Articles tagged kanye west, music, marketing, culture, consumerism

16 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

Chasing Cool by Noah Kerner and Gene Pressman

Becoming the "iPod of your industry" requires more than mimicking a "cool" brand.

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29 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Common: Finding Forever

As good as Finding Forever is -- and it's very good -- it's hard to imagine it vaulting Common into superstar status. It's the curse of being sly and thoughtful.

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22 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code is American to its core.

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Getting Loose by Sam Binkley

Binkley does more than simply mark the transition from Yippy to yuppie.

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5 Mar 2007 // 9:03 PM

Damiera: M(US)IC

Damiera plays hyperkinetic, angular indie rock, echoing At the Drive-In, or Coheed & Cambria without the weird prog-rock tendencies.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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DJ Khaled: Listennn… the Album

Heavyweight Miami DJ gets his hometown the attention it deserves.

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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

When the Levees Broke, elegant and anguished, encourages you to see, and more importantly, to care about and act on what you see. It is political in the most significant sense, and won't let you forget it.

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Rhymefest: Blue Collar

Kanye's fanbase may have their Lacoste logos and expensive cellphones, but Rhymefest's "blue collar niggas" have soul.

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Dave Chappelles Block Party (2006)

Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.

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28 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

Gorgeously textured and musically ambitious, this album is a testament to West's top-of-the-game production skills, but as an MC he's still got a few lessons to learn.

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8 Aug 2005 // 9:08 AM

The way passionate love is sold in novels and films and pop music has a lot in common with the way shopping is celebrated by

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	Kanye West: The College Dropout

Yes, Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout is proof that you can be one of hip-hop’s hottest producers and still be proficient

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4 Dec 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Kanye West: Get Well Soon / I’m Good

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19 Sep 2000 // 12:03 AM

Madonna: Music

And indeed, for Madonna, music, like most everything else, is always going to do something.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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