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Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.


Wednesday, September 29 2010

And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are…

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.


Monday, September 27 2010

Could These Be the Nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.


Wednesday, August 18 2010

Hip-Hop Storytellers: The Heist Motif

Bluster and bravado are considered par for the course in hip-hop, but rappers adopt cunning personas to tell stories of money, power, and respect.


Wednesday, July 21 2010

Hip-Hop Storytellers: The Vignette

"That story is over, but my rhyme ain't done." Vignettes are important tools in hip-hop's rich and plentiful storytelling tradition.


Monday, December 14 2009

I Still Love H.E.R. (And So Should Everyone Else)

One surprisingly successful technique for converting hip-hop haters and deepening the existing fan's love for the culture is to expose them to "old school hip-hop".


Thursday, March 12 2009

Hip-Hop Hooray: Tributes in Rhyme

Forget the beef, let's talk about honoring our hip-hop icons. Perhaps the best way to pay homage to hip-hoppers is to let them speak in their own words.


Hip-Haute Couture (Columns) [17.Nov.08]
Last Holiday (Reviews) [2.May.06]
LL Cool J: Todd Smith (Reviews) [20.Apr.06]
Last Holiday (2006) (Reviews) [13.Jan.06]
Mindhunters (2004) (Reviews) [29.Sep.05]
Mindhunters (2005) (Reviews) [13.May.05]
S.W.A.T. (2003) (Reviews) [13.Jan.04]
S.W.A.T. (2003) (Reviews) [7.Aug.03]
Deliver Us From Eva (2003) (Reviews) [13.Feb.03]
L.L. Cool J: 10 (Reviews) [19.Dec.02]
Rollerball (2002) (Reviews) [7.Feb.02]
Kingdom Come (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
In Too Deep (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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