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When rappers ruin a pop song

November 24, 2012

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The formula for instant radio hit—pop song with one guest rap verse—may be at the end of its usefulness. At the very least, it’s hurting the quality of some songs, but maybe the artists just don’t care, since the brand name buzz of having X hip-hop artist on your track is worth the damage to […]

Divine Rhyme

March 20, 2010

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Recently I wrote a big feature for PopMatters.com about the young rapper Sam Adams, who I happen to have gone to high school with. You can find the article here or its slimmer, more Wayland-focused incarnation from The Wayland Town Crier newspaper here. Anyway, I began interviewing the kid and his management, and listening to […]