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The Endless Life Cycle of Japanese City Pop

An American-influenced strain of vintage Japanese music has become a perennial cult hit online.

Steal this Dan or: Don’t Burn Bridgers

A screed on the memeification of music
Insufficient Fare

Inside the Dirty Business of Hit Songwriting

Singers have taken credit and royalties for songs they didn't write for decades

DMX Leaves a Legacy of Passion, Unparalleled Success, and Pain

The gruff-voiced MC helped changed the course of hip-hop in the late ’90s
The Ringer

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Vin Diesel, Arthur Russell and Me

Mixmaster Arthur Russell meets wannabe rapper Mark Sinclair (aka Vin Diesel). What could possibly go wrong?
Please Kill Me

The Soviet Union's Unofficial Music Journalism

A Short History Of Unofficial Music Journalism In The Soviet Union, 1977 - 1991
Music Journalism Insider

Genre Is Disappearing. What Comes Next?

As record stores close and streaming algorithms dominate, the identities that music fandom supplies are in flux.
The New Yorker

Are Old Rap MP3s Hip-Hop’s Hottest New Collectible?

A whole generation of classic hip-hop songs and mixtapes are not available on streaming services.

How Pandora Won Its Royalty Battle But Lost the War…

Pandora found a brilliant loophole with the recording industry, but it tied the company's future into a knot.

What Does Daft Punk Leave Behind?

The now-legendary French duo called it quits this week after years of silence.

Southern Hustle: Houston Hip-Hop and Chinese Chicken

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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