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2004 Stories by Dan Leroy

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  • God Save the Scene

    published December 23, 2004

    It's difficult to survey the hip-hop of 2004, more bloated and self-referential than ever, and not imagine the mythical AOR wasteland of the... More >>

  • God Save the Scene

    published December 23, 2004

    t's difficult to survey the hip-hop of 2004, more bloated and self-referential than ever, and not imagine the mythical AOR wasteland of the... More >>

  • De La Soul

    published November 11, 2004

    If LL Cool J's most recent album seemed to prove hip-hop wouldn't allow its veteran stars to age gracefully, this is the rebuttal. Largely MIA... More >>

  • Dishing the Dirt on Dirty

    published October 14, 2004

    The thin red line between genius and spectacular craziness is one that musicians of every genre stumble across all the time. But almost no one has... More >>

  • Take This Love and Shove It

    published July 1, 2004

    Wow big a success has Eamon's foul-mouthed breakup song "F*** It (I Don't Want You Back)" become this year? Here's all you need to know: Even the... More >>

  • Mary J. Blige with Musiq and Glenn Lewis

    published May 13, 2004

    Since she debuted a dozen years ago, Mary J. Blige has come to be known as the Queen of Hip-hop Soul. Any number of pretenders to that throne have... More >>

  • Prince

    published April 29, 2004

    Following Prince's show-stealing performance at the Grammys, some who remembered his fabled past wondered whether he could heal the fractured... More >>

  • Kanye West

    published February 19, 2004

    This has been touted as the year's most anticipated release -- less because of what Kanye West has achieved as half of Roc-A-Fella's hitmaking... More >>

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