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The Gwyneth Paltrow “Niggas” Flap: Is It Ever OK for White People To Use the Word?
LMFAO: Ostensible Heterosexuals Whirling Their Schlongs With Winning Camaraderie
The More I Listen to Lana Del Rey’s Album, the More I Like It
Why Rick Ross’ Fans Don’t Care That He’s Not Really a Gangster
Music Club 2011: The Rise of the Stutter in Pop Music
The Strategic Usefulness of Misogyny In Hip-Hop
Stop Making Fun of Miley Cyrus’ Protest Song
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The Improbable, Unstoppable Success of Rihanna
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Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The A Tribe Called Quest documentary, reviewed.
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Tyler, the Creator’s cynical shtick.
The Man vs. Anchorman 2: Will Ferrell Speaks
David Grann of The New Yorker: Why his storytelling is so irresistible.
James Blake’s debut album, James Blake, reviewed.
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