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    Rock With Barack: The President’s Playlist

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

    This story is too good for me to pass up! It turns out Barack Obama was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine about his musical taste, and other things…politics, foreign policy, blah, blah, blah. This of course, does not concern me at all. So! What music does the pres like to listen to? He says […]

    Sampling From the Past: A Look at Using Old Records to Create New Music

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

    The phrase “There’s nothing new under the sun” is just as applicable to music as it is anything else. And while many scholars have defined originality as something new and never seen before, allow me to play devil’s advocate for a moment. Consider the U.S. patent system and their methods for determining whether an item […]

    The Life and Death of Hiphop Beatdigging

    Monday, February 1st, 2010

    Early Hiphop: The Inception The place: Bronx, NY. The year: 1973. Gang wars were in full swing, crime was rampant, and a man named Kevin Donovan, member of the Black Spades gang, made somewhat of a mecca to the nation of Africa.