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In a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold). By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...
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A lucky bounce and a veteran official's snap judgment were all that separated Virginia Tech and Boston College on Saturday. The basketball and the whistle went the Hokies' way. "You win a game like that, and it gives you a chance to have a special...
Pop & HissIn the new film ‘Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,’ Ice-T reels in artists like Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem to tell the story of hip-hop’s gritty beginnings....
Pop & HissChuck Brown, the "king of go-go music," has died in Washington D.C. The musician, whose work with big band funk in the 1970s and '80s was influential both as a bandleader and as inspiration on early electronic dance music. Times pop music critic Randall...
Pop & HissOthers to be inducted include the Beastie Boys, Donovan, Laura Nyro, the Small Faces and Don Kirshner. Among those that didn't make the cut: the Cure, Donna Summer. Three musical iron fists meet a pair of velvet gloves as Guns......
Lehigh Valley MusicThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame. The hall announced its 2012 inductees today, and some of its choices are beyond the usually shake-your-head-it’s-so-bad choice of putting ABBA in a couple......
Pop & HissRemembering Jimmy Castor, who died on Monday. His funk music in the 1970s was odd and inspired, and hip hop and electronic dance music producers sampled it generously....
Lehigh Valley MusicThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its latest nominees, and several have played the Lehigh Valley recently. And deserve to be inducted. And some don't. Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, who both played Bethlehem’s Musikfest......
Pop & HissRock Hall of Fame's 2012 induction nominees include Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rock Hall's Inductee announcement is expected in December....
Pop & HissOld schoolâs in session as Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest party likes itâs 1993 at San Bernardinoâs hip-hop hoedown. For a large swath of its audience, hip-hopâs center of gravity will always stay moored in 1993......
Pop & HissIn the early hours Thursday (last night if you're on Pacific time), Mary Anne Hobbs broadcast the final show of her 14-year career with BBC Radio 1. Aided by special guests Hyperdub artists and dubstep breakout stars Kode9 and Burial,......
Pop & HissAt its most elemental, the vocoder is an instrument of deception. A mode for veiled communication -- slang in binary code. The U.S and Russian militaries used it to compress and encrypt speech to elude enemy interception, but it soon......
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