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Dr. Dre’s Detox is hip hop’s Atlantis, a genius at his highest levels crafting a perfect, utopian work of art that most likely doesn’t exist. Most likely, which is to say there’s a chance that the final copy of Detox is sitting in a vault somewhere in California. But it most likely doesn’t exist. Every … Read moreDr. Dre’s Buried Treasure: Detox
Jay-Z once bragged about how he held us down for six summers – and that was back in 2001. To put that into perspective, there was no Twitter, no hashtags, no smartphones. You could argue that the most consistent cultural presence in the last 15 years has been Jay-Z (or Pharrell). Is three tours in one … Read moreJay-Z, and the Second Life of Hip Hop’s Golden Age
With Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA, we examine Sterling’s history of racial discrimination based on housing practices and lawsuits
On Friday, April 25, Leonore Draper died in Chicago. I’ve known her almost 15 years and was in her wedding. For various reasons, each of us has thanked the other for saving our lives. This is what I offered in her memory at her memorial service in Houston. Just thought this was something some of … Read moreFor Leonore