Musical ownership in a digital age

“Do you know how to delete iTunes from your computer?” A friend of mine asked me this the other day after his computer suggested that he update iTunes one too many times. Besides serving as a reminder that my technological skills don’t extend beyond the ability to press “enter” and
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Goin’ Off: 10 Albums for the hip-hop layman

Ten albums for the hip-hop layman. This list has been my burden, my baby. I’ve carried it for the last month or so. Consider this the document of my labor. It began with a serious debate between me, myself and I and my knowledgeable counsel, who shall remain nameless. The questions
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Nas: Life is Good

Life is Good — Nas’s tenth album and the final under his Def Jam contract — is not solely a breakup album. Though Nas holds ex-wife Kelis’ green wedding dress across his knee on the cover, it’s not. I assure you. When you’ve been in the game as long as
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Will Sessions: The Elmatic Instrumentals

“Life’s a Bitch,” but hey, just remember, “The World is Yours.” These are two of the tracks from Nas’s classic platinum LP Illmatic. The songs also appear on the recently released The Elmatic Instrumentals by the funk/jazz/soul/hip-hop-inspired Detroit band known as Will Sessions. Will Sessions are led by twenty-six year
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