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Thursday, December 26 2013

The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition

It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Blooody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.


Monday, July 9 2001

Is There a Gangsta Double Standard?

-- I personally have no problem saying that 'The Sopranos' and 'The Marshall Mathers LP' are masterpieces. I am simply waiting (maybe in vain) for media critics to acknowledge the creative genius of Black rap 'gangstas.'


Wednesday, February 28 2001

Defending Eminem: Or, Steely Dan Ain't Nothin' to Mess With

By sweeping the rap categories but losing the big one, Eminem stays inside his own territory, throwing smart bombs against the cement wall that separates youth culture from the grown-up mainstream. And that is perfectly fine with me.


Wednesday, February 28 2001

Slim Shady, Network Engineer

People have attempted to argue the point that the music of Eminem or any other such rapper is no worse than the music of my youth, the Alice Cooper's or the Clash. Bullshit.


Reviews

Monday, November 4 2013

Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP2

Eminem returns to his 2000 smash sophomore effort and again earns his place on top of hip-hop's Mount Rushmore. Ever worry about what it might be like once he begins to age? This set is all the reassurance you need.


Wednesday, September 19 2012

P!nk: The Truth About Love

P!nk remains very aggressive about not taking things too seriously.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

Kanrocksas Music Fest: 5-6 August 2011 - Kansas City, KS

Kanrocksas, while no Lollapalooza, was a fine, inaugural music festival with great potential.


Tuesday, June 14 2011

Bad Meets Evil: Hell: The Sequel

Maybe it's 15 years too late, but Eminem and Royce's resurrection of Bad Meets Evil is mostly a gift hip-hop fans ought to flock to.


Monday, June 21 2010

Eminem: Recovery

Eminem finds his fire and his flow again on Recovery, nearly reinventing himself in the process.


Blogs

Monday, February 28 2011

Why Did Eminem Become a Corporate Whore, More?

Did Eminem become more personal by hawking products for two more major corporations? In my view, he probably emasculated his best song (“Lose Yourself”), in


Wednesday, May 19 2010

Eminem and Jay-Z Ready to Rock Yankee Stadium, Comerica Park

When Jay-Z and Eminem announced last week on ESPN that they'll be doing a double concert at Yankee Stadium and Comerica Park this fall, I


Wednesday, May 5 2010

Eminem - "Not Afraid" (stream)

In 2009, Eminem -- a poor, scrawny, trailer dwelling kid from the outskirts of Detroit with a liquid flow and acute sense of humor -- alienated


Sunday, September 13 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Eminem - "White America"

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


Tuesday, May 19 2009

I Guess White Boys Feel It More: On Music Biopics

The way that the films Notorious, 8 Mile, Walk The Line, and Ray lead up to scenes of performances shows the remarkable and subtle endurance of troubling racial stereotypes and ideals.


News

Sunday, February 13 2011

Grammy's boy: a nice recovery for Eminem

Eminem has built his career around the idea that he has two sides — the sly, potty-mouthed battler Slim Shady and the more serious, more inspirational


Monday, February 7 2011

Is Eminem finally safe enough to grab biggest Grammy prize?

CHICAGO — Remember the days when Eminem was considered an outlaw? Remember when a foul-mouthed, equal-opportunity offender sold gazillions of records while the industry that profited


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