Jonah Weiner

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    December 22, 2011

    Underwhelmed And Overstimulated, Part The Sixth: Was 2011 The Best Year For Women In Music Ever?

    ​Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, with contributions from Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph, continues. Follow along here. Hi again everyone, Sure, there was lots of great music put out by women this year—my Pazz and Jop top tens will ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Reba McEntire Sings Beyoncé and 5 Other Cross-Genre Covers Done in Earnest

    Reba McEntire's new album, All the Women I Am, features a spirited rendition of Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy," which you can hear above, and which got us thinking again about the tricky nature of cross-genre cover songs. McEntire remains true to the song's melody, save the addition of her country tw ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Live from Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos

    Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'

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    August 25, 2010

    How Kanye West's Twitter Killed Music Magazines

    ​Today, Slate posts "an all-access, totally non-exclusive interview with the would-be king of hip-hop," Kanye West. The conceit is as follows: though the rapper stopped giving many interviews in the aftermath of his mother's death, in 2007, he's lately been on "a new-media-heavy promo offensiv ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Programming Note: SOTC on WNYC's Soundcheck Today, Talking Juggalos

    Camille wouldn't let us use a photo of her in full juggalo facepaint. Credit: Nate "Igor" Smith​Last week our own Camille Dodero staggered back into the office, having barely survived four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Now, later today, she'll be on WNYC's Soundcheck, discussing the o ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Why You Hate Drake, and Why You're Wrong About Hating Drake

    ​By now it's clear that Drake's Thank Me Later, which comes out today, is pretty much the most polarizing record in rap since Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreaks--more so, even, since Kanye was a well-established and loved artist making his fourth record, where Drake, at 23, is a relative newcomer ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Rufus Wainwright on 50 Cent: "I Know He's Gay"

    ​When not explicating the mores of the Insane Clown Posse to befuddled internet denizens, critic and SOTC pal Jonah Weiner has an entertaining sideline asking musicians ridiculous questions for Details. Like this one, posed to cabaret icon Rufus Wainwright: "You own lederhosen custom-made by a ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Once More, From the Trenches: One Sometime Employee's Blender Sendoff

    Robert Christgau, who needs no introduction around here, and who was lately employed (among a few other notable outlets) by the now-deceased Blender as a contributing editor, chucks a few more words in the direction of Alpha Media's rapidly departing back. The part about the magazine (Marks and Levy ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    How Will Obama's Presidency Change Hip-Hop?

    So goes the headline on a smart Slate piece by Jonah Weiner about rap and Obama. Smart because it neatly grasps the theoretical implications an Obama win has for hip-hop. Weiner's crucial graf: Obama's rise might weaken the position of those less explicitly political MCs, for instance, who rap abou ... More >>

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    February 3, 2004

    On Da Corner Worldwide

    Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People

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    July 15, 2003
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    February 4, 2003