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The Maddening Arrogance and Elusiveness of Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s solo career has always struck me as a profound exercise in insincerity. And his arrogance has always been almost insultingly transparent, but no one seems to notice it – or care. Take this nugget from his “beggin for … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Make Music?

I’m rather opinionated about music. Folks know this. And while all that frustration criticism comes through loud and clear when I write or tweet, I’m definitely not as good at communicating that I understand and respect how profoundly difficult making … Continue reading

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Vibe’s Best Rapper Alive? Not So Much

click to embiggen* So Vibe slouched toward further irrelevance among black people by putting together a Best Rapper Alive contest where fans could vote on a series of head-to-head “battles” and end up with a consensus of the Best Rapper … Continue reading

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And Y’all Wonder Why I Can’t Stand Him

Anyone who knows me knows I can’t stand Justin Timberlake.  He’s the 21st century Elvis.  He steals outright and then gets indignant if you notice.  And Black folks seem to love him unconditionally, which hurts my heart. This video is … Continue reading

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