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Thursday, June 27 2013

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force: Central Park Summerstage - 23 June 2013 (Photos)

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force brought nothing but heat at their show at Central Park's Summerstage.


Sunday, September 26 2010

Keeping It Real: Dreams, Mind-Alteration, & Misperception in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop has been engaged in an ongoing tension between fantasy and reality, art and artifice but rappers, like all good artists, sometimes have to lie in order to tell the truth.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York

Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.


Sunday, April 26 2009

Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.


Monday, March 30 2009

Various Artists: Dillanthology Vol. 1

Although it offers nothing new, this is a fine introductory piece for new or unacquainted J Dilla listeners.


Friday, March 27 2009

Hip-hop star is an un-Common artistAudra D.S. Burch


Tuesday, January 27 2009

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Monday, December 15 2008

Common: Universal Mind Control

Pharrell and his Neptunes exert a svengali-like control over the record, helping Common release his most contrived and banal album to date.


The Best Hip-Hop of 2008 (Features) [11.Dec.08]
Wanted, and the Art of Ass-Kicking Self Actualization (Short Ends and Leader) [30.Nov.08]
Wanted (Reviews) [27.Jun.08]
Wanted: The Fight Matrix Club (Short Ends and Leader) [22.Jun.08]
The Roots: Rising Down (Reviews) [28.Apr.08]
Common: Thisisme Then (Reviews) [26.Nov.07]
American Gangster (Reviews) [2.Nov.07]
Common: Finding Forever (Reviews) [29.Jul.07]
Smokin Aces (2006) (Reviews) [26.Jan.07]
Common: Be (Reviews) [30.May.05]
Common: Like Water for Chocolate (Reviews) [16.Mar.04]
Common: Electric Circus (Reviews) [9.Jan.03]
Common: Like Water For Chocolate (Reviews) [27.Mar.00]
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