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  • 13 days ago | Hip-Hop

    In February of 2004, Chappelle's Show introduced a skit called "A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon." In his first appearance, Dave Chappelle's Lil Jon checks in for a flight and responds to questions from an airline agent with modified versions of th...

  • 1 month ago | Music Reviews

    In the late Eighties and early Nineties, mutts thrived in New York. Bands like Curlew, Mofongo, The Scene Is Now, and V-Effect were descendants of all countries and none. Their music held traces of jazz harmony, prog-rock structures, the unpredict...

  • 13 years ago

    The truth is so boring you'll walk home three blocks out of your way to stop the routine from eating you alive. You want something new under your pillow. You backhand sleep, overvalue insomnia, and get confused. You mistake genre for genius. And y...

  • 13 years ago

    From: Alex Wallace [] Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 2:05 p.m. To: Tracey Subject: Killing Joke Is MY NEW SHIT Remember last week when my mom said "New York my ass! Killing Joke did this in 1980!"? She played us "Cha...

  • 13 years ago

    Not race men enough for rock en español hardliners, too obstructive for Starbucks comps, and too smiley for the alt crowd, Café Tacuba would have to make big changes to become the Next Cosa Grande. While watching them headline the Wa...

  • 14 years ago

    There was an empty field before Led Zeppelin planted their flag. Somebody else could have done it. The advent of rugged English amplification in the early '60s opened the door, and oodles of British people were in love with American r&b. (See also...


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