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  • Lupe Fiasco a voice of reason amid the violence

    Lupe Fiasco a voice of reason amid the violence
    For Lupe Fiasco, it was in some ways a heartbreaking year. In an interview last summer with MTV he broke down as he watched a 2006 video of himself and friends in his old West Side neighborhood, the laughter and easy camaraderie undercut by the realization that a number of those acquaintances were now dead, victims of gang violence.
  • Album review: Common, 'The Dreamer/The Believer'

    Album review: Common, 'The Dreamer/The Believer'
    3 stars (out of 4) Common spent so much of his career proffering earnest tales of self-empowerment and moral struggle that his 2008 album, “Universal Mind Control,” came as a shock to his followers. Brimming with lackluster club-oriented...

    Kyles Files Dissects Watch the Throne

    Kyles Files Dissects Watch the Throne
    Watch The Throne? They might want to re-name the album "Kiss the Rings." Jay-Z and Kanye West are officially killing the game, re-animating it and then murdering it again.  "Watch the Throne" just might break the U.S. iTunes store's one-week sales...

    'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary

    'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary
    "Soul Train." the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Monday in concert at Pritzer Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago soul greats Jerry Butler, the...

    Reel Critics: 'Timothy Green' dispenses wisdom with mush

    Reel Critics: 'Timothy Green' dispenses wisdom with mush
    Disney delivers a very sweet but very odd family film in "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." The strange premise begins with a young married couple who yearn to be parents but cannot have children. Their prayers are answered when a fully formed 10-year-...