Review: OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY by Jason Tanz & TO THE BREAK OF DAWN by William Jelani Cobb

One Nation Under Hip-Hop

by Adam Bradley for Washington Post/Book World (Jan. 28, 2007)

“Hip-hop is dead. That’s what rap legend Nas claims in the title of his latest album. He just might be right. According to Nielsen Soundscan, album sales in all genres declined by nearly 5 percent in 2006, largely attributable to the increasing popularity of digital downloads.”

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Published in: on January 30, 2007 at 5:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Review: TRIUMPH OF MODERNISM by Hilton Kramer

Minister of Culture

by Anthony Julius for NY Times Books (Dec. 31, 2006)

“Hilton Kramer has been a well-known critic and controversialist for many years now, and his views are likely to be familiar to anyone inclined to buy “The Triumph of Modernism,” a compilation of pieces, most of them published first in The New Criterion (the influential conservative arts monthly Kramer founded in 1982), The New York Observer (where he was, until recently, a weekly art columnist) and Commentary (to which he has been a longtime contributor).”

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Published in: on January 3, 2007 at 11:52 am  Leave a Comment