‘My aim is to be me,’ says West Akron rapper D.Hilla

by Kyle Cochrun “I'm not one of these fictitious rappers,” says Demichrius Hill, the 23-year-old Akronite who records under the moniker D.Hilla.  By this moment in the evolution of rap music, the ar...

Bluesman Patrick Sweany returns to Akron on Dec. 28

Words by Ted Lehr Old Time Ways I don’t know how many times I’ve seen Patrick Sweany perform. It’s definitely more than 50, but probably less than 100. I first discovered the Massillon native through ...

The Insane Clown Posse plays Kent

 words and photos by Kyle Cochrun A juggalo pushes through the crowd clutching a black plastic trash bag and yelling, in his best impression of a ballpark hotdog salesman, “Dead Bodies! I got dead bodi...

Hardcore band Coop turns horror movies into songs

by Conor Battles Friday the 13th is an appropriately eerie time to catch up with Coop, Akron’s hardcore masters of horror.  When we meet on Sept. 13, frontman Zach Butcher wears a t-shirt for the 1...

Rapper BMims ‘wants Akron to have a bigger stamp’

 interview by Trvaughn Clayton Benji, also known as BMims or Benjimims, is an Akron-born rapper with a unique flow that allows you to vibe and connect with his music no matter your situation. He puts ...