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*** (of 4) One of the ironically timeless issues with the rap genre is how its artists deal with aging. Rockers can gracefully mature with time, or, in the case of the Rolling Stones, just never ever ever ever go away. But in hip-hop, whose topics...
Tags: The Rolling Stones (music group), Nas, Lil Wayne, T.I., R. Kelly
** 1/2 (out of four) Rockie Fresh likes cars. He likes buying cars ("In 2013/I plan to buy too many cars"). He likes talking about cars. He likes driving cars, and he likes driving metaphors: both of his higher-profile mixtape releases were named as...
There's a question that someone paying close attention to contemporary pop music would not be considered crazy for asking: What's with all the shouting? Seemingly all of a sudden, bands have been having success punctuating their tunes with "hos" and...
RedEyeAs far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a meme. To me, a meme was bigger than being president of the United States. It meant you stood for something. So a couple of days ago, I come back into work after getting a coffee. Deadspin proceeds...
Tags: Sports, Bars and Clubs, ABC (tv network), Football, Mardi Gras
Never before has an interview subject assumed/joked that RedEye was a communist newspaper. Fans of Boots Riley’s veteran, socially conscious hip-hop act The Coup probably won’t be surprised that he mentioned it. “Do people assume that...
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
Zero stars (out of four) For what it's worth, metal really turns in a top-notch performance in “The Collection.” Among countless, insanely intricate killing devices, not one malfunctions. They brutally punish every human in sight, with each...
RedEyeTumblr Thursday has been coming to you in the paper for awhile now, so it seemed like about time that this list make its way to the Internet, for your convenience, of course. Some of these are a little old hat now, but they're all important to remember....
Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...
Tom Krell is no stranger to pain. The musician, who records and performs under the name How to Dress Well, penned much of his sophomore album, the aptly titled "Total Loss," while struggling with weighty issues like self-doubt, depression and death....
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Steelers lost here to a really bad Cleveland Browns team on a frigid December Thursday night in 2009. It was their fifth consecutive defeat and left them with a 6-7 record. Nose tackle Casey Hampton put their playoff chances into perspective. "This...
For RedEyeLiterary fisticuffs abound at Write Club, where opponents duke it out with lightning-fast essays on pre-assigned, opposing topics. But is it really literature as blood sport? "The stakes are real," says founder and self-proclaimed overlord Ian Belknap....
Tags: Dave Chappelle , Jon Stewart, Sarah Vowell, Arts and Culture, Artists
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