A Comparative Analysis of Duchamp and Dr. Dre.
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-07-11

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"Neither Dre nor DuChamp were happy in their circles, however, so they formed new ones. Dre left Death Row and formed Aftermath, while DuChamp formed the Societe Anonyme. These would be the organizations the dudes would stick wit’. DuChamp continued exploring the relationship between the artist and spectator with kinetic mobiles – moving sculptures and conceptual extensions of his readymade works like The Fountain. Dre did the same, rapping on Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, as well as producing the first album by rap supergroup The Firm. Like DuChamp's readymades, which asked the viewer to reconsider their perception of what is “art,” these albums were so shitty they forced the listener to ask ‘What the fuck am I listening to? Does something actually think this is good? Is this supposed to be hiphop?’ -From "Etant Donnes, or Why I'm Still Excited for Detox," on Popular Lemonade

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