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Emmylou Harris – Old Yellow Moon

Emmylou Harris’ shimmering, yearning soprano is one of the great voices in music. Long before it is a country song, or a sad song, anything she sings is an Emmylou Harris song. Yet at the same time, curiously, the Alabama native is a singer whose best moments come in partnership. And on Old Yellow Moon, in that potentially hokiest of ...

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Mixtape Primer: Reviewing Kendrick Lamar's Pre-Fame Output

Kendrick Lamar is the rare musician to enjoy being called the “greatest rapper alive,” a testament to his uncanny power as a verbal pugilist, his intoxicatingly complex lyrical themes and no small amount of pop savvy. But the MC didn’t emerge as a fully formed virtuoso. Instead, much like Jay Z in the years before his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, ...

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Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove

Funkadelic’s 10th album and their commercial breakthrough, One Nation Under a Groove was the starting point for many British listeners. An underground delicacy stateside since 1970, the group had yet to enjoy much popularity in the UK. But by 78, the Funkadelic part of leader George Clinton’s P-Funk mothership had travelled from being an acid-drenched funk-rock ensemble to something resembling ...

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Vic Mensa Barely Dodges Death In His ‘Rage’ Video

Ahead of the release of his debut album, The Autobiography, Vic Mensa is warning fans that he has an important, intense story to tell. The Chicago native has unleashed the gripping video for “Rage,” which recounts Mensa’s struggles with addiction, mental health, and legal woes. Those battles are played out in a fiery plane crash in the video, as Mensa’s ...

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