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2012 Rap Bracket: Elite Eight

We’re about halfway through the 2012 Rap Bracket, and 24 hip-hop stars have already been eliminated. Only eight remain: T.I. and B.o.B. from the South, The Game and Tyler, the Creator from the West, Jay-Z and Nas from the East, and Eminem and Kanye West in the Midwest. Upsets abounded in the last round. No. … Continue reading

The Rap Bracket: Sweet 16

The round of 32 is over in “The Rap Bracket,” and there were a couple major upsets. In the East region, No. 7 seed Nas took down No. 2 seed Drake. While voters were probably more focused on Nas’ career accomplishments and not on current relevance, the upset was not as egregious as No. 6 … Continue reading

March Madness: The 2012 Rap Bracket

It’s that time of year again. Every John Q is exiting his cubicle to head to the bar and watch the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with his buddies. The nation is in near-shutdown mode while our favorite annual sports fever—”March Madness”—is allowed to permeate our brains and make us so dependent … Continue reading

Best Songs of 2011: 31-40

40. “Discoverer” R.E.M.   Released March 7 on Collapse Into Now // In 2011, we saw R.E.M. throw in the towel after a 31-year career. I reminisced about their legacy and last single back in mid-October, but this song was their freshest of the year. In my mind, it was one of the only comprehensible tracks on … Continue reading

Jay-Z and Kanye West Are Coming To An Arena Near You

Two of hip-hop’s biggest stars will be touring the country together this fall in what will surely be one of the biggest rap spectacles in the past decade. Jay-Z and Kanye West, whose collaborative album Watch the Throne will be available online August 8, will hit the road on September 22 in Detroit for a … Continue reading

Q-Tip & Kanye West Tear Up Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

The seventh edition of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival might’ve been the best ever, mostly due to Q-Tip’s raucous headlining set, which featured Busta Rhymes, Black Thought and Kanye West. West was the final surprise in Tip’s show, entering the stage in the dying moments to perform three of his biggest hits: “Dark Fantasy”, “Can’t Tell … Continue reading

My 150 Favorite Albums of All-Time

Of everything that has changed or disappeared on the music landscape in the past 20 years, perhaps nothing has been so altered as the album. Gone are the days of platinum hits every other week. Gone are the mass trips to record stores to pick up the new compact discs. Gone are the times when … Continue reading

The Happy Playlist

Visiting a loved one’s grave. Being in a long-distance relationship. Reading the latest “Green Lantern” reviews. All of these things might make you sad. Like most normal people, you might turn to something to cheer you up: chocolate, a good book, or—my personal favorite—music. So, for all of you out there mourning over the fact … Continue reading

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