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Billboard's Rap Songs chart

In the immortal words of O.D.B., "Rappenin' is what's happenin'."
The Big Hurt: Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 02, 2010

Fela Kuti | The ’69 L.A. Sessions

Amiri Baraka put it best in his poem "In the Funk World": "If Elvis Presley is King/Who is James Brown, God?" So, by that logic, is Fela Anikulapo Kuti higher than or equal to God?
Knitting Factory (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 12, 2010

Good Fela! beats Nigerian drum

Riddle this: what's more unlikely than the fact that the current toast of Broadway is a musical about a Nigerian agitprop pop singer, or that it owes its existence to a Caucasian commodities trader from New England?
Boston and Broadway
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 11, 2009

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

It’s a light entertainment that can cash in with election-weary audiences.
An uninspired sit-com packed with Hollywood stars
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2008

The Women

Rewritten, directed, and produced by Diane English in a flat style that betrays both her TV roots and her status as a first-time director.
A Botoxed ode to Saks Fifth Avenue
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2008

Get heavy with it

It’s a late weeknight and I’m washing dishes in the kitchen when I hear my wife’s voice from down the hall: “Come look at this!” Wicked Wisdom perform "Something Inside of Me" on The Late Show with David Letterman (YouTube)
Down and dirty with Mrs. Smith
By JON GARELICK  |  August 10, 2006