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Music, Reviewed Nas


Nas has always been hip hop's most complex lyricist, so it comes as little surprise that he's released one of the genre's most ambitious albums. On Street's Disciple, the MC suggests the existence of a black culture that lies in…
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House Of Tudor

In 1998, when Olu Dara released his succulent debut album In the World: From Natchez to New York, he was best known as a jazzman who lent his trumpet and cornet to the likes of Sam Rivers and Henry Threadgill,…
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Hear This

What arguably gives the blues its universal appeal is its premier players' lack of pretense. Born on the back porches of backwater towns in the American South, blues truth is straight storytelling among family and friends. Or it's the big…
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House of Tudor

Chances are anyone who has stepped into a New York jazz club in the past 35 years has felt a tingle created by Olu Dara, the dapper don of the cornet. His arrival in NYC in the mid-'70s harmonized with…
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