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An American-influenced strain of vintage Japanese music has become a perennial cult hit online.
Singers have taken credit and royalties for songs they didn't write for decades
The gruff-voiced MC helped changed the course of hip-hop in the late ’90s
— The Ringer
This is my occasional request that if you (1) have a focused interest and (2) post regularly about it on…
Mixmaster Arthur Russell meets wannabe rapper Mark Sinclair (aka Vin Diesel). What could possibly go wrong?
— Please Kill Me
As record stores close and streaming algorithms dominate, the identities that music fandom supplies are in flux.
— The New Yorker
A whole generation of classic hip-hop songs and mixtapes are not available on streaming services.
Pandora found a brilliant loophole with the recording industry, but it tied the company's future into a knot.
The now-legendary French duo called it quits this week after years of silence.
Timmy Chan’s, memorialized in Houston’s hip-hop scene, was opened by Alana Dao’s Chinese immigrant grandparents.
— Bitter Southerner
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