Dan Leroy

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  • 6 years ago

    Hip-hop isn't dead, and here are 2009's ten best albums

  • 7 years ago

    Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak (Def Jam) West's fourth album almost completely dispensed with rapping, thereby perplexing and vexing scores of fans and supporters. The music itself was low-key, chilly techno that featured West's Auto-Tuned croon a...

  • 8 years ago

    Name a pop music A-lister, and he or she has either worked with Pharrell Williams or probably wants to. Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Madonna all fall into the first category. Need more proof? But as he has trans...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    In a recent interview, Wyclef Jean summed up, in just a few words, the very thing fans both admire and abhor about the former Fugee. Bubbling over with understandable enthusiasm for Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant, the star-studded seque...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Duran Duran had two options when it set out to make Red Carpet Massacre, its first album in four years: Try to reclaim New Wave disco from contemporary disciples like the Killers, or go for the commercial gusto by teaming with a red-hot producer. ...

  • 9 years ago

    It was, according to no less an authority than the New York Times, the year rap went regional. There was plenty of recent evidence to support this claim, beginning with the suddenly paltry record sales by some of hip-hop's heaviest weights. There ...


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