Three years is a long time to go without any new P.O.S We’ve had the recent pleasure of hearing his work as part of hip-hop collective Doomtree and indie super-group Gayngs, but these features haven’t come close to the genius of the Minneapolis artist’s 2009 breakout album, Never Better. To put it in the words […]

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This past semester I took a class at the University of Wisconsin called “Black Music and Modern American Culture”. We covered black American music from James Carr, Sam Cooke and the sounds of the early 60’s all the way to Wu-Tang, Outkast, Scarface, and the emergence of new-age hip-hop. Not only did the class make […]

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