PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.
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.
As a biopic, as a social commentary, as a reminder of our current cultural limits and liabilities, you couldn't ask for a better film.
The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.