Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Steven J. Horowitz


Tuesday, September 18 2007

"Not Because I'm Conscious": An Interview with Talib Kweli

The rapper says, "I just try to write songs," but he's tackling difficult subjects while trying to launch a business.

Tuesday, April 3 2007

Since He Last Recorded: An Interview With RJD2

The former hip-hop producer explains the evolution of his sound and his inability to be like Steven Tyler.

Wednesday, July 19 2006


Determined to carve out her own space in music, determinedly independent antifolk artist Jaymay has garnered an impressive amount of acclaim and a dedicated following in a couple of short years. But the possibilities of success are only important so long as Jaymay can do it her way.

Tuesday, May 2 2006

Amel Larrieux

After reaching the heights of mainstream success, neo-soul vocalist Amel Larrieux had to start over when it came to crafting her own vision. Three albums into a sometimes turbulent solo career, she's finally found her independence, and is preparing a musical explosion of creative output.

Saturday, December 31 1994

The Boogie Monster Meets His Match: An Interview with Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley

'It's good clean fun, nothing more complicated than that,' says Cee-Lo. Who'd have thought that approach could make music history?


Tuesday, March 25 2008

Guilty Simpson: Ode to the Ghetto

On his fantastic debut, Simpson covers the good -- and bad -- sides of living in Detroit.

Monday, February 25 2008

Nicolay & Kay: Time:Line

On Nicolay's second album concocted through an Internet medium, he shows that lightning doesn't strike twice.

Tuesday, January 8 2008

Hi-Tek: Hi-Teknology, Volume 3: Underground

The third installment of his Hi-Teknology series proves to be one of his weakest.

Sunday, December 16 2007

Amy Winehouse [2007 Rewind]

The sold-out crowd was clearly there to see Amy Winehouse wail about her demons while indulging them on stage -- they wanted a set equal parts bravado and booze...

Tuesday, December 11 2007

Freeway: Free At Last

Freeway shows that the Roc may still have some blood left in its veins on his sophomore record.

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