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2008 Stories by Michael Arceneaux

Archives: 2008
  • LL Cool J: Exit 13

    published October 16, 2008

    On his 13th album, hip-hop lothario LL Cool J comes out swinging by waging war against naysayers. It's a fiery opening; yet much like the... More >>

  • The Game: LAX

    published October 9, 2008

    On LAX, The Game aims to achieve the status of the plethora of rappers he references in his rhymes. While this pursuit of greatness is... More >>

  • Solange: Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams

    published September 4, 2008

    Perhaps Solange knew the comparisons to big sister Beyoncé were unavoidable, which is why she asks, "Let my star light shine on its own... More >>

  • Rap's Rapidly Vanishing Female MC

    published February 21, 2008

    In the ever-declining market of hip-hop, it's becoming more and more apparent that one of its greatest losses may be its estrogen... More >>

  • The-Dream

    published January 17, 2008

    You may not know The-Dream's name, but you've heard his work. The former Terius Youngdell Nash, along with production partner Christopher... More >>

  • Mary J. Blige: Growing Pains

    published January 3, 2008

    Mary J. Blige has built a career on channeling her inner demons to create some of contemporary soul's finest music, while amassing a huge fan... More >>

Archives: 2008