|PSY's "horse dance” comes from 1,000-year-old Buddhist ceremonial dance (Korean Bodega)|
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ROLLING STONE magazine has released the Top 50 Rap Songs of all time. Grandmaster Flash gets top honors; Will Smith left off list. (RS)
RAP GENIUS, a great idea with venture capital backing, is not a hit with the stylemakers in the rap community. The Wikipedia-for-rap lyrics gets hits. But its founders, principally Mahbod Moghadam, are not making any friends in the business (LAW).
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RAP NOSTALGIA Country music took off when most Americans no longer lived on the farm (Prof. Fox, RadioLab.org). Why? It became glamorized, powered by nostalgia. How many of us still live in ghettos? Most of us live in cities but certainly not in the megalopolises that create most of the most popular rap music.
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