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Tuesday, August 19 2008

We Don’t Die, We Multiply: Hip-Hop Groups

Group identification creates interesting scenarios within hip-hop culture, from the formation and maintenance of group identity to the difficulties of promoting the lyrical skills of a group's various members.


Thursday, August 14 2008

K’naan: The Dusty Foot Philosopher

In a market dominated by criminal sociopaths, this Somali-Canadian refugee rapper took the road less traveled.


Tuesday, August 12 2008

Azeem: Air Cartoons

Experiments are good for hip-hop. Sometimes the success is in the attempt.


Sunday, August 3 2008

Dame Grease: Goon Musik

The solo debut from DMX's beatsmith ends up being messy rather than dirty.


Wednesday, June 4 2008

Yes We Can Can

The recent "censure" of The Boondocks demonstrates the difficulty art faces in raising a critical converation in a corporate setting. Considering hip-hop's deep embedding into corporate culture, how can radical change happen?


Wednesday, May 21 2008

Foxy Brown: Brooklyn’s Don Diva

The good news? Foxy Brown is back! The not-so-good news? The homecoming party isn't as hot as it should be.


Wednesday, April 16 2008

Rocko: Self-Made

Cash, expensive clothes, cars for each day of the week. Wanna see how it's done? Watch him "do him".


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