CON OR CONSPIRACY: ARE THEY REALLY OUT TO GET US?
Originally published at TheGrio.com. In the span of two weeks Chicago-based rapper Chief Keef has been demonized by a variety of media publications. They have attacked the content in his music, his negative image and even his young mother (she’s 32) for being what some have called an irresponsible parent for condoning her son’s erratic… Read more »
DNC BLOG: A HISTORIC NIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY’S FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT
DID BILL CLINTON CONNECT WITH YOU?
OPINION: IN THIS ELECTION, THERE ARE NO RETURNS
BLOG: MICHELLE OBAMA ROCKS!
THE WORLD’S STILL A GHETTO: IS THE ‘HOOD BETTER OFF?
SAME OL’ SONG: WHAT HAPPENED TO HIP-HOP RADIO?
OPINION: THOUGHTS ON NAS, GHOST WRITING AND INTEGRITY!
OPINION: CAN FEMALE MCs RETURN TO THEIR HIP-HOP GREATNESS?
In an odd election season, where most voters seem to be heavily observant before speaking out in favor of a particularly candidate, the Hollywood set is finally getting involved. And, while some may say it definitely helps promote his new film, Red Hook Summer, Spike Lee has offered an impassioned endorsement for President Barack Obama’s… Read more »
EDUTAINMENT: CAN HIP-HOP STILL “SCHOOL” THE YOUTH?
5 REASONS TO GO SEE SPIKE LEE’S RED HOOK SUMMER!
Editor’s Note: It’s 2012 Election season, folks! Get ready for the editorials, cartoons, and mudslinging commercials to fly! This little ditty comes from well-known Hip-Hop cartoonist and illustrator, Andre LeRoy Davis and, well, you get the picture. It’s the “Circle of Life”… political style! … Read more »
EVERY BROTHA AIN’T A BROTHA: IS DRAKE GUILTY OF A HIP-HOP HATE CRIME?
THE TOP 5 PEOPLE RICK ROSS NEEDS TO FORGIVE!
THE POWERLESS PEN: WHY HIP-HOP JOURNALISM SUCKS
INDIE HIP-HOPPERS: WHY “BOOSTING” YOUR ONLINE NUMBERS IS NOT THE BUSINESS
OPINION: SNOOP DOGG TO SNOOP LION, AND IT’S STILL ALL GOOD
“CHANGE”… THIS YEAR’S ATROCITIES IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA HAVE NOT GONE UNNOTICED
WHY THERE’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER “PE” – WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO “REAL HIP-HOP?”
FRANK OCEAN: THE ROSA PARKS OF THE GAY HIP-HOP MOVEMENT
WORDSPIT REPS RAP ON THE BIG STAGE!
CHICAGO, COMPTON AND COLORADO: DO MOVIES OR MUSIC MAKE MURDERERS?
RAPPERS! STOP GIVING AWAY ALL OF YOUR MUSIC FOR FREE! LEARN WHY HERE!
DO SOME RAPPERS OWE “RAP-ARATIONS” FOR DISRESPECTING THE BLACK COMMUNITY?
Hustle is an extremely popular word in our culture. With varying meanings, many young people and young adults have applied it and made a lot of themselves. It’s wonderful to see so many students, business owners, and dream chasers. There’s nothing better than seeing a stereotype being diminished, but hustling isn’t a fad, it’s a… Read more »
VOTING IS A CIVIL RIGHT! SO WHAT WILL MOTIVATE HIP-HOPPERS TO GO TO THE POLLS?
DEAR HIP-HOP. HAVE WE COMPLETELY LOST OUR MINDS?
EDITORIAL: IS THERE TRULY NO “LOVE IN HIP-HOP”?
5 THINGS THAT WILL COME OUT FROM FRANK OCEAN’S COME OUT!
THE FOURTH OF JULY IS ALMOST HERE – BUT WAIT, WHAT ARE BLACK PEOPLE CELEBRATING ABOUT?
BUMP BEEF. WHERE’S THE BATTLE?
