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.

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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 NPR, Vibe, Wax Poetics, Scratch, The Village Voice, SF Bay Guardian, and LA Weekly.

Wang begins work as an assistant professor in sociology at Long Beach State this fall; He also hosts the renowned audioblog soul-sides.com. For more information, visit o-dub.com.

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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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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' final album, Soul of a Woman, is available now. Jacob Blickenstaff /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' 'Soul Of A Woman' Is A Testament To Fortitude

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Mr. Brown Eyed Soul, Sunny & The Sunliners' latest anthology album, is available now. Ramon Hernandez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny And The Sunliners' 'Mr. Brown Eyed Soul' Is For The Loved And Lovelorn

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Kendrick Lamar performs a DAMN.-heavy set on Sunday at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Introspective And Unforgiving

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Lee Fields & The Expressions' latest album, Special Night, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Never Be Another You

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    1969

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Music Review: 'We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service,' A Tribe Called Quest

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As Frankie Reyes, Los Angeles-based musician Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker flips Latin standards into something ghostly and new. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simple Idea, Spooky Result: Latin American Ballads Get A Ghostly Makeover

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Songs We Love: Lady Wray, 'Do It Again'

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The Columbia Years 1968-1969 is a collection of little-heard, long sought-after recordings by funk artist Betty Davis. Photo by Baron Wolman/ Courtesy of Iconic Images hide caption

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Behind The Black Power Goddess: Betty Davis' Early Demos Released

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09Dog Was A Doughnut

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