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Wednesday, February 8 2012

“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.


Tuesday, February 15 2011

Santana and Various Artists: Guitar Heaven

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.


Friday, January 21 2011

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.


Wednesday, November 17 2010

Hip-Hop’s Laboratory of Language

What do William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Ice Cube, and Ghostface Killah have in common? Finally, they all appear in anthologies.


Thursday, March 18 2010

PHOTOS: SXSW Music Day 1: Besnard Lakes, White Denim, Nas and Damian Marley, Motorhead…

Photos of the Besnard Lakes, White Denim, Nas and Damian Marley, Motorhead, and Adam Tensta from Day 1 of SXSW.


Sunday, July 19 2009

It Ain’t Hard to Tell: The Legacy of ‘Illmatic’

The "half-man, half-amazin'", Nas' persona is part myth and part "everyday kid" from the Queensbridge projects.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

Kevin Rudolf: In the City

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


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Thursday, December 11 2008

The Politics Inside Black Pop

Will black pop artists still see themselves as outsiders now that a black person is President? Will they use their cultural platform to criticize him if need be, just as they did to help elect him?


The Best Hip-Hop of 2008 (Features) [11.Dec.08]
Dissecting Nas’ Untitled - Part 5 (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.08]
Dissecting Nas’ Untitled - Part 4 (Sound Affects) [16.Jul.08]
Dissecting Nas’ Untitled - Part 3 (Sound Affects) [15.Jul.08]
Nas: Untitled (Reviews) [13.Jul.08]
Dissecting Nas’ Untitled - Part 2 (Sound Affects) [10.Jul.08]
Dissecting Nas’ Untitled - Part 1 (Sound Affects) [9.Jul.08]
When They’re 65… (Columns) [4.May.08]
The Best Albums of 2007 (Features) [20.Dec.07]
The Best Hip-Hop of 2007 (Features) [10.Dec.07]
Jay-Z: American Gangster (Reviews) [8.Nov.07]
Satanicpornocultshop: .aiff Skull (Capsule Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Nas: Hip Hop Is Dead (Reviews) [21.Dec.06]
Nas: Street’s Disciple (Reviews) [6.Jan.05]
Nas: God’s Son (Reviews) [13.Feb.03]
Nas: Lost Tapes (Reviews) [7.Nov.02]
Nas: Stillmatic (Reviews) [11.Jun.02]
Nas: Nastradamus (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
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