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Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts is a reporter and copy editor at the Bronx Times-Reporter. He has written for the New York Post, New York Daily News, and The Nervous Breakdown. He is also a grad student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Find him on Twitter (@readDanwrite), check out his website ( or email him: drobertsmidd [at] gmail [dot] com.


Tuesday, March 16 2010

"Boston's Boy" and a New Class of Hip-Hop Artists

A new army is infiltrating hip-hop and using social media to build mega-hits. Its soldiers are white, wealthy, and some can’t legally drink.


Tuesday, June 15 2010

Drake: Thank Me Later

Drake's first full-length release is good, but it won't satisfy the many fans who expected Thank Me Later to cement him as one of rap's most talented acts.

Tuesday, June 1 2010

Mowgli: 93

On his new full-length album, British rapper Mowgli assaults your ears with a raw, tangled lyrical flow.


Tuesday, April 20 2010

Wiz Khalifa Steps It Up with New Mixtape

Young up-and-coming rapper Wiz Khalifa has a new mixtape out, and it's better than his actual full-length album.

Monday, April 12 2010

A Southern Road Film, Unafraid to Embrace Cliché

Something about a road trip makes for good storytelling. Even with the standard plot points of misadventures, close calls, new romances, and meaningful relationships forged after initial tension, the setting leaves room for intriguing bumps along the way.

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