Prince Rogers Nelson was the blueprint for a certain kind of Black femmeness. In the interstitial spaces of my life, he has kept me company.
When Prince died, I found myself instantly transported back to that day in 1984 when I realized just how big music could be, how much it could contain.
The terroir of sound, timbre’s role has always been underrated, or even ignored, because it’s so intangible.
Phife never presented himself as a celebrity. He was always a hard-working, fun-loving guy whose success was never as important as letting us know how dope he was.
The rapper’s streetwise edge and unpretentious manner rooted A Tribe Called Quest to their home in Jamaica, Queens.
The Replacements are a really, really great band: Hazlitt contributors investigate.
The author of Trouble Boys, a new book about The Replacements, on creation myths, serendipitous reporting and opening on a funeral.
Sexual abuse by public figures is often ignored by fans in order to keep the illusion of what they create alive.
The rapper may be off in another dimension, but he’s a realist. And realism is messy.
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