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The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 5)

Part five of the Most Memorable Albums of 1999 is highlighted by the political rock of Rage Against the Machine and Joe Strummer, as well as major league hip-hop from Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, and Jay-Z.

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2Pac ft. Dr. Dre - "California Love" (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"California Love" is what you get when you mix one of the greatest West Coast rappers with West Coast's greatest producer, and then bring in funk legend Roger Troutman for safe measure.

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Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Speculating on the nominees' odds in a dozen big categories.

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'Straight Outta Compton' and the Cyclical Nature of Hollywood: An Interview With Bill Straus

Straight Outta Compton is one of the biggest movies of 2015, and Bill Straus, who got his start as a production assistant on Boyz n the Hood, was essential to making it happen. He shares his journey here.

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Dr. Dre: Compton (take 2)

After 15 years of largely playing mentor to developing artists, Dr. Dre makes a triumphant 11th hour solo return.

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Dr. Dre: Compton

A rapper/producer that started in the '80s raps and produces a surprisingly good album three decades later.

Music

Dr. Dre's New Album 'Compton' Is a Master Class in Music, Culture, Business

Dre’s Compton, his first album since 1999, offered a different kind of entertainment but sparked just as much buzz on social media by a devoted following that stretches from teens to fiftysomethings.

Randall Roberts
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Counterbalance No. 115: Dr. Dre’s 'The Chronic'

It's like this and like that and like this and uh, Dr. Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom to deliver the 115th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Deeez Nuuuts!

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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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Coachella 2012: Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre + Real Estate + Santigold

Coachella streamed live this past weekend and here you can catch entire sets sets from hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, indie rockers Real Estate, and Santigold.

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All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - "When the Levee Breaks"

At the end of Led Zeppelin's masterpiece lies a doomy, bottom-heavy monster that connects the dots between the blues and heavy metal--and provided dozens of hip-hop artists with the perfect drum track to sample.

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Watch: Video for Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor"

Dr. Dre and Axl Rose might actually have been cut from the same artistic cloth.

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Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

Music

Hip-Hop Storytellers: The Vignette

"That story is over, but my rhyme ain't done." Vignettes are important tools in hip-hop's rich and plentiful storytelling tradition.

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It Was Only Yesterday L.A. Went Up in Flames

Langston Hughes’ proverbial California raisin in the sun exploded to a funky beat. I stared blankly past the familiar storefronts, into a world I could barely grasp. How civil a society was it that my daughter was about to join?

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50 Cent: Before I Self Destruct

One might think that the worst outcome for an artist like 50 Cent would be to alienate enough people to render himself completely alone in the music industry.

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Eminem: Relapse

Some people grow up, and others just get older. Em may be closing in on 40, but his rhymes are more immature than ever. It's getting sad -- Flava Flav sad.

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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.

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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.

Music

Timbaland: Shock Value

The man who calls himself Thomas Crown steps into the spotlight for an above-average pop album that could have been so much more.

Music

Snoop Dogg: Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Snoop Dogg invites a bunch of friends to the studio, records a small army of songs, accomplishes not much of anything.

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The Show (1995)

'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Wash (2001)

Snoop makes an excellent Mean Face, snarling as he guns his fantastically acrobatic low-rider's engine.

Cynthia Fuchs
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