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Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

The Unlikely Influence of Schoolhouse Rock! on Hip-Hop

How an animated educational children’s TV show from the late 1970s inspired artists from De La Soul to MF Doom… — Red Bull Music Academy Daily

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a… — NPR

Can small businesses survive on the internet?

Hype Machine, a small but beloved music streaming site, attempts a comeback without selling out. — The Outline

The final bar? How gentrification threatens America's music cities

Austin, Nashville and New Orleans have thrived on the success of vibrant music scenes. But as rents rise and noise… — The Guardian

An Elegy for 'The Hood'

The death of the rapper Prodigy raises a few questions: Is “the hood” over—and why did we ever need it… — CityLab

The Secret Lives of Playlists

What are we looking at when we open Spotify? How did it get there, and on whose dime? — Watt


Franz Liszt gets the ladies in a tizzy. — Lapham's Quarterly

How Franz Liszt Became The World's First Rock Star

When you think of rock n' roll, Franz Liszt might not be the first name that comes to mind. — NPR

Who is pop's biggest star?

We no longer know who the biggest pop star in the world is — Quartz

How African med students created a new genre of Cuban…

First came the students and their favorite afropop sounds, then came bakosó. — The Outline

The art of DJing: Anthony Parasole

The New York DJ opens and closes Berghain. — Resident Advisor

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