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  • 14 years ago | Music News

    When rapper Talib Kweli rolled through Cincinnati a few years back, he met Hi-Tek, a producer who was a member of the rap group Mood. They collaborated on Mood's full-length debut, 1997's Doom, and have been tight ever since. Kweli enlisted Hi-Tek...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    About five years ago, the hard-core punk trio Propagandhi was playing a show at Gilman Street, a club in Berkeley, California, that had a hand in launching the careers of bands such as Rancid and Green Day. Still run as a collective, the club is a...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    With the rising popularity of DVD, a format that allows recordings to be heard in 5.1 surround sound and offers features such as separate audio tracks and alternate viewing angles, it was just a matter of time before a musical act did something th...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Singer-guitarist Chan (pronounced Shawn) Marshall, who records under the alias Cat Power, didn't set out to become a rock star. In fact, it was by accident that she got her first gig at New York's infamous CBGB. At the time, a friend had booked he...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    When the Wu-Tang Clan released its first single, 1993's "Protect Ya Neck," hard-core rap was associated almost exclusively with the West Coast. Dre, Snoop, and Cube were hip-hop's most notorious rappers, and Death Row Records head honcho Suge Knig...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Two years ago, the career of rapper Eve Jihan Jeffers appeared to be on the cusp of something great. Jeffers, who started performing when she was still a teenager, had done her time competing in high school talent shows and playing local clubs in ...