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Back Tracks: Playlists have always been for sale

Last week, rap/R&B superstar Drake, one of our generation’s pop-cultural icons, unleashed the rather interesting concept album, “More Life.” The unveiling of the 22-track offering had been marketed as a playlist since December, and since its release on March 18, the line between playlist and ...

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Back Tracks: The perfect mix of karaoke songs

Back Tracks is a weekly music column that studies the past, revisiting tunes that may be old but still resonate today. As a music writer, I find it difficult to promote karaoke, a mostly drunken take at ruining hit songs. Some people lift weights at ...

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Back Tracks: Rap gets emotional at the Grammy’s

The Grammy’s are usually a hot-and-cold topic in pop culture. Some will dismiss winning as meaning nothing from a critical or artistic standpoint, while others will tally Grammy totals when arguing over the best musicians of all time. There are valid arguments on both sides. ...

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