Bump is the only eatery at which I have ever experienced a brunch with a bass line. This lounge and restaurant, which serves as Philly's best attempt to do Chelsea, or, heck, anything New York, is a see-and-be-seen hotspot on a prominent Gayborhood corner.
It's a little past 5 p.m., and Houston Market is starting to fill up with a dinner crowd. Chris, a Penn graduate student, is dressed in a button-down blue collared shirt, baggy jeans and a worn-in Adidas baseball cap.
Mr. Lif is one of the most talented and outspoken MCs in hip-hop's underground. Known for his ridiculous rhymes and commanding stage presence, the Boston MC has just released his first solo LP, I Phantom, on Def Jux Records.
Is it possible to be a major label artist and also stay true to the craft? Walking the slippery slopes of authenticity, musicians are often forced to make the choice between careers of anonymous artistic freedom or soul-less commercial success.