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This article originally appeared on TeenWire.org Dedicated rap fans around the world have heard of Dice Raw. His landmark rhymes on The Roots' classic album, Do You Want More?!!! sparked this Philadelphia native's career. Dice Raw took some time from his busy schedule to talk to TeenWire.org about how he got started, his debut album […]
This article originally appeared on TeenWire.org Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, founding members of the Talking Heads, started the Tom Tom Club in 1981. Their most famous songs, "Genius of Love" and "Wordy Rappinghood," among others, have been sampled by the likes of Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J, Puff Daddy, Ziggy Marley, and Mariah Carey. […]
This article originally appeared on TeenWire.org Recovering bookworms Caithlin De Marrais, Kyle Fischer, and William Kuehn met in a poetry class in college. Five years later, living in New York City and working together as Rainer Maria, they've just released their third full-length recording, A Better Version of Me, on Polyvinyl Records. Their music has […]
This article originally appeared on TeenWire.org One of the hottest new bands on the block is the brash quintet known as Good Charlotte. Their debut, self-titled CD is full of catchy hooks and humorous, life-reflecting lyrics over music full of energy and electricity. Hailing from Maryland, Good Charlotte features a duo of identical twins, Benji […]
This article originally appeared on TeenWire.org Sure, the Ramones sang about it in the ’80s, but until recently, the idea of a rock ‘n’ roll high school existed only on the radio airwaves. Imagine music lessons that are more Beatles than Beethoven, where students not only practice their instruments, but also learn performance skills, and […]
This article originally appeared on TeenWire.org A conversation about rap and hip-hop would be incomplete without mention of Brooklyn's Talib Kweli. Talib's been hitting up hip-hop lovers with lyrics that defy the stereotype that rap is all about violence, money, and misogyny. His rhymes uplift listeners with a positive message and witty wordplay over hot […]