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REVIEW: Kanye West — "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (Roc-A-Fella)

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Every super hero needs a theme song. And a super villain to fight against.

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REVIEW: Shad — "TSOL" (Black Box Recordings/Decon)

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p5rn7vb Hip hop you can easily bump in the car with the kids, enjoy it and not feel like you’re poisoning impressionable minds.

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REVIEW: Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber – "Becoming Jimi Hendrix"

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A recent book on the rock icon brings his humanity to the fore.

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REVIEW: Lizz Wright – "Fellowship" (Verve Forecast)

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Think of it as a gospel album and you’ll miss the point entirely.

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REVIEW: Tricky — "Mixed Race" (Domino)

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Tricky’s eighth album is a dark, tense romp, and at times cinematic.

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REVIEW: Lightspeed Champion — "Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You" (Domino)

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Devonte Hynes’ literate melange of pop, rock and classical touches.

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REVIEW: The King Meets The President In Africa

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Something to start your weekend off on the good foot.

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REVIEW: Tamar-Kali — "Black Bottom"

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Black Bottom is an exhilarating, cathartic rock n roll tour de force. Find out why.

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REVIEW: Bettye LaVette @ The Highline Ballroom — 5/26/10

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Contributor Earl Douglas writes: “To put it bluntly, when Bettye LaVette sings your song, it’s not yours anymore.”

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REVIEW: Janelle Monae — "The ArchAndroid"

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  @janellemonae Many of us have waited almost three years since Janelle Monae's EP Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase was released.  Along the way, we've been thrilled at her live shows by her unbridled energy.  She's someone who leaves it all on the stage. But, I always wondered how she'd follow the EP […]

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Fear Of A Black President

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Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

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p5rn7vb A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

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In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

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A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

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So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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