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Sunday, November 13 2011

Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.


Wednesday, April 25 2007

Runs House - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Run does Father Knows Best with an edge, but the edge is ultimately a sweet one.


Tuesday, July 6 2004

The Show (1995)

'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"


Sunday, January 1 1995

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Gordon Parks' hollering is, of course, far from the usual. Elegant and intelligent, poignant and political, Parks' art encompasses a remarkable range of subjects and forms.


Backstage (2000)

Of course, ambition, talent, good luck, and effort can only take you so far. The film addresses racism in the business by underlining the tour's lack of 'incidents.'"


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