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The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014
14 Dec 2014 // 8:09 PM

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.

The Best Hip-Hop of 2012
11 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM

From riotous humor to sociopolitical commentary, hip-hop in 2012 gave us quality and variety.


Bring Back the Beat! What's Up with Hip-Hop Reissues?
22 Jun 2014 // 8:30 PM

The record industry makes huge efforts to reissue rock CDs, but nowhere near as much effort for hip-hop CDs.

It Ain't Hard to Tell: The Legacy of 'Illmatic'
19 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM

The "half-man, half-amazin'", Nas' persona is part myth and part "everyday kid" from the Queensbridge projects.


Various Artists: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
26 Jul 2012 // 5:05 PM

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

Nas: Life Is Good (take one)
16 Jul 2012 // 5:10 PM

Nas tries to power through uneven production with fiery raps, but the sad truth is that the self-conscious way Life is Good is put together undermines his energy and intention.


Nas feat. Amy Winehouse - "Cherry Wine" (video)
3 Oct 2012 // 12:25 AM

Nas has released a video for "Cherry Wine" featuring vocals from the late, great Amy Winehouse. Great mix.

Nas and Damien Marley - Distant Relatives (video)
26 Jan 2010 // 3:00 AM

One is arguably the most iconic lyricist in rap history; the other is a reggae star and the son of a legendary musician/activist (Bob


Rolling with the punches, Nas rises to the challenges
18 Jul 2012 // 11:10 PM

It’s easy to get a sense of how the rapper Nas has seen himself over the years by noting his choice of album cover

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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