Weekly Mix: Almost Famous

Our favorite songs by artists before they were stars. The Beatles were the Quarrymen, Radiohead was On a Friday, and Simon & Garfunkel were Tom and Jerry. The names may…
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Street Emotion: How Rap Got Sensitive

A new class of hip-hop heroes is taking a markedly different approach to lyricism than the icons of decades past. But as far back as 10 years ago, there were hints that realness and sensitivity were beginning to elbow their way past guns, girls and money to become the genre’s subjects du jour.