Michael A. Gonzales

MICHAEL A. GONZALES

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The Golden G's: On Nas and Aging in Hip-Hop

The Golden G's: On Nas and Aging in Hip-Hop

How Nas has been able to stay relevant for two decades in hip-hop.

The 25 Greatest Rap Songs About Sex

The 25 Greatest Rap Songs About Sex

Let's rap about sex.

A Tale of Two Cities: Who Was The Real Ed Koch?

A Tale of Two Cities: Who Was The Real Ed Koch?

New Yorkers who lived through the Koch era recall the late mayor's divided legacy.

When The Fat Boys Were Fly

When The Fat Boys Were Fly

Would Biggie or Rick Ross even exist without them?

The 10 Best Gil Scott-Heron Songs

The 10 Best Gil Scott-Heron Songs

One year after his passing, Complex pays tribute to the revolutionary poet.

Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Plus, stories about getting lifted with Tricky and D'Angelo.

The 50 Best Weed Songs

The 50 Best Weed Songs

Light one up and count down the greatest songs to smoke to...

The 10 Best Soul Train Performances

The 10 Best Soul Train Performances

From The Sugarhill Gang to David Bowie, we run down Soul Train's greatest tracks.

Love, Peace, and Hair Grease: Remembering Soul Train's Don Cornelius

Love, Peace, and Hair Grease: Remembering Soul Train's Don Cornelius

Artists from Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys to Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band pay tribute to a TV pioneer whose show Soul Train changed American?

George Clinton Talks About His Favorite Parliament-Funkadelic Samples

George Clinton Talks About His Favorite Parliament-Funkadelic Samples

Many of hip-hop's greatest producers?from Dr. Dre to the Bomb Squad?have built classics using the P-Funk architect's blueprint.

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