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2002 Stories by Tony Green

Archives: 2003 | 2002
  • Raphael Saadiq

    published August 1, 2002

    The very title of the genre "nu-soul" implies a lack of predecessors, at least none not named Gaye, Wonder, or Mayfield. This state of affairs... More >>

  • Big Moe

    published July 18, 2002

    Black male vocalists tend to break down into two camps nowadays. There are the sweet, almost-too-precious crooners like Musiq and Remy Shand. Then... More >>

  • Ying Yang Twins

    published July 4, 2002

    Hip-hop has always had a soft spot for outlandish, over-the-top antics. With that in mind, you kinda wonder why more artists don't take aim at... More >>

  • Bowl of Soul

    published June 6, 2002

    Okay, so there wasn't an overwhelming shout-out over the music on Memorial Day weekend; maybe the eclectic mix for the second annual Soul Beach... More >>

  • Keeping It True

    published April 11, 2002

    Hip-hoppers made their mark by fashioning art from unusual source material. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Slick Rick, one of the... More >>

  • Get Monked Up

    published April 11, 2002

    We're in a recession. We're coming out of a recession. We may never have been in a recession, just a slump. These are the kinds of conversations... More >>

  • Sporting Life

    published March 28, 2002

    Touring musicians, by the nature of their jobs, usually have a couple of ZIP discs' worth of colorful tales. That goes several times over for... More >>

  • Fear of the Flighty

    published March 14, 2002

    Nelly Furtado doesn't speak in words, phrases, or sentences. She speaks in salvos, cluster bombs. How does this fit in with her self-professed... More >>

  • Smooth Sax Played Hard

    published March 7, 2002

    Not everybody can say that they once had their pizza delivered by an acclaimed saxophonist. But then again the folks who populate the exclusive... More >>

  • The John Scofield Band

    published February 14, 2002

    Don't let the title of guitarist John Scofield's latest album fool you. Ditto for the hallucinogenic, Haight-Ashbury-inspired cover art. This... More >>

  • Divine Aspiration

    published January 24, 2002

    In the United Kingdom -- indeed throughout much of the European Union -- Craig David has been accused of, well, walking on water. His debut single... More >>

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