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NEW YORK—Fitty better get his fishing rod ready. Sales figures reveal that Kanye West will indeed trounce first week numbers for 50’s latest CD,

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13 Sep 2007 // 3:56 AM

The music business awaits the outcome of ‘Super Tuesday’

After millions of dollars spent campaigning, months of intense preparation and last-minute publicity blitzes, the debate over who will be victorious on so-called “Super Tuesday”

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10 Sep 2007 // 6:59 AM

Showdown between 50 Cent and Kanye West is no contest

Two of the biggest-selling artists of the last four years go head-to-head Tuesday in the record stores with new albums: Kanye West’s “Graduation” (Good/

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10 Sep 2007 // 5:52 AM

‘Graduation’: Kanye West’s journey to adulthood

CHICAGO—Kanye West was sipping a mixed drink through a straw, and his loose tongue was even friskier than usual. The occasion was a listening

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Kanye West: Graduation

For all of his apparent ego-tripping, awkwardness is the key quality of Kanye West’s persona, whether he’s aware of it or not.

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4 Sep 2007 // 1:44 AM

New CD revives Hialeah, Fla.‘s, forgotten musical past

HIALEAH, Fla.—Before the Miami Sound Machine hit it big and the Buena Vista Social Club became an international sensation, the future of Cuban music

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Dont Panic by Cassandra Wilkinson

Wilkinson gives an interesting and challenging look at what's good about capitalism.

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22 Aug 2007 // 5:10 AM

A reflection of consumerism

Lindsay Lohan busted for cocaine! Paris Hilton: I hate prison food! Angelina Jolie takes her kids bowling—in France! We’ve become junkies—craving more

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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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Moving Pixels Podcast: Coming of Age When 'Life Is Strange'

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