Growing Up Hip-Hop

by Scott F. Parker ___ My parents didn’t pay any attention to what music I was listening to in middle school. But if they had, and if they’d objected, I would have rolled my eyes. I was twelve years old for god’s sake. There was nothing wrong with The Chronic. No reason not to sing... Continue Reading →

Raging Pain as Musical Comic Book: Ramones

by E. John Winner 1. Popular music has become a swamp, with sinkholes and tangled underbrush. Every musical form can now be considered a “niche” music - not a shading along a spectrum, but a patch in a crazy quilt of vaguely related or wholly unrelated sound and lyrical stylings. Strangely, it was once possible... Continue Reading →

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