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Thursday, October 22 2009

The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.


Sunday, October 18 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Meshell Ndegeocello

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


Sunday, October 11 2009

The Messengers

K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.


Tuesday, October 6 2009

“RE: Raw Video of Derrion Albert 16 teen year old beaten to death ...”

How slow is too slow for non-violence? One girl counts to five and voila!


Monday, October 5 2009

Steve Wynn IV Band + The Minus 5 + The Baseball Project: 11 September 2009 - Chicago

Accompanied by furious riffs and rhythms thick as pigskin, these are strong, contagiously seductive lines – though - a little out in left field.


Thursday, October 1 2009

Pet Shop Boys: 14 September 2009 - Chicago

Two slender figures wearing cubes over their heads, clothed in red and blue frocks, and playing tiny brass instruments walk towards a small piano.


Monday, September 28 2009

Jay-Z: The Journey of an Icon

We can debate this greatest rapper business from now until the end of time. Let's just say Jay-Z is the greatest hip-hop icon ever, and call it a day.


Thursday, August 27 2009

Robert Glasper Loves the Groove

On the eve of his third Blue Note release, Double Booked, jazz pianist Robert Glasper discusses his stylistic bifurcation, MC skills, and -- inevitably -- Michael Jackson's legacy.


Sunday, August 16 2009

Kill The Record Labels

The words of people like DJ Lazy K, a grateful and hardworking mixtape creator, illustrate how well underground hip-hop is doing, if the RIAA would just leave them alone.


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.


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What It Was Like (Features) [29.Jan.09]
Sweatshop Union: Water Street (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jan.09]
Moka Only: Carrots and Eggs (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jan.09]
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Manufacturing Motown (Features) [26.Jan.09]
Sen Dog: Diary of a Mad Dog (Reviews) [19.Jan.09]
Ave.To: Three Way Intersection (Capsule Reviews) [2.Nov.08]
Khia: Nasti Muzik (Reviews) [5.Oct.08]
KRS-One: Maximum Strength 2008 (Reviews) [16.Sep.08]
Ise Lyfe: Prince Cometh (Reviews) [15.Sep.08]
Tanya Morgan: The Bridge EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Sep.08]
Azeem: Air Cartoons (Reviews) [12.Aug.08]
Dame Grease: Goon Musik (Capsule Reviews) [3.Aug.08]
Yes We Can Can (Columns) [4.Jun.08]
Foxy Brown: Brooklyn’s Don Diva (Reviews) [21.May.08]
Rocko: Self-Made (Reviews) [16.Apr.08]
ScholarMan: Soul Purpose (Reviews) [26.Mar.08]
Erykah Badu: New Amerykah (Reviews) [13.Mar.08]
Kool G. Rap: Half a Klip (Capsule Reviews) [2.Mar.08]
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