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  • 10 days ago | Q&A

    Tonight, Kansas City indie-ground hip-hop icon Tech N9ne returns to The Myth. It’s been a big year for Tech who, along with releasing a new album in Special Effects, has also been on some celebrated collaborations such as “Speedom” with Eminem and...

  • 16 days ago | Essays

    This Saturday at the Orpheum, country/folk favorite John Prine will play a rescheduled show originally planned for April. But while there’s a five-month delay in seeing the Illinois native take the stage, his music only continues to become more in...

  • 19 days ago | Rap/Hip-Hop

    Last month horror fans were saddened with news of fright-master Wes Craven’s death. An innovator of the genre, the visionary behind classic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream sadly expired at 76 after a long battle with b...

  • 1 month ago | Pop Culture

    Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were a bizarre telecast. By now you’ve heard about Kanye West’s rant, Nicki Minaj “calling” host Miley Cyrus “out,” and everything from nipslips to Bieber tears. When digested as trending topics and soundbites, ...

  • 2 months ago | Rap/Hip-Hop

    Today, the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton hits theaters. The film follows the formation and rise of seminal rap group N.W.A., including members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and the late Eazy E. Given the crew's cemented ...

  • 2 months ago | Lists

    This month’s release of Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre carries with it the unfortunate coda that his long-delayed album Detox (originally announced in 2002) would officially not be seeing the light of day. While some may have predicted it, there...


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