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  • 10 years ago

    For a primer on the power of golden-age hip-hop, meet Chicago's Cool Kids, Exhibit A. The signifiers are everywhere you listen. There's the Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" Starter cap, lovingly described in the opening bars of "Black Mags." There's a s...

  • 11 years ago

    While year-end, catch-all wrap-ups are common to every musical genre, in no other style of music do they turn into the hand-wringing, "state of the game" examinations that hip-hop seems to provoke. (I've certainly written a few.) We worry because ...

  • 13 years ago

    Name a pop music A-lister, and he or she has either worked with Pharrell Williams or probably wants to. Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Madonna all fall into the first category. But as he has transformed himself int...

  • 13 years ago

    Stevie Wonder's first U.S. tour this millennium is bound to disappoint. That's because the R&B legend has enjoyed so many hits and has so much beloved material, it's impossible to fit it all into a single evening. Nevertheless, those left wishing ...

  • 13 years ago

    A lot has already been written about hip-hop's most anticipated disc of the year. But not much of it is complimentary. Sure, the split-personality concept, which basically plays out the much-discussed divide between moving units and keeping it str...

  • 14 years ago

    The most perverse moment on R. Kelly's new album is, surprisingly, neither "The Zoo"—a slow-jam full of animal noises that suggests he and his lady had some company in the sack—nor "Sex Planet," which offers a particularly unfortunate ...

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