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On Groundhog Day , Baltimore rapper Rome Cee resurfaced with EarthSide, his first solo album in two years and a follow-up to last year’s Greenspan collaboration, Cee-Span. The impressive album, featuring guest appearances from Ellis and Rickie Jacobs, is available to buy and stream at romecee.bandcamp.com. This week, on Saturday, Feb. 22, Rome Cee will be one of the featured performers at BRMG’s The Good Music Club artist showcase, at G10 on Edmondson Avenue. Other rappers performing at the event include Japiro, Mooked Out, and Finesse the Best. For info and advance tickets, call (410) 929-0517.

One of Baltimore hip-hop’s longtime front-runners, Mullyman, recently teamed up with one of the city’s top R&B singers, CR Da Show, for a “best of both worlds” project. The duo has been releasing songs together lately, like the most recent one, “Change The Game,” while documenting their collaboration in an entertaining YouTube series, Harder Than Baltimore TV.

TheFabEmpire.com, a website covering the nightlife of several different East coast cities, recently handed out Fab Awards in Baltimore in an event at Mirage on Feb. 15. Before the event, DJ Flow was announced as winner of Baltimore’s DJ of the Year award.

The legendary (and infamous) Queens rap duo Mobb Deep (pictured) will visit Baltimore Soundstage on March 30, as part of a national tour in support of their upcoming self-titled album. Prodigy of Mobb Deep just released the video for “IMDKV,” a track off of Albert Einstein, his acclaimed 2013 album with The Alchemist. The video was directed by Tha Profitt, a Baltimore-based rapper and director, and was shot last September when Mobb Deep was in Baltimore for a concert at Paparazzi.

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