Oliver Wang Oliver Wang is an culture writer, scholar, and DJ based in Los Angeles.
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A new Dusty Springfield anthology collects singles from her time with Atlantic Records. Courtesy of Real Gone Music hide caption

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On A New Anthology, Dusty Springfield's Take On Southern Soul Gets Another Look

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New Anthology Revisits Brief History Of The Gospel Truth Label

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Betty Wright in 1975, when she was 21 years old, stands with a display of some of her album covers. Wright was already a veteran by the time she was out of her teens, having released four studio albums that included multiple songs that would be career signatures. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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'Land of 1000 Dances' Chronicles The History Of Rampart Records Label

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Gang Starr's 'One Of The Best Yet' Is A Welcome Throwback To An Earlier Rap Era

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Kanye West onstage during his Jesus Is King album and film event at The Forum on Oct. 23, 2019 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq Balances Personal Introspection With Social Commentary On 'Jimmy Lee'

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The Patrice Rushen compilation Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 revisits that formative period in Rushen's industry-spanning career. Patrice Rushen Archives/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Forget Her Nots: Patrice Rushen Compilation Captures Formative Elektra Years

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Marvin Gaye (and admirers) in London in the mid-1970s. John Minihan/Getty Images hide caption

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How Do You Follow A Masterpiece? Marvin Gaye Tried With 'You're The Man'

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The latest album from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, The Serpent's Mouth, walks a tightrope between embracing steel pan's melodious charm and its kitschy past. Sesse Lind/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Travels Across Generations And Genres

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Nominees for song of the summer tend to be lively party anthems, but the grooves on The Internet's Hive Mind, out now, help score summertime's less boisterous but no less sublime moments. Alan Lear/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Internet's 'Hive Mind' Is A Soundtrack To The Slow Burn Of Summer

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Cut Chemist's latest album Die Cut incorporates new wave synth rock, country and pop into the DJ's spin cycle. Joseph Armario/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cut Chemist's 'Die Cut' Asks You To Listen Closely

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