Wednesday, March 2 2011
Dr. Dre and Axl Rose might actually have been cut from the same artistic cloth.
Monday, February 14 2011
Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!
Wednesday, July 21 2010
"That story is over, but my rhyme ain't done." Vignettes are important tools in hip-hop's rich and plentiful storytelling tradition.
Thursday, July 15 2010
Langston Hughes’ proverbial California raisin in the sun exploded to a funky beat. I stared blankly past the familiar storefronts, into a world I could barely grasp. How civil a society was it that my daughter was about to join?
Monday, November 16 2009
One might think that the worst outcome for an artist like 50 Cent would be to alienate enough people to render himself completely alone in the music industry.
Monday, May 18 2009
Some people grow up, and others just get older. Em may be closing in on 40, but his rhymes are more immature than ever. It's getting sad -- Flava Flav sad.
Sunday, January 18 2009
It's 2009, and that means it has now been a full decade since Dr. Dre's last official release. Here are some suggestions for survival while you continue to await his long-gestating follow-up, Detox.
Wednesday, April 11 2007
The man who calls himself Thomas Crown steps into the spotlight for an above-average pop album that could have been so much more.
Sunday, December 3 2006
Snoop Dogg invites a bunch of friends to the studio, records a small army of songs, accomplishes not much of anything.
Tuesday, July 6 2004
'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"