NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton rapper Lucas Hex releases debut single ‘Omen,’ announces album release show

Following up the release of his hard-hitting “Sermons” EP in March, Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex is premiering a bloody new music video for “Omen,” the debut single from his upcoming album “Blue Carolina,” exclusively on NEPA Scene. Directed by Timmypricefilm and produced by Neighbour Beats, the video implies the same type of harsh imagery […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rapper Tech N9ne takes Independent Grind Tour to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 21

Rapper Tech N9ne takes Independent Grind Tour to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 21

From a press release: Promoting his latest album, “Planet,” released in March, Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne will bring his Independent Grind Tour with Futuristic, Dizzy Wright, and Krizz Kaliko to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Local underground rap group More Street Movement will open the show. Tickets, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country rapper Bubba Sparxxx performs at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 12

Country rapper Bubba Sparxxx performs at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 12

From a press release: It was announced this week that Bubba Sparxxx, an originator of the modern rap country genre with songs like “Deliverance,” “Ugly,” and “Ms. New Booty,” will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 8 p.m. Mountain Top duo Always Undecided, named Best New Artist in the […]

 The Conversation

Hip-hop turns 45 – rap music’s path from pariah to Pulitzer

Hip-hop turns 45 – rap music’s path from pariah to Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win is a major milestone for hip-hop, a genre that celebrates its 45th birthday this month. It’s also a triumph that many, a mere decade ago, would have never predicted. As someone who teaches and studies the politics of hip-hop and rap, I was pleasantly surprised myself. I thought of hip-hop’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EP PREMIERE: Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex delivers ‘Sermons’ with Lil Peep producer Nedarb

EP PREMIERE: Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex delivers ‘Sermons’ with Lil Peep producer Nedarb

Today, Scranton hip-hop artist Lucas Hex debuted his brand new hard-hitting EP “Sermons” exclusively on NEPA Scene. The album’s single, “Fade,” was produced by Nedarb Nagrom, who served as a producer for the late Lil Peep. Nedarb has also worked with other notable acts, such as Ghostemane, Xavier Wulf, and Scranton’s own Wicca Phase Springs […]

 Rich Howells

Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre cancels rapper 6ix9ine’s show, closes temporarily

Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre cancels rapper 6ix9ine’s show, closes temporarily

Following the recent cancellation of controversial rapper 6ix9ine’s show at Easton concert venue One Centre Square, the Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre has followed suit and canceled its April 21 show, though it does not appear to be for the same reason. The 21-year-old rapper is currently out on bail after pleading guilty to a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy-winning hitmaker T-Pain raps at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 15

Grammy-winning hitmaker T-Pain raps at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 15

From a press release: The Wilkes University Programming Board will present Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain for their annual spring concert at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $30, plus fees, go on sale this Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at […]

 Rich Howells

Easton venue cancels sex offender 6ix9ine’s show while NEPA nightclubs promote his concerts

Easton venue cancels sex offender 6ix9ine’s show while NEPA nightclubs promote his concerts

Responding to widespread criticism and media attention, Easton concert venue One Centre Square has canceled a Feb. 9 concert with 6ix9ine while two Northeastern Pennsylvania venues have used the controversy to promote the upcoming shows they’ve booked with the Brooklyn rapper who currently awaits sentencing on child sex charges. One Centre Square, which opened last […]

 Rich Howells

Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre books rapper 6ix9ine, who pled guilty to child sex charges

Ali Baba Lounge in Wilkes-Barre books rapper 6ix9ine, who pled guilty to child sex charges

The Ali Baba Lounge may promote itself as “Northeastern Pennsylvania No. 1 nightlife destination,” but it also serves as a magnet for controversy, from its choice of entertainers to incidents reported in and around the downtown Wilkes-Barre venue. Its latest controversy started yesterday when Ali Baba announced that Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine would perform there on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, and more hip-hop artists perform at Hersheypark Stadium on June 2

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, and more hip-hop artists perform at Hersheypark Stadium on June 2

From a press release: Top Dawg Entertainment announced today that TDE: The Championship Tour, complete with the label’s all-star roster of multi-platinum rapper Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker, and more, is coming to Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $30.10, $40.10, $54.60, $74.60, […]