The Wire

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Issue 121

March 1994

Taking The Rap
Kodwo Eshun says hold up your right hand to Snoop Doggy Dogg, 2 Pac and Flavor Flav

Charles Gayle
Howard Mandel goes underground in NYC to find the spirit of black freedom

Bark Psychosis
Jakubowski encounters the new champions of Ambient rock

Angelique Kidjo
The African diva talks to Jo Shinner about Prince, plants and parenthood

Tomasz Stanko
In a Warsaw flat, Stephen Graham meets an enigma of European New Music

Spoken Word
Ben Watson goes to Hollywood to report on a back-to-basics pop phenomenon

Balanescu Quartet
Nick Kimberley travels through time withthe groundbreaking string quartet

Music In The 21st Century
David Toop dreams of the future with Elvis, Bono, Eno, Sinatra, Primal Scream and more!

Invisible Jukebox: Elvis Costello
Philip Watson gets all testy with pop's poison pen