Chris Faraone

Another Walk on the Wild Side

Still Standing By the Funk Bs (Suave Dawg Records, $8.95) The Funk Bs are a direct descendent of Marky Mark’s Funky Bunch, and no, Mark Wahlberg is not involved. It’s just the other guys, the ones you’ve never heard of:…

The Ballad of a Mad Fan

From the beginning, he was thinking of how to market his song. Bart Steele—struggling musician, former stockbroker, lifelong Red Sox fan—wanted a universal tune, one that reached well beyond Fenway Park. So, early in that September of 2004, he decided…

Four-Part Harmony

Boston’s biggest hip-hop stars squashed their beef. Now they want their fans to do the same. Violent teens won’t sway to “We Are the World.” But if they’ll listen to anyone, it just might be 4Peace, a Boston hip-hop all-star…

Oxy Contest

Two local addicts turned screen-writers vie for the ultimate OxyContinepic. Charlestown’s Johnny Hickey and Southie’s Michael Yebba have plenty incommon: Both spent years mired as addicts in Boston’s OxyContinepidemic, and have since cleaned up and written screenplays about theirlives. But…