Monday, January 26 2009
Like the nameplates on the auto industry's productive output, Motown's headline acts were brand identities under which cultural commodities were sold.
A busload of Chicago's best and brightest independent musicians storm the nation's capital on the eve of the Presidential inauguration and a former Chicagoan turned Washingtonian discovers that maybe you can transport the spirit of the Windy City -- if only for one night.
Sunday, January 25 2009
From the Four Tops and the Temptations to the Marvelettes and the Velvelettes, we narrow down our favorite singles from the "Sound of Young America" era to 25 indisputable picks.
Tuesday, January 20 2009
Monday, January 19 2009
Legendary Cypress Hill veteran goes solo with bouncy beats and streetwise lingo.
Friday, November 14 2008
Friday, November 7 2008
Sunday, November 2 2008
A hip-hop record bolstered by a plethora of live instrumentation shouldn't be this forgettable, but there is real promise here that you don't have to try to hear.
Sunday, October 5 2008
If there's an album that can mark a new era for women in hip-hop, this isn't the one.
Sunday, September 21 2008
Author Dax-Devlon Ross reminds us that the personal is -- still -- political. And music is terribly personal.