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Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs.’: How Band Battled Stardom on Angry Sophomore LP

Pearl Jam were at a major turning point in their young career when they gathered at remote Nicasio, California, recording studio the Site to begin work on their second album, Vs. It was March 1993, and the past two years had seen the Seattle quintet rise from obscurity to become one of the biggest

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Madonna’s ‘Erotica,’ ‘Sex’: Why Musical Masterpiece, Defiant Book Still Matter

In 1990, Madonna was as astronomically popular as a boundary-bulldozing, unapologetically bacchanalian performance artist could get. Drawing from Harlem drag balls, "Vogue" went Number One nearly worldwide. The tour showcasing it, Blond Ambition, mixed spectacle with social commentary so sharply that it reinvented

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Snoop Dogg Previews New EP With ‘Make America Crip Again’ Song

Snoop Dogg looks back for a way to go forward in the title track to his forthcoming album, Make America Crip Again.

On the Ben Billions-produced "Make America Crip Again," he nods to his early gang affiliations in its title while harkening back to the Nineties and beyond. Towards the beginning of

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Snoop Dogg Previews New EP With 'Make America Crip Again' Song