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"Country Music … Was Anything BUT Pure": An Interview with Bill Malone and Tracey Laird

Retrospective and Interview by Will Hermes, Longreads, 4 June 2018

The co-authors of Country Music USA – a revised edition of the genre's definitive history – talk about the music's African-American tributaries, its unpredictable politics, ...

Cypress Hill, Tricky, Barry White: It's Like That: The Makings of a Hip-Hop Writer

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Longreads, June 2019

Hip-hop was a different kind of music that needed a different kind of writer to cover it. This is how Michael A. Gonzales came of ...

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