Our other idea for a tribute to the Technics was to bake a cake -- but someone beat us to the punch.
November 18, 2010 A tribute to the Technic 1200s — a few of our favorite rap lyrics that name check the turntables.
November 9, 2010 We found 16 Michaels and images from Moonwalk to Captain EO. We need your help to source the rest.
Big Daddy Kane -- Anderson's favorite in print -- in New York City in 1988.
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November 4, 2010 A book critic reviewed 788 pages of rap lyrics. We wondered what he'd think once he heard the songs.
November 3, 2010 'Speak Now' has sold 1,047,000 copies, giving it the biggest first week in 2 1/2 years.
Soulja Boy at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October.
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November 2, 2010 The youngest person to ever hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 spills his secrets to success.
October 22, 2010 Staffers who helped revive the storied ESP-Disc' label have departed to start Northern-Spy Records.
October 21, 2010 Two videos released this week add up to one surprisingly kind, helpful moment on the internet.
Shanti Das on the cover of her book, The Hip-Hop Professional.
October 8, 2010 Shanti Das has worked in the rap business for 20 years, and now she's written a book of advice.
Brian Courtney Wilson has reissued Just Love, his debut album.
October 5, 2010 On the Houston-based singer's new song he needs help; then he asks for it, and he gets it. And after he's got some help, he gets a little playful -- drops a trill, brings in more dynamics. "I've wasted so much time," he says 45 seconds in -- and by minute four he's decided to stop doing that.
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September 28, 2010 The "Boom" ads use the rapper with the flamboyant personality to sell victory — and shoes.
September 23, 2010 Music industry standards don't always make sense. Tell us what you've always wondered about.
September 10, 2010 A statistical snapshot of the results that musicians submitted to our Hey Ladies questionnaire.
An HMV employee stocks shelves in London on a Monday, which is release day in the U.K. So why is it Tuesday in the U.S.?
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September 8, 2010 No one seems to know why the Tuesday tradition started. But this is why all other days don't work.
September 8, 2010 Every year tons of albums street on the same Tuesday in September. We asked why, and why not.
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September 5, 2010 Many of the songs on this, the soul singer's third album, are speedy, more purposeful and insistent than the songs for which Bilal is known, like 2001's steamy "Soul Sista" and "Reminisce." But the tiny details make Airtight's Revenge surprising. Hear the album in its entirety until its release on Sept. 14.
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