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By - Kim Garza

Lil Wayne’s Aggressive Softcore

Has Lil Wayne gone soft? Tha Carter IV, his ninth album, leaked online Friday and is rapidly threatening to turn the 28-year-old rapper from a critically beloved genius child into a cultural also-ran. Wayne may still sell a huge number of albums this week — Cash Money, Wayne’s home label, is hoping to move at least a million units, aided

By - Kim Garza

The Best Ideas Of 2010: The End Of Appointment Listening

All week we’ll be talking about the best and worst ideas in music this year — click to see all the stories. Write us at if anything in the business or culture struck you as particularly effective or shockingly misguided in 2010. If we’re entering what could charitably called commercial music’s post-retail age, what does that mean for the dissemination