Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” was released on her 1995 album New Beginnings. She first performed it during a 1989 episode of Saturday Night Live. Chapman’s bluesy acoustic plea to a lover to possibly save the ending of a relationship was a delicately expressed emotional stalemate. Her nuanced feelingsContinue Reading

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Was it necessary for the LA Times to announce the death of rapper DMX with a headline that included references to his drug addiction and legal problems?  Is CupcakKe right that women rappers are boring at the moment?  Is Lena Waithe making trauma porn about Black people because of theContinue Reading

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Miguel has just released his Art Dealer Chic Vol. 4 after re-releasing Volumes 1-3. He also dropped the self-directed video for “So I Lie.” He explained the new music today in a statement: “Art Dealer Chic is the mindset to invest our beliefs in thoughts and emotions that add theContinue Reading

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Rapper DMX has died at age 50 one week after having a heart attack caused by a drug overdose. Friends and family had been holding a vigil outside White Plains Hospital in New York where he was on life support. DMX became a rap star when his debut album It’sContinue Reading

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