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The Thick of Hip: Touré's Never Drank the Kool-Aid

Angus Batey, The Times, 25 February 2006

WRITING ABOUT MUSIC, Elvis Costello once remarked, is like dancing about architecture. If that were true, writing about hip hop, with its inherent wordiness, its preoccupation with language and syntax, and its competitive nature, would be as thankless as anyone who had contemplated a pirouette over a cathedral could envisage.

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