Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, April 14, 2002
# 11:43:00 AM:

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Straight outta the L.A. Times

Most of us identify part of ourselves by the music we grew up with in high school and college. Somehow, I got caught up mostly in the '60s revival of the late '80s, so while I feel a certain nostalgia for the electro-hair bands of New Wave, post-punk, and their contemporaries, my musical tastes lean to the high-school music of people twenty years older than me. (That's why I'm in this band.)

But no one can deny that hip-hop has defined musical culture for at least the past fifteen years. And a story in the Los Angeles Times tells how hip-hop, with gangsta rap as its sharp tip, took over.


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