Oliver Wang

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  • 11 years ago

    Finesse isn't M.O.P.'s strong suit, but what the Brooklyn duo lack in subtlety, they make up in volume. Since 1993, rappers Billy Danze and Lil' Fame have been splitting eardrums with blaring anthems like "How About Some Hardcore" and "Ante Up." T...

  • 12 years ago

    Ovid got it wrong about Icarus. When the Roman poet immortalized the boy who flew too high, he meant to offer a cautionary tale against hubris. Generations have since assumed that Icarus fucked up by reaching too far, yet his fall became legend. N...

  • 12 years ago

    It all began in the spring. First, producer 9th Wonder remixed Nas's recent God's Son album, titling it God's Stepson. That inspired Soul Supreme to create Soulmatic, a revisiting of Nas's 2001 Stillmatic; soon after, MF Doom remade Nas's Nastrada...

  • 13 years ago

    Reminiscing on his youth, Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels told Yes Yes Y'all authors Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn: "I was going to Rice High School, 124th Street in Harlem, and all through my school, tapes was flowing the way albums would flow and ...

  • 16 years ago

    As it seems to have done every decade since its birth in the '60s, funk is making another resurgence into the American soundscape. However, unlike the sound strip-mined by rap and r&b producers, this is funk whose legacies are found only on forgot...


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