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Jazz pianist Robert Glasper doesn't have time for a dead formnew

"Nine times out of 10, when you turn on [a jazz radio station], they're playing stuff from like 1950. It makes the music sound old—like it's already done and now we're just paying homage."
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  03-31-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Boast and Bluster of Rapper Big Poohnew

"I adjust to any circumstance/ handle my affairs/ shake the hatred off, show 'em I don't really care/ No we don't compare/ I'm on another stair/ case in point, you ain't fuckin' with my last year."
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  02-28-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Five Words with LiLanew

Durham's other live hip-hop band talks ambition and inclusion.
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  12-21-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Brooklyn MC Jean Grae Gets Ready to Go "Music Heavy"new

"My persona/ personality is not made up, it's honest and vulnerable. From choosing what I wear every day to my tattoos -- I try to be inappropriately appropriate."
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  09-08-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Pete Rock, DJ Premier and the Praise of Disciplesnew

Hip-hop producers Pete Rock and DJ Premier remain among the most musically and culturally important in hip-hop's lifespan. We talked with five area artists (two of whom will perform Saturday) whose careers have been influenced by Pete and Primo.
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  12-10-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

C'mon, Del, Give Us Something to Care Aboutnew

Del the Funky Homosapien—probably the first rapper to ever sport a nose ring and a lip ring—has long had a peculiar way of traversing the hip-hop world, and his latest effort isn't any different.
INDY Week  |  Eric Tullis  |  04-23-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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