Reviews // 4 Articles
Good Intentions but No Imagination: The Schlock of 'Accidental Racist'
6 Jun 2013 // 6:45 PM
In "Accidental Racist", history is a generic blob, a "back then" that can safely take the blame for vague injustices while more recent history is overlooked in order to soothe one's own ego. 'Cause these days, it's All About You.
17 Nov 2008 // 4:00 PM
Although "hip-hop" means different things to different people, everyone seems to be confident that they know what "it" is. Through this subjective lens, there is also a unique brand of investment and ownership in the meaning of "hip-hop".
LL Cool J: Authentic
2 Jun 2013 // 6:03 PM
Fitz & The Tantrums, Seal, Eddie Van Halen, Travis Barker, Earth, Wind & Fire, Charlie WIlson, Snoop Dogg, Brad Paisley, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Z-Trip, the Trackmasters, Tricky Stewart and more create a charity album for LL Cool J.
Livin' In a Pre-Gangsta's Paradise: 'Big Fun in the Big Town'
19 Jul 2012 // 6:10 PM
Hip-hop's bratty DIY ethos marks it as an urban doppelganger to punk rock.