Out of all the artistic touchstones in David Bowie's mercurial career, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars remains one of his most celebrated and accessible bodies of work.
In observing all of JAY-Z's achievements, all roads point back to his seminal debut album, Reasonable Doubt, a landmark record for East Coast hip-hop that embodied the mafioso ethos which fueled many of New York’s great rap releases in the 1990s.
Often credited with introducing storytelling and narrative to rap music, Slick Rick is the most successful British-American rapper of all time.
This week’s Riffs & Rhymes Classic Artist is the leading light of the second coming of American blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan is often credited for the revival of blues in the 1980s.
Gram Parsons and his inner circle of country converts altered the country and rock music industries in immeasurable ways. We retraced the work of Gram's contemporaries to explore how they borrowed from and expand upon the framework of his Cosmic American Music.