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Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.


Tuesday, October 18 2011

True to the Game: Ice Cube’s ‘Death Certificate’

It was during the period between the Rodney King beating and subsequent court verdict that Ice Cube cut Death Certificate, a chilling glimpse into the anger and frustration South Central Angelinos were feeling.


Wednesday, November 17 2010

Hip-Hop’s Laboratory of Language

What do William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Ice Cube, and Ghostface Killah have in common? Finally, they all appear in anthologies.


Sunday, September 26 2010

Keeping It Real: Dreams, Mind-Alteration, & Misperception in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop has been engaged in an ongoing tension between fantasy and reality, art and artifice but rappers, like all good artists, sometimes have to lie in order to tell the truth.


Wednesday, August 18 2010

Hip-Hop Storytellers: The Heist Motif

Bluster and bravado are considered par for the course in hip-hop, but rappers adopt cunning personas to tell stories of money, power, and respect.


Wednesday, July 21 2010

Hip-Hop Storytellers: The Vignette

"That story is over, but my rhyme ain't done." Vignettes are important tools in hip-hop's rich and plentiful storytelling tradition.


Thursday, July 15 2010

It Was Only Yesterday L.A. Went Up in Flames

Langston Hughes’ proverbial California raisin in the sun exploded to a funky beat. I stared blankly past the familiar storefronts, into a world I could barely grasp. How civil a society was it that my daughter was about to join?


Monday, May 17 2010

Fear of a Rap Parody

Underrated in the annals of hip-hop cinema, Rusty Cundieff's Fear of a Black Hat is biting and unflinching, and forces hip-hop fans to stare soberly at the culture's flaws and to revisit their own reasons for loving the music.


Tuesday, March 24 2009

Part 3: The Sixth Sense to Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.


Sunday, January 18 2009

Seven Ways to Detox

It's 2009, and that means it has now been a full decade since Dr. Dre's last official release. Here are some suggestions for survival while you continue to await his long-gestating follow-up, Detox.


Ice Cube: The Essentials (Reviews) [25.Nov.08]
Songs in the Key of Rap (Columns) [22.Oct.08]
First Sunday (Reviews) [11.Jan.08]
Are We Done Yet? (2007) (Reviews) [4.Apr.07]
Ice Cube: Laugh Now, Cry Later (Reviews) [7.Jul.06]
XXX: State of the Union (2005) (Reviews) [29.Apr.05]
Are We There Yet? (2005) (Reviews) [21.Jan.05]
Torque (2004) (Reviews) [15.Jan.04]
Friday After Next (2002) (Reviews) [29.Nov.02]
Barbershop (2002) (Reviews) [12.Sep.02]
All About the Benjamins (2002) (Reviews) [7.Mar.02]
Three Kings (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Next Friday (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Ghosts of Mars (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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