EDITORIAL: OPULENT RAP, THEY’RE CALLING IT, WHILE IT AIN’T ALL GOOD IN MOST ‘HOODS
“a.k.a. a sellout /rap definition/get off that boy/change your mission” – “Crossover”, EPMD Although broken glass was everywhere, unemployment was at a record high and 911 was a joke, Clive Saddler’s Sedgwick Avenue neighborhood was not the jungle the media portrayed; it was home and full of promise. But everyday the six o’clock news would… Read more »
REAL N*GGAS, WHAT’S UP?
DID HIP-HOP “SWAGGA JACK” BLACK CULTURE? READ THE EDITORIAL AND DECIDE.
ALLHIPHOP’S CHUCK “JIGSAW” CREEKMUR OFFERS HIS “10 DAD COMMANDMENTS”
A DEDICATION TO DADS – AND A CHANCE TO DO IT BETTER!
“What do you say; me, you, and your Chloe glasses/Go somewhere private where we can discuss fashion/Like, Prada blouse, Gucci bra?…” – Jay-Z, “Give It To Me” What we see and hear enough of, we buy into – often. Fashion is a prime example. Marketing is centered about influence. Influencing people to spend their hard… Read more »
WAR HAS BEEN DECLARED ON UNINTELLIGENT RAP! READ THE EDITORIAL HERE!
JUNE IS BLACK MUSIC MONTH…READ UP AND CHECK OUT THE BEASTLY LINEUP AS APPLE STORES CELEBRATE NATIONWIDE
CEDRIC MUHAMMAD OFFERS HIS THOUGHTS ON WHY KILLER MIKE IS SUCH A DANGEROUS MAN
ICE-T HAS AN AMAZING DOCUMENTARY! CLICK HERE TO READ A REVIEW!
ALL RAP BEEF ASIDE, THERE’S A REAL BLACK-ON-BLACK WAR STILL RAGING. READ THE EDITORIAL!
THE INTERNET CHANGED THE GAME FOREVER – READ A THOUGHTFUL EDITORIAL ON ITS MASSIVE WEB EFFECT
“WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE Y’ALL ARE LISTENING TO TODAY?” – CHECK ONE GROWN MAN’S EDITORIAL.
HIP-HOP HOORAY! ALLHIPHOP.COM PAY PROPS TO THE CULTURE
ELECTION 2012 IS ALL BUT SET…AND NOW THE SPIN DOCTORS GET BUSY! CHECK THE EDITORIAL
DAVEY D REFLECTS ON THE HIP-HOP INFLUENCE OF EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ…A.K.A. MALCOLM X
“And even though you’re fed up/ Ya got to keep ya head up” Some songs are simply timeless. Some are relevant, five, 10, or even 50 years, after their debut. “Keep Ya Head Up” was the hood’s anthem, but also played a tune that the world could understand. It was as if scars and bruises were… Read more »
YOUR “HIP-HOP” VOTE IS BEING COURTED AS WE SPEAK…BUT DOES IT MATTER IN ELECTION 2012?
A REFLECTION ON HOW ONE MOTHER HELPED CRAFT A LIFELONG HIP-HOP KID
“THE AVENGERS” ARE HERE TO SAVE THE PLANET – BUT WHO’S GOING TO AVENGE HIP-HOP?
THE DUMBING-DOWN OF HIP-HOP…WHOSE FAULT IS IT? READ THE EDITORIAL.
REMEMBER: THE L.A. UPRISINGS & GANG TRUCE OF 1992!
THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE L.A. RIOTS IS UPON US – READ WHAT THE YEAR 1992 DID TO HIP-HOP
PRE-L.A. RIOTS, HIP-HOP WAS A LOT MORE RADICAL…SO WHAT HAPPENED? READ HERE.
ZIMMERMANS’S MURDER CHARGE MEANS NOTHING
CAN BLACK PEOPLE BE RACISTS? READ THIS THOUGHT-PROVOKING EDITORIAL AND DECIDE