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Friday, December 12 2014

Counterbalance: Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

No one man should have all that power. The 97th most acclaimed album of all time is living in that 21st century, doing something mean to it. Counterbalance has a listen.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

“Hurry Up With My Damn Croissants!”: The 15 Best Kanye West Lyrics

Ten years after Kanye West's first album, The College Dropout, we count down the rapper's top lyrics.


Wednesday, September 24 2014

The Future Is Now, and It Is Odd: A Retrospective on Hip-hop in the ‘00s

The historical unfolding of hip-hop bears a strong similarity to that of literature. With that lineage in mind, it's easy to see why the '00s found hip-hop taking on its postmodern stage.


Sunday, July 14 2013

J. Cole: Born Sinner

J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.


Thursday, June 27 2013

Kanye West: Yeezus (take two)

Yeezus will be brilliant to some, terrible to others. The truth lies somewhere in between.


Tuesday, June 25 2013

‘Yeezus’ Displeases: The First Week of Reactions to Kanye West’s New Album

After a week of listening to, reading about, and thinking about Kanye West's Yeezus, we take stock of where we are.


Friday, June 14 2013

Governors Ball 2013: Mud, Music and Finding Yeezus (Photos)

Torrential rains on the first day caused Friday to end early and left the Governors Ball grounds very very muddy. But throughout the weekend, music from Kanye, Cut Copy and several other bands made trudging through the sloppy field worthwhile.


Monday, June 10 2013

The Month In Pop Entertainment: June 2013

Highlighting the month’s top releases in movies, music, television, and video games.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

In Defense Of… Kanye West

On the heels of his sixth solo studio album, it's time to take a look at why Yeezy remains relevant, and why his antics, obnoxious as they can be, never grow old.


Thursday, June 7 2012

Flash Points: Racial Profiling, Riot Porn and the Zombie Apocolypse

This week we look at racial profiling through the lens of controversial writer John Derbyshire. We also talk about racism within hip-hop and find ourselves stimulated by the riot porn of the new Jay-Z and Kanye West video. Flash Points ends on a more positive note: the rise of the walking dead.


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Kanye West - “Runaway” (video) (Mixed Media) [27.Oct.10]
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Kanye West: VH1 Storytellers (Reviews) [11.Jan.10]
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Kanye West: Alter Ego (Reviews) [14.Feb.08]
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