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Jean-Luc Godard, the Egoless Auteur

Godard, the French Swiss director who died Tuesday at 91, defined the idea of visionary filmmaker—but he was the first to tell you that his successes were owed to many

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The State of Jay-Z and the “God Did” Verse

Paul Thompson joins Charles to discuss the legendary rapper’s feature on a new DJ Khaled track

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“Rappers Don’t Fall Off”: Lupe Fiasco on Aging in Hip-Hop, Drill Music, and the Audience

Now 40, the Chicago MC has just released his best album in a decade and a half. We spoke with him about the project, his upcoming MIT course, and subverting the listeners’ expectations.

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Why Travis Barker Became Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Drummer

The pop-punk king has a long relationship with hip-hop, but it’s not just for show

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The Suffocating Excess of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’

The new biopic of the King does what’s totally unnecessary: clumsily bury the legend of Elvis under devices and metaphors

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Atomic Bombast: ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ and the Apex of the Most Monumental Rap Group of All Time

A quarter-century after its release, Wu-Tang’s nearly two-hour second album remains a testament to maximalism and all of the clan’s idiosyncrasies

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Pusha T’s ‘It’s Almost Dry.’ Plus: Best Coke Songs.

Paul Thompson joins Charles to discuss the rapper’s new album

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The Future Song Draft

Charles, Paul Thompson, and Justin Sayles debate between Future’s best songs with categories like best mixtape feature and Billboard Hot 100

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Make the Case: Denzel Washington Deserves Best Actor for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The two-time Academy Award winner reinvented Shakespeare’s tragic antihero for Joel Coen’s vision of the story. Why isn’t his revelatory performance getting more love?

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Dollars to Donuts: The 40 Best J Dilla Songs of All Time, Ranked

From the Pharcyde to Slum Village to the unreleased beat tapes, we dive deep into the catalog of one of the best producers to ever touch an MPC