Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Was Hip-Hop’s Greatest Poet of Fear

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The Trouble with Building a Rock-Writing Canon

New Yorker 8 June 2017

Sgt. Pepper Came Out 50 Years Ago This Week. The Timing Was As Perfect As the Album.

Slate 24 May 2017

The Cavs and Warriors Are Undefeated, but the NBA Playoffs Belong to Isaiah Thomas

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Drake’s More Life Is Drake’s Best Album Because It Has the Least Drake

Slate 22 March 2017

Chuck Berry Didn’t Just Invent Rock and Roll. He Perfected It.

Slate 19 March 2017

Could Anti-Trump Americans Make YG’s “FDT (F— Donald Trump)” the No. 1 Song in the Country?

Slate 22 February 2017

How and Why to Root for the New England Patriots in the Age of Trump

Slate 3 February 2017

My Two Favorite Albums of the Year Came From the Same City

Slate 29 December 2016

Wonder Week Is a Toast to StevieÐand All the Artists Who Inspire Us

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The Greatest Creative Run in the History of Popular Music

Slate 18 December 2016

This New Doc About the Invention That Changed Music Is a Must-Watch for Music Nerds

Slate 16 December 2016

On A Tribe Called Quest’s First Album in 18 Years, Its Music Is, Amazingly, as Timely as Ever

Slate 14 November 2016

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant Are the Brangelina of the NBA

Slate 7 November 2016

Danny Brown’s New Album Is One of the Best of the YearÑand One of the Most Frightening

Slate 7 October 2016

How the Rolling Stones, a Band Obsessed With Black Musicians, Helped Make Rock a White Genre

Slate 6 October 2016

What Luke Cage Takes From the Blaxploitation Genre

Slate 3 October 2016

The New De La Soul Album Is Exactly What You Expected: I.E., Not at All What You Expected

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I Love the Weirdo Misfits of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team

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How The Get Down Botches Hip-Hop History

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