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The Evolution of Hip Hop & Indie Rap

November 21st, 2011 | by Hunter Schwarz

In the ‘00s, hip-hop exerted a powerful influence over the rest of popular music. Things have changed, however, and hip-hop is now the one taking the cues — most notably from indie rock


Leonard Cohen: Power of “The Partisan”

June 10th, 2011 | by Jim Dalrymple

In 2009, journalist Maziar Bahari was captured and tortured in Iran. Last year after the ordeal, he told NPR that he played Leonard Cohen songs repeatedly in his mind to cope. Find out what it is about the Canadian singer-songwriter's music that made such an impact


The Lonely Music Videos of Beyoncé Knowles

May 26th, 2011 | by Jim Dalrymple

Beyoncé is vocally and physically one of the most beautiful people in the world and seems to have the “Midas touch” when it comes to producing chart-topping singles — which, in contrast, makes her lacking music video quality all the more strange


Should Musicians Cut Out Sexuality?

May 24th, 2011 | by Jim Dalrymple

Should all media be children's media just because some kid somewhere might possibly see it someday? Donny Osmond apparently thinks so. Lady Gaga, not so much. Whose side are you on



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