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Tha Carter IV, And Why LIL WAYNE vs. JAY-Z Needs To Happen…

If you ask me, this needs to happen. Just compare the aesthetic of Watch The Throne with the sound of Tha Carter IV. It’s opulence vs. simplicity. Grand statements vs. stream-of-conscience flow. The seasoned veteran vs. the ambitious youngster. A Young Money vs. Roc Nation battle would perfectly capture a growing generational gap within the Hip Hop community.

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WATCH THE THRONE, And Why Jay-Z and Mitt Romney Have A LOT In Common

I doubt Mitt Romney understands the plight of the underprivileged. And I couldn’t tell you if he likes Black people, either. But if he’s a Hip Hop fan, I bet he’ll love Watch The Throne. Because Mitt Romney and Jay-Z actually have a lot in common.

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Jay-Z and Kanye’s Out-Of-Touch, Wealth-Obsessed, Culturally-Irrelevant “Otis”

“Otis” is shallow, materialistic, wealth-worshiping nonsense. And if this “luxury rap” style is going to define Watch The Throne, Yeezy and Jigga might reemerge from their luxurious, million-dollar mansions in the sky to find themselves irrelevant to a culture founded on its ability to resonate with the common man.

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Does It Matter If Beyonce’s 4 Flops?

I think 4 is an amazing album. But pop stars are called “pop stars” because they make music that’s POPular. For a big budget, worldwide pop superstar, the point is to sell records, not impress music nerds like myself.

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Well this is awkward…

Sunday night a two-hour Chris Brown commercial the BET Awards happened. Despite a comical performance from Kevin Hart, the most memorable moment of the show was the slip-up of the fan chosen to present the Viewers Choice Award. Rocsi and Terrance (there to provide moral support in what can be a nerve wracking moment), were […]

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An Open Letter To Chris Brown

But how long do you think this can last, Chris? You can’t play the villain forever. Eventually, you’re going to have to come to terms with what happened three years ago. Or at the very least stop being so fucking annoying.

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The Enduring Power of Tupac Shakur

His work spoke truth to a racist, capitalistic power structure, while at the same time attempting to usurp and dominate that structure with its own values and tools.That is why Tupac’s music was so powerful and dangerous. There will never be another like him.

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Beyonce’s “4″: THE REVIEW

Beyonce she makes this shit look easy on 4; these are soulful, rollicking, and relentlessly charismatic performances that could only be turned in by an artist that is 100% confident and comfortable in her own skin. 4 is what happens when a great artist has nothing left to prove. And it is a stunning album.

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Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video, and the Irrelevance of the Parents Television Council

At the end of the day, if you think your kid is going to try to emulate the “Man Down” video, then you need to have a long, long talk with your child. In the meantime, the Parents Television Council should to shut the fuck up, let artists be artists, and find a cause that actually matters.

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Lil Wayne Inexplicably Releases An Acoustic Ballad Called “How To Love,” And It Doesn’t Suck

Naturally, my initial reaction was utter horror. I listened to it a couple more times, and hated it even more. Then I listened to it again, and inexplicably came to the conclusion that “How To Love” is a nice song. A really nice song.

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