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“Why’s this so good?” — the music edition

From our “Why’s this so good?” archives, a handful of great reads on music by Lil Wayne, James Brown, Britney Spears and Sly Stone, deconstructed for craft and significance by the New York Times’ Margaret Ho, Vela’s Eva Holland, the New York Times’ Jenna Wortham and The Atavist’s Charles Homans. Bonus: a short play list. In No. 70, [...]

“Why’s this so good?” No. 70: David Ramsey and Lil Wayne

Like the hook of a catchy song, David Ramsey’s “I Will Forever Remain Faithful,” from the Fall 2008 issue of The Oxford American, lures you in with a promise: 1. Complex magazine: What do you listen to these days? Lil Wayne: Me! All day, all me. As a pick-up line, it works. People uninitiated to Lil [...]