Articles tagged lil' wayne

“Don’t Let Me Fall”: Hip-Hop in the Age of Austerity

Rappers have always wrestled with the question of how to succeed in a society where the odds are stacked against them. The biggest difference now is that their middle class listeners have the same worries.

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Desitively Bonnaroo: Reporting from the Land of Dust and Music (Part 3)

You’re here to see your favorite indie-rock act, and you just so happen to have great representatives from other musical styles to explore as well.

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Is there anything the internet can’t do? It’ll take something that no one asked for, give it to them, and then make you

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19 Jan 2009 // 4:00 AM

Tha Giggle: On Lil’ Wayne

Why was Lil' Wayne the single biggest musical phenomenon of 2008?

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14 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

Kevin Rudolf: In the City

Kevin Rudolf thinks he's a bigger star than he actually is, and how dare you think otherwise.

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14 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Fall Out Boy: Folie a Deux

Pete Wentz is now dissecting the meaning of his own fame, which is far less interesting than the drama that preceded his ascent into tabloid culture.

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4 Dec 2008 // 4:46 AM

In a bid to inject some much-needed life into a ceremony that, traditionally, is one of the stuffiest awards shows going, the Grammys tried something

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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20 Dec 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Best Albums of 2007

From tech house to Radiohead and Americana to indie and everything in between, PopMatters picks the best 60 albums of 2007.

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2007

From Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to a dope album named Desire, hip-hop showed growth in 2007.

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8 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Jay-Z: American Gangster

American Gangster may never be seen as Jay-Z's defining moment, but it marks his comeback far more effectively than Kingdom Come ever even tried to.

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25 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lil’ Wayne: Tha Carter II

He really IS the best rapper alive, at least when he tries.

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5 Oct 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Lil’ Wayne: The Carter

I have always maintained that there are essentially two kinds of rap music in the world. There is pro-society, socially conscious, and politically aware hip-hop.

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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