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As Nirvana fans commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death this month, noted music writer and Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross has called out the mayor and other local bureaucrats...
Nirvana remains an influence on all subsections of rock, from alternative to metal, but Kurt Cobain, bizarrely, also shows up frequently in modern hip-hop. In the summer of 2013, Jay-Z sampled some of "Teen Spirit" for his hit song "Holy Grail." But it was pointed out to me that Jay-Z's song is just one of at least a dozen times "Teen Spirit" has shown up in hip-hop or dance music.