Sunday, October 9 2011
Hood films are a jarring eviction notice for traditional Civil Rights rhetoric and, possibly, leadership -- in other words, "What has the Civil Rights movement done for me lately?"
Thursday, October 6 2011
New Jack Swing was the soundtrack to young America of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the same vein that Motown was the soundtrack to young America of the 1960s.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
Marrying hip hop elements to high-energy compositions and carefully-crafted productions, new jack swing was the cutting edge of R&B music in the late 1980s and early 1990s.