White people and their sometimes-problematic place in hip-hop culture have been in the news recently. At The New Republic last week Dave Bry mulled Chief Keef and whether it's ok for white music critics to like violent rap, while we wrote about white entertainers who think they have a pass to say th ... More >>
See also: Fuck Guilty Pleasures: Limp Bizkit Had An Amazing Run It's confirmed: The Limp Bizkit-on-Cash Money era is upon us, whatever that might entail. We know because last week at the Laundry Bar in Melbourne, Austrailia, Bizkit/House of Pain turntabilist DJ Lethal spun "Ready to Go," the world ... More >>
Frank OceanLast week we were supposed to get the major label release of Odd Future cohort Frank Ocean's debut project, nostalgia, ULTRA, previously a mixtape. Unfortunately, the suits at Def Jam have apparently stricken it from the upcoming-release schedule, with Ocean reacting by releasing t ... More >>
Top 5 Cover Songs By Chuck E. Cheese's Animatronic Band
If we're talking black and white, and we are, then Georgia's Bubba Sparxxx, who plays at the Knitting Factory tonight, is worth mentioning. You might from Sparxxx from his far-from-enlightened ode to ass, "Ms. New Booty" (though we do appreciate that Sparxxx addresses said Booty with the respectful, ... More >>
Also, Amadou & Mariam,The Pains of Being Pure, Jason Collett, The Smithereens, and others.
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