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  • 4 years ago | Concert Reviews

    Sharpless (+ Better than: Reminiscing about Suck.com's takedown of Yum-Yum. The all-ages scene is born from the necessities of talented kids seeking venues their peers can actually visit as much as anything. And the DIY schtick at best is just fol...

  • 10 years ago

    Trina sent out her epochal 2002 Diamond Princess to—among others—skeezers, bitches, 'hos, players, dykes, divas, housewives, and gold diggers. Though she asked if we all knew what Miami was really like, the album preferred to offer a hus...

  • 10 years ago

    Like fellow riddim & blues artist Sasha, Rihanna drops in and out of patois accidentally on purpose, usually coincident with the comings and goings of '80s synth-pop delirium. Unlike Sasha, it's hard to tell how much she's copping generically Midd...

  • 11 years ago

    When you buy a guest rapper you rent an image. So when Jenny came from the Block, she kept it real with Jadakiss's crew the Lox. But she coulda brought the D-Block or the Ruff Ryders, coz Jadakiss collects posses like his girls keep jewelry. Bette...

  • 11 years ago

    It's striking that Royce Da 5'9" 's latest album has no room for hating on usual targets like women, gays, or wack MCs. Instead: you, Eminem, Dre, 50 Cent, Jews, himself. He inhabits a strange moral universe, one where "if I wasn't a real n---a th...

  • 11 years ago

    Franz Ferdinand are a popular band who I like OK, but not many people know it is also the name of a famous Archduke in Austria who was killed and so started World War I. They called it the Great War, even though it was bad, because they didn't kno...