Wednesday, February 8 2012
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
Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.
Friday, January 21 2011
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
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 of the Besnard Lakes, White Denim, Nas and Damian Marley, Motorhead, and Adam Tensta from Day 1 of SXSW.
Tuesday, January 26 2010
Sunday, July 19 2009
The "half-man, half-amazin'", Nas' persona is part myth and part "everyday kid" from the Queensbridge projects.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
Kevin Rudolf thinks he's a bigger star than he actually is, and how dare you think otherwise.
Thursday, December 18 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
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?