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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 20-1
9 Oct 2014 // 8:13 PM
These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.
Flash Points: Racial Profiling, Riot Porn and the Zombie Apocolypse
7 Jun 2012 // 5:00 PM
This week we look at racial profiling through the lens of controversial writer John Derbyshire. We also talk about racism within hip-hop and find ourselves stimulated by the riot porn of the new Jay-Z and Kanye West video. Flash Points ends on a more positive note: the rise of the walking dead.
In Defense of Jay-Z as the Most Important Person in Hip-Hop History
6 Aug 2012 // 5:20 PM
In light of Jay-Z being named executive producer of the NBA2K video game franchise, we look at just how far Mr. Carter has taken the boundaries of hip-hop and success.
Watch the Discourse: Luxury Rap, Success and Self-Absorption
21 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM
The value of a release as large as Watch the Throne is that it goes beyond the gargantuan personalities involved or even the monster show dates designed to promote it. Part of the value is the discussion it generates.
Jay-Z: Magna Carta...Holy Grail (take two)
11 Jul 2013 // 5:06 PM
Well, it's here. Does it live up to the hype? No. But are there valuable moments within the context of the work as it stands against the rest of Hov's catalog? Without a doubt.
Jay-Z: Magna Carta... Holy Grail (take one)
8 Jul 2013 // 5:06 PM
Jay-Z's flow returns to a late '90s rapid fire stop-and-start while Timbaland returns from the grave with everything great about his own late '90s empire integrated into what's popping today. So why doesn't it work?
Guessing the 2015 Grammys
29 Jan 2015 // 3:48 AM
PopMatters predicts a night of newcomers, huge sweeps, and some love for two theme songs from 2013.
Global Citizen Festival: 27 September 2014 - Photos & Videos
29 Sep 2014 // 6:30 AM
Almost 50,000 people gathered in Central Park for the 3rd Annual Global Citizen Festival, a star-studded affair that draws attention to extreme poverty with world leaders pledging funds for relief.
Global Citzen Brings Attention to Extreme Poverty with Festival in September
9 Jul 2014 // 6:47 AM
Learn about social causes and take political action online to earn a chance to attend the Global Citizen Festival with Jay-Z, Tiësto and more.
The innovators of hip-hop
28 Jun 2012 // 11:14 PM
Few would have imagined that one of the most powerful and acclaimed protest songs of the year, “Reagan,” would be about the Iran-Contra scandal of