808s and Heartbreak

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Top Cultural Game-Changers

What will we still be talking about next decade? Britney, for one

(Newser) - The ‘00s were full of important contributions to culture, but which ones will we still be talking about in another decade? Here are some of New York ’s picks:
  • TV: The Sopranos for inventing quality cable, American Idol for changing the music industry, and of course all things
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Iconic Drum Machine Has Kanye's Number

(Newser) - Kanye West was just a toddler when Roland launched the TR-808 in 1980, but the drum machine has proven so influential that it figures in the title of the music titan's latest album, 808s and Heartbreak. "Today the 808 stands as hip-hop's answer to rock's Stratocaster—an iconic instrument... More »

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