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Features

Wednesday, July 18 2007

Part 4: Heaven 17 to N.W.A. (1981-1988)

Sarcasm, irony, tongue-in-cheek, parody. Thumb your nose at 'em. Flip 'em the finger. Plug in the amp and blast 'em. That oughta kick 'em outta their apathy and get their asses shakin'! And more thoughts on motivational music.


Columns

Sunday, January 18 2009

Seven Ways to Detox

It's 2009, and that means it has now been a full decade since Dr. Dre's last official release. Here are some suggestions for survival while you continue to await his long-gestating follow-up, Detox.


Reviews

Thursday, July 26 2012

Various Artists: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

Soundtrack makes for a pretty good listen, but doesn't live up to its audacious subtitle.


Thursday, December 6 2007

N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton: 20th Anniversary Edition

Straight Outta Compton is one of the single most important albums of the last 25 years and its influence cannot readily be overstated.


Monday, April 29 2002

N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton


Blogs

Friday, December 7 2012

Counterbalance No. 109: N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton'

This week's LP is expressin' with its full capabilities. It's not livin' in correctional facilities, though, it's the 109th most acclaimed album of all time. A West Coast masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.


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