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Music, All Shook Down Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk…
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Calendar, Night&Day R.I.P. JMJ


He'll be remembered for his positive attitude, his incredible musical skill, and, of course, his Adidas. But we don't mean to sound flip. Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay was shot two years ago in his Queens music studio, when he…
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In the first hours after Run-D.M.C.'s DJ Jam Master Jay passed away last month, mourners huddled in front of the studio where he was shot, trying to put the tragic event into perspective. Public Enemy's Chuck D, whose greatest skill…
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Music, Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

The debate about whether or not a scratch DJ is a "real" musician should be over by now. It's been well over 20 years since Grandmaster Flash first started working over the instrumental sides of disco 12-inches at Bronx block…
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Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. didn't invent rap's lyrical art form, nor did they perfect it -- they just made it famous. With the help of DJ Jam Master Jay, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels created a revolution in the '80s,…
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