Veteran underground Chicago rapper Dan Weiss (aka Verbal Kent) sculpts his syllables to display their contours or even give them jagged edges, but at the same time his flow lends his words a wiggle like Jell-O. He’s found a great partnership with D.C. production duo the Other Guys, who understand how to augment the swing […]
Bill Callahan has a couple dad jokes for you
In 2019 Bill Callahan broke a bout of writer’s block that had lasted more than five years with Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, a 20-song concept record about the satisfactions of family life. Gold Record, which arrives just 14 months later, sustains its predecessor’s sparse country-rock sound. And while it wastes no effort on trying […]
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By helping young black fathers, Sheldon Smith has become a ‘hero’
The founder of the Bronzeville-based Dovetail Project is honored by CNN Heroes.
How to Be an iPod Dad
Call the tunes while you can.