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2008 Stories by Ben Detrick

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  • Back to the Strip Club With T-Pain

    published November 12, 2008

    Despite his robotic voice, T-Pain is more human than most of his chiseled, bland, and utterly interchangeable peers in modern r&b. The former... More >>

  • Streets Is Watching (PBS)

    published October 8, 2008

    Mike Skinner's 2002 bedroom-rap debut, Original Pirate Material, presented life in Birmingham, UK, as a dreary fluctuation between... More >>

  • T.I. Says So Long to the Gun Show

    published October 1, 2008

    T.I.'s last album, T.I. vs. T.I.P., focused on the uninteresting duality of being both a menacing street dude and a successful pop star.... More >>

  • Young Jeezy Tackles Our Wintry Economic Climate

    published September 10, 2008

    Fuck Huey Long: Young Jeezy is the master of populism. Here's a self-made millionaire who empathizes with the day-to-day troubles of the... More >>

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