Photo fo Vince Staples
02 March 2016

Vince Staples is one of hip hop's brightest stars. Alright?

I mean that in both the sonic vision he took with NO ID on his latest album, “Summertime 2006.”

NO ID is the Chi-Town producer who played a huge roll developing...

Mike Huckabee playing the bass guitar
02 March 2016

It’s election season, and already we’ve had two instances of those amusing quadrennial scuffles between Republican politicians and leftist musicians. Donald Trump repeatedly played Neil Young’s “Rocking’ in the Free World” at a campaign...

Musician
03 February 2016

One of the things that I always loved about coming of age in Columbus, Ohio is running into Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets randomly at the now-defunct Monkey's Retreat Bookstore. He hung out with Carl who owned Roots, and Adrian...

The band
03 February 2016

First things first. It must be noted that Young Thug was not wearing a dress when the crowd sang line for like with him from his verse on T.I.'s “If ain't about the money.” from at Newport January 23rd.

If you're not familiar...

Woman singing and guy on guitar
03 February 2016

Weird, the stuff you find cleaning out your beloved record store of 27 years, preparing it for the Campus Partners/OSU wrecking ball:
--Several still-sealed vinyl copies of the '80s Columbus...

Peppercorn band
13 January 2016

Ecstasy--pure human ecstasy, not the cheap drug--is a beautiful, necessary thing. Living the modern life of civilized apes, we sometimes either impoverish ourselves of the ecstasy of life or outright outlaw it. Not good; not...

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