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Odd Future blew up out of nowhere. But they didn't do it alone.

By now you've heard about how post-this, uber-that, and pre-apocalyptically radical the Los Angeles collective Odd Future is. Or maybe your little sis came home with ringleader Tyler the Creator's tag tatted on her teenage ta-ta's.
Making the brand
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 06, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Kings of Leon pooped

It's been a pretty lively year for pop music, but haven't you felt that the ultimate jam of 2010 was still elusive? Well, it's finally revealed itself: if you listen to one track this year, make it SOULJA BOY 's "Anime."
Plus ultimate 2010 jam revealed, Joe Perry wrecked, and Neil Young unplayable
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 06, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Leisurely stroll through Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’

A year into this whole "Who Charted" thing and I'm finally getting to the most exciting stuff.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 26, 2010
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Tilting at Windows

Stallman — a legend in the programmer community for more than a quarter century — considers it his life's work to proselytize the free-software gospel, educating the lay people who'd otherwise assume that Microsoft or Apple are exclusively synonymous wit
Software 'Saint' Richard Stallman fights for computing freedom — and against corporate control
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009
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Busta Rhymes | Back on My B.S.

Increasingly surrounded by Soulja Boys and Lil Waynes, Busta Rhymes has of late taken on the look of hip-hop's Father Time.
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By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 05, 2009
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Word to the mother

As a prepubescent thug, I often complained about the audio rotation on my father's car stereo, which primarily consisted of a steady mix of Moody Blues and books on tape.
Hip-hop moms serve waaay more than dinner
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2009


Learn the Bird Walk!

Learn the Bird Walk!


Soulja Boy is milking the formula he perfected with "Crank That" with "Bird Walk".   Learn th...
By Special Ed  |  December 16, 2008
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100 Unsexiest Men of the Year Follow-Up

The problem with dropping our Unsexiest list in March of an election year is that we never know what kind of weasels, Republicans, and Republican weasels will urinate in America’s stream of consciousness down the final stretch.
  Because There Was an Election
By Chris Faraone  |  December 04, 2008
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Green initiative

In an era when the major labels ignore just about everybody without a nickname that rhymes with “sleazy,” it was no small feat for Wale to land a deal with Interscope Records earlier this year.
Hip-hop’s heads go on Wale watch
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 21, 2008

Crossword: ''The worst of 2007''


Let us look back, and feel shame.
By MATT JONES  |  January 09, 2008
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Colbie Caillat

This singer-songwriter is part of an emerging breed of Billboard-climbing folk-pop babes using YouTube and MySpace to build a devoted audience from the hard drive up.
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By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 30, 2007


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Crank that, techie

In the summer of 2006, DeAndre Way, then 16, combated summer boredom in Batesville, Mississippi, by writing songs with Fruity Loops digital-audio software.
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By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 12, 2007