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.

Aretha Franklin in 1968, the first year she won a Grammy. For the next 10 years she completely dominated the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category. Ron Galella/WireImage hide caption

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Jay-Z Stays Fresh On 'The Blueprint 3'

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Lee Fields: Older And Closer To Perfection

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I Was Made to Love Her

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'Downriver Revival': Documenting The Double U

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