzi Vert and Future released their long-awaited collaborative album “Pluto x Baby Pluto.”