As you might have noticed, Kanye West's feverishly anticipated Yeezus arrives today. If you're reading this, chances are you were aware that Yeezus leaked last Friday, and maybe you've already been listening to it obsessively all weekend. Maybe you found a way to work "Hurry up with my damn croissan ... More >>
If you pay attention to the Rap Internet, you are probably up to your elbows in people slinging the term "Appropriation" around, mostly in the context of the Harlem Shake meme. Even more loosely, people have been talking about what the idea of "ownership" in hip-hop actually, like, means these days. ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and BeyoncĂ© are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
Class Trumps Race in Eminem's '8 Mile'
Nervous Rhythms, Chopped-Up Language, Thumping Slapstick Pop