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Nelson George

On the A With Souleo: Questlove and Nelson George Go Searching for the Funk

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.07.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Since its peak in the 1970s, funk bands have significantly decreased in mainstream visibility and commercial success.

The 80s Machine We're Still Dancing To

Posted 04.26.2012 | Home

A majority of the rhythms you hear in hip hop and techno songs originated from a machine that has not been manufactured since 1984. The Roland TR-808 ...

The Shelf Talker: Hip-Hop, Watchmen and New Zealand

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

Nelson George is a one man Harlem Renaissance, more responsible than nearly any other writer for chronicling hip-hop and contemporary black culture's conversion into the lingua franca of our age.