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Next Big Things 2011: Big K.R.I.T.

Home sweet home: Meridian, MississippiExpect: Self-made, self-produced, next-gen Southern rapperMust hear: Return of 4Eva (Cinematic Music), out March 22…
Matthew Newton / February 13, 2011

Is Sampling Dying?

Simple beats and Auto-Tuned vocals form the foundation of 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West's latest release. As the title implies, it's a breakup album. But…
Matthew Newton / November 21, 2008

The Inquisition: Girl Talk

It's a stifling July day in Pittsburgh, and Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, is dressed accordingly: soccer shorts, white T-shirt, and a bandanna around his…
Matthew Newton / September 22, 2008