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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

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"Rap may be one of the most abstract popular musics in history, especially once its certain brand of formalism became an end in itself."

Now there's a thought to treasure, from Jess. I'm not completely convinced I agree (surely, say, Mama Said Knock You Out is so strong because the music is the [sexualised, masculine, testosterone-fuelled] aggression of the lyrics), but it's a bloody powerful point, and one I'm going to carry with me for a while yet.

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