Tag: hip hop
Zakiya Harris: Please Sample ResponsiblyMay 2016
On Music: The burden and blessing of sampling in hip-hop.
Lincoln Michel: Lush RotMarch 2014
American South: Flannery O’Connor, True Detective, Southern hip-hop, and the gnarled roots of Southern Gothic.
Andrew Ridker: Profane Fruit – On Kanye, Yeezus, and the Sanctity of SoundJuly 2013
An irreverent sample of “Strange Fruit” would signify a takedown of not only a great American jazz standard, but of a crucial civil rights work as well. You can probably tell what’s coming next.
Leah Carroll: R. Kelly’s (Sexy, Religious) Hysterical RealismJuly 2012
In his new memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, the king of R&B reminisces about busking and childhood tragedy, and explains why he is always gonna keep lovin’ on you.
Lucy McKeon: The Art of RapJuly 2012
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap explores hip hop’s past but skims over important questions about its present.