Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Common still making sense in shaping hip-hop

Common may be a Hollywood actor, an activist, a philanthropist, author and businessman, but at heart he is a South Side Chicago kid who grew up loving hip-hop and then spent most of the past 20 years building a legacy as one of the most significant rap artists ever out of his hometown. And he's pretty stoked about a new generation of Chicago hip-hop that appears to be building on some of that foundation he helped put down.

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Mary J. Blige explains why she sang to Clinton during talk

Mary J. Blige said she decided to sing Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" to Hillary Clinton during her recent interview because she was trying to get the Democratic presidential nominee to feel and understand the widening frustration among blacks in America over police brutality and similar topics.

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Car Seat Headrest, from back seat to major-label success

Car Seat Headrest began as the DIY project of Will Toledo, who used to drive his parents' car to quiet spots in his hometown of Leesburg, Va., and record his vocals in the back seat. In 2010, Toledo, now 24, began uploading his homemade albums to Bandcamp at a rapid clip. Shortly after graduating from college he moved to Seattle, got a backing band and a label deal with Matador Records.

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Piper Lou-Renee live from the Eagle

Piper Lou-Renee, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Hutchinson, is releasing her first independent album, "Regards, Girl," Thursday at the Brickyard. She performs "Bandit" and "Closure" off of that album for Underground Press. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)
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Piper Lou-Renee live from the Eagle 7:26

Piper Lou-Renee live from the Eagle

Underground Press: The Travel Guide 9:58

Underground Press: The Travel Guide

Curious Wichita: How loud is Intrust Bank Arena compared to the rest of Wichita? 4:33

Curious Wichita: How loud is Intrust Bank Arena compared to the rest of Wichita?

Intrust Bank Arena travels back to the '90s 0:49

Intrust Bank Arena travels back to the '90s

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