Oliver Wang Oliver Wang is a music writer, scholar, and DJ based in California. Since 1994, he's written on popular music, culture, race, and America for outlets such as National Public Radio, Vibe, Wax Poetics, Scratch, and The Village Voice.

The Sounds of Panama's Mixed Musical Heritage

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Has Hip Hop Lost Touch with Reality?

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'Motown Remixed': It Works

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Kanye West Shines

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Hip-Hop Artist Madlib, Man of Many Names

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M.I.A.: Rapper and Daughter of Revolution

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Rebirth of the Boogaloo

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