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The Burn Unit: Amanda, Bush, Cake, Yanni, Dr. Dre, and Me First get all 2011 on your ass

A new year, a fresh crop of musical delights! The early part of 2011 has a jam-packed release calendar, so let's check out what's coming in the next couple of months . . .
Upcoming releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 07, 2011

The perils of self improvement

With a new decade comes dubious planning for self-betterment and the optimistic promise of a fresh start. However, even the best of intentions have the potential to go awry, and seemingly innocuous continuing-education courses are no exception.
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2010

Beyond Dilla and Dipset

With a semi-sober face I'll claim that hip-hop in 2010 might deliver more than just posthumous Dilla discs, Dipset mixtapes, and a new ignoramus coke rapper whom critics pretend rhymes in triple-entendres.
Can hip-hop deliver in 2010?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010