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

Michael Frauenhofer


Tuesday, May 23 2006

People Want More: An Interview with Collective Efforts

J-Mil of the Atlanta-based hip-hop group feels sorry for the record industry?

Saturday, December 31 1994

Snap Music Is Hope: An Interview with Dem Franchize Boyz

Rapper Jizzal Man of snap music crew Dem Franchize Boyz speaks on leaning wit it and rocking wit it.

Saturday, December 31 1994

Just Like Me: An Interview with DMC

DMC is, like any good writer, aware of the power of words and names. Which explains his considerable shock when he discovered that Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels had, in fact, been adopted.

Saturday, December 31 1994

You Smell Me?: An Interview with E-40

Bay area hip-hop legend and slang encyclopedia E-40 is in the mix like Bisquick and never late like FEMA... do you smell him?


Wednesday, June 13 2012

Theophilus London: Timez Are Weird These Nights

Surprisingly solid full-album remix tilts the balance more towards dance than hip-hop but keeps the spirit intact.

Monday, May 28 2012

Lee Bannon: Fantastic Plastic

Bannon's beats may vary from spastic breakdowns to golden-age bangers, but they come together to form a surprisingly dope and cohesive whole.

Thursday, May 10 2012

Jenny Owen Youngs: An Unwavering Band of Light

Youngs's darkly beautiful singing voice carries the day on her most energetic and accessible collection of songs yet.

Thursday, May 3 2012

Rocket Juice & the Moon: Rocket Juice & the Moon

This debut showing from the team-up of Damon Albarn, Flea, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen is surprisingly unambitious but solid and fun.

Tuesday, April 24 2012

Lushlife: Plateau Vision

A rap record full of beautiful songs that doesn't seem to make as much of an impact as the sum of its parts should suggest.

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