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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

This Week: Left Shark is a Legend, Kanye West is "About to Spazz" and Morrissey Ditches Iceland

"It is a hundred times harder a dream than the dream that I dreamt when I was nine. You think you signed up for one thing, but you automatically sign up for a hundred others. And that is why you…
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Music, All Shook Down G.O.O.D. Music's <i>Cruel Summer</i>: A First Listen

G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer: A First Listen

Kanye West has officially become the bad guy, people. He's rich, he's rude, he's entitled, he's a rock 'n' roll legend who's awaiting a legit artistic backlash any year now, and he's also a smart businessperson. After Taylor Swift-gate and…
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Music, Hear This Hood Internet: Show Preview

Hood Internet: Show Preview

Nothing in this world is certain except death, taxes, and the Internet's boner for mash-ups. Hit YouTube this instant and you'll find remixes involving Lana Del Rey and The Notorious B.I.G., Willow Smith and Devo, Tupac and dialogue from The…
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Music, Hear This Raekwon: Show Preview

Raekwon: Show Preview

If you ever require solid proof of Raekwon's care for his craft, dig into "C.R.E.A.M.," from Wu-Tang Clan's agile 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Early into the track, the Clan's resident Chef is dispensing slang-heavy, machismo-laced life advice…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rhyme Master Run Amok

Rhyme Master Run Amok

If you ever require solid proof of Raekwon's care for his craft, dig into "C.R.E.A.M.," from Wu-Tang Clan's agile 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Early into the track, the Clan's resident Chef is dispensing slang-heavy, machismo-laced life advice…
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Music, All Shook Down Wu-Tang Clan Rocks A Cutely Dressed Mezzanine Crowd, Eventually

Wu-Tang Clan Rocks A Cutely Dressed Mezzanine Crowd, Eventually

Wu-Tang Clan Là the Darkman Mean Doe Green DJ M-Rock Thursday, December 2, 2010 @ Mezzanine Better than: Being packed into a hot, wobbly sweatbox for any other conceivable reason RZA dropped out of the first night of the Wu-Tang…
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Music, All Shook Down Rap Albums You Probably Don't Know But Should, Part I

Rap Albums You Probably Don't Know But Should, Part I

​Since many recent Next Big Things in rap have proven disappointing -- see Wale, Asher Roth and B.o.B. -- it might be time to consider the possibility that hip-hop tastemakers don't know what to look for in the first place. The…
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Music, Hear This Rock the Bells

Rock the Bells

If you're looking to throw your hands in the air, wave 'em like you just don't care, then scream ... oh, for about 10 hours straight, then you'll definitely want to be at the Rock the Bells festival. From its…
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Music, GZA: Going Back in Wu-Tang Time

GZA: Going Back in Wu-Tang Time

A little over a decade ago, the Wu-Tang Clan seemed unstoppable. The nine-member crew took hip-hop by storm, creating a dirty Staten Island sound that captivated millions of listeners. During the group's peak, six Wu-Tang–affiliated albums went either gold or…
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Music, Reviewed Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan's fifth album comes at a time of group strife. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have laid into ringleader and beatmaker RZA for the album's creative direction; calling Wu a sinking ship and RZA a "hip-hop hippie," Raekwon says the…
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