Hexmurda’s News: ISH HAPPENS!

Whutupdoe…shout out to all the folks that read my inane ramblings. I honestly appreciate ya’ll because without this outlet for my madness I would probably start carrying an aluminum bat wrapped in barbed wire w/ a bayonet welded to it, don a catchers mask and transform into a serial killer called “The Umpire.”   Don’t… Read more »



Hexmurda Wishes You…MANY MORE!

[Hexmurda is a columnist for AllHipHop.com. His views don’t necessarily represent those of AllHipHop.com, but this one is pretty close to how many of us feel, you know minus the grammatical brutality.] Well, kiddies it’s that time of the week again. Yup, I’m back. Two columns down and I haven’t received my pink slip (yet)…. Read more »



Health Care Reform for Dummies

Health Care Reform for Dummies Can someone please tell me why these people are mad?   Haven’t they watched SICKO? Well maybe their Senators should hold a town hall meeting where they watch the Michael Moore documentary about health insurance in America and let see if they continue to bitch and moan about Prez Obama’s… Read more »



Music Video Directors: Assassins 4 Hire?

“Watch what you’re watching/” —Nas, “Sly Fox,” Untitled, 2008. Images matter. The age of denying the insurmountable effects graphic material masters on the minds of young, impressionable viewers should be far behind us. In the last decade alone, we have witnessed the dramatic possibilities an irresponsible media state is capable of producing when held to… Read more »



Hip-Hop Needs Another Death!

“Am I wrong for wishing somebody would get killed? I mean, it just doesn’t seem like Hip-Hop gets it until somebody gets killed.”   -illseed  August 10, 2009, posted in rumors   “It ain’t Hip-Hop til some one gets killed? Thanks. That has to be the most reckless, insensitive statement I have heard against our… Read more »



Read My Lips: No More Ni**adry!

            “And all you coon-a** rappers—ya’ll should all get lynched/ And all you fake-a** gangsters—ya’ll should all get lynched/” —NYOIL, “Ya’ll Should All Get Lynched,” Hood Treason, 2007. The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, and it seems some would hate nothing more than to see Ni**adry completely blotted out from Hip-Hop music. After… Read more »



Telegraphing Punches: Joe Budden v.s. Raekwon

Hexmurda is the latest columnist at AllHipHop.com. His views are his own and don’t necessarily represent those of AllHiphop.com or its employees. We had to say that. Now, allow hex to articulate his feelings.   If you didn’t see this coming, then you’re blind as a fucking bat. Some n***a finally punched Joe Budden in the… Read more »



R.I.P. Baatin – Hexmurda’s Lament

(Editor’s Note: This was supposed to be the start of a regular column from hexmurda, a staple of the Detroit Hip-Hop scene. However, the death of Baatin of Slum Village preempted the column and hex has written a column about his fallen comrade. It was originally titled “F**K THIS RAP S**T, I’LL LISTEN TO CLASSICAL.”)… Read more »



Fans Are the New Record Labels

“Slave to a label but I own my masters/  Still get it poppin’ without artist and repertoire/” —Pharoahe Monch, “Desire,” Desire, 2007. Last week, LA Times Staff Writer Chris Lee revealed the details of Cash Money artist Drake’s blockbuster record deal. In addition to a $2 million advance payment, he “retains the publishing rights to… Read more »



The X Fact(her): An Amero And A Dream

Last week Prez Obama stood before a packed audience and essentially preached to the choir. He spoke about the great accomplishments of the NAACP and how the organization ironically celebrated its 100th anniversary the same year he became the country’s first (official) African American president.   Then he did something that was quite surprising. He… Read more »



Ebonics 101: Big L & E. B. White Break Bread

“Euphemisms are misunderstood as mistakes/ But it’s a by-product of the ghetto music we make/” —Canibus, “Poet Laureate II,” Rip the Jacker, 2003. Of the many reasons Hip-Hop music dogged for, one of the most unremarkable is that it teaches bad English—broken English—Ebonics. Critics argue that it celebrates anti-intellectualism, with an emphasis on rhyme rather… Read more »



Rappers: Where Ya’ Ba**s At?

“Half these rap lyrics ain’t thought-provoked/ Just a lot of beef till they get caught and smoked/” —GZA, “Illusory Protection,” Grandmasters. “If I rhyme about home and got descriptive/ I’d make 50 Cent look like Limp Bizkit/” —K’Naan, “What’s Hardcore?,” The Dusty Foot Philosopher.  Nowadays, nothing seems to annoy this writer more than the fecklessness… Read more »



Bruno Needs a Beatdown!

“Now, I’m sure that some of my “post racial” Black and liberal White friends will say that I need to calm down…   Back in the late 1800’s a Scottish woman wrote the controversial book “Little Black Sambo.” Although, the story was about a dark skinned Indian child with exaggerated Negroid features who liked to… Read more »



What Will You Die For?

“I’m Ready to Die, Tell God I Said Hi”  – Notorious B.I.G.America is known for many things but breeding martyrs isn’t one of them. Sure we have innocent people lose their lives everyday. Good people, be they parents, honor students, teachers. Thing is, they lose their lives by a stray bullet, jealous exes, hit and… Read more »



The Revolution Will Be Twittered

Editor’s shameless plug: Follow AllHipHop.com at http://twitter.com/allhiphopcomForget CNN, Fox News or even BBC. People are turning to Twitter to find out what is going on in Iran. Since the June 12th presidential elections resulted in what many consider to be the rigged re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, citizens of Iran have taken to the streets… Read more »