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Best of 2011: Touré

Monday, December 19, 2011

Back in November, we spoke with the writer, cultural critic and TV host Touré about his recent book, “Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now.” He returns with a top-ten list filled with emerging artists, hip hop heroes and a few picks from the silver screen.

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Smackdown: Stax vs. Motown

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The history of soul music rests on the shoulders of two great record labels, Motown and Stax. With both labels passing the half-century mark recently, we tee up a Soundcheck Smackdown debate for the ages: Which was the greatest soul label: Motown or Stax? Joining us are Steven Greenberg, CEO ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Eminem's New Album "Relapse"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eminem is newly sober, but his first album in 5-years features raps about pill-popping, rape, abuse, family problems and Lindsay and Britney. In another Soundcheck Smackdown we debate the relevance of Eminem and the brutal fantasies he describes in detail on the album. Guests include author and journalist Touré and ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Motown versus Stax

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It’s been 50 years since Berry Gordy secured the now-famous $800 family loan that he would use to create Motown Records, the world's then-largest black-owned corporation that transformed American pop music and race relations. The history of soul music also rests on the shoulders of Memphis-based label Stax Records, which ...

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