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Common: trying his best to stay out of a good beat's way; Credit: reason4rhymes.com

Fuck Guilty Pleasures: In Defense of Common

Rap only exists in extremes. Don't let the polite reviews of Lil Wayne's Carter IV fool you, for instance. It got lots of polite 6 out of 10s, but people hated that thing. History will invalidate it. There are three ways rap fans remember periods of an artist's career: 1......

Action Bronson: I Can't See Myself Wearing a Skirt or a Wig

One of hip-hop's do-no-wrong stories of 2012, Albanian Queens-native Action Bronson put out Blue Chips for free and followed it up with Rare Chandeliers last year. He signed to Vice Records and made countless critics' year-end lists flowing unpretentiously on typical rap fare (girls, chronic, hookers,) and his own (food,......
Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks Is a Genius, and He Revolutionized Nashville

Huey Lewis is a dick. It's not hip to be square -- it's square to be square, the thing that the hip will always fight against. Garth Brooks could never be hip, because he's a master of the square. And since as a music-loving society we're ready to admit in......
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Q&A: Perez Hilton On His New CD and the Music He Has Sex To

See also: Meet Iggy Azalea, the Street Smart Blonde Bombshell Behind "Pu$$y" Megalomaniacal Hollywood gossip blogger and one-time self-described "Queen of All Media" Perez Hilton's first CD compilation, Pop Up! #1, was released earlier this week on the Opus Label. As early as 2009, there was talk of Hilton getting......

Top Ten Sexiest Fat Chicks in Music

See also: Top 20 Sexiest Female Musicians of All Time: The Complete List I'm into fat chicks. I run a blog about this subject because, even though I'm not alone (oh, not even close) it's still rare for dudes to come out and say it. Last year, LA Weekly's sister......
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Ten Rap-Rock Songs That Are Actually Awesome

See also: Crazy Town's Shifty Shellshock Is Out of His Coma! Here's Everything You Need To Know About Him Rap-rock remains the coolest idea ever. You've just been scared off of it by the mountain of terrible rap-rock in existence. Here are ten songs that prove the Woodstock '99-tainted genre......
Travis Morrison: the kindest troll of all.

The Album Pitchfork Gave a 0.0 To Is Actually Really Good

In 2004, Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison released his somewhat-anticipated solo debut, Travistan to a few polite reviews (Blender, Spin, AV Club) and one notably different one. Won over to the Plan in 2003 by the best show I'd ever seen in my life (one of their last before retiring),......
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