Editorial

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All-Access: Def Jam Vendetta

I kept my ear to the ground at my station’s (97.9 the BEAT) promo meeting last week. Method Man was coming out on May 29 to battle our listeners in Def Jam Vendetta. I thought to myself "cool, I’ma fall through." I invited my girl Suga since she’s a Meth fanatic. May 29 – Dalla,… Read more »

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AllHipHop.com’s 2003 Relaunch

Another relaunch. You go ahead and browse around and see the new features. You are going to find that everything has changed and nothing has changed all at the same time. A lot of time and energy was invested in this new AllHipHop.com so I’ll just take a minute to say some thanks. The entire… Read more »

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Hip-Hop’s First World War

Damn straight we at war, and hip-hop is wounded. On street corners from Brooklyn to Brixton, South Central to Shanghai, arguments, conflicts and battle raps occur to overstand whose side you on? Pop hop or "real" hip-hop? Regardless of where a hip hopper is located, the world bows down in respect to what the African-American… Read more »

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The State of the Hip-Hop Union

President Rogers: Mr. Speaker, Vice-President Fourtou, members of the big five, distinguished rappers, and fellow consumers: It gives me great pleasure to present to you my State of the Hip-Hop Union address this evening. I am certain that after hearing my plan for this nation, we will all come together in a show of solidarity… Read more »

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Is Hip Hop A Culture?

While attending a symposium entitled, The Business of Show, which explored cultural images of Blacks in media, a simple but profound question was asked. Tim Reid and his wife Daphne Maxwell Reid, hosts of the symposium, owners of News Millennium Studios and stars of such shows Sister, Sister and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air… Read more »

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Is UPN’s Platinum Worth Anything?

After viewing UPN’s hip-hop drama "Platinum" it’s apparent that the producers and writers have created a show based on focusing on the worst elements of hip-hop. Its gangsterism, misogny, violence, and brutality. The "Platinum" premiere episode highlighted the violence and ignorance in hip-hop that has become synonymous with young people and black culture. "Platinum" producers… Read more »

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Big Hats, Bigger Hate

What the hell… Ok, no. really, what the hell is going on with these damned big hats? Now you’re saying to yourself, “Hey, Jean…pray tell, what big hats?” Then I’m all, “You know.” Then you’re all, “No, we don’t know! Please, please tell us.” Then I’m all, “Well, if you insist.” Listen, either there are… Read more »

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Killers On The Payroll

Well, here we are. Bombs are dropping, the dying has started, and our country of ignorant, blind allegiance-pledging sheep has sanctioned yet another massacre for profit in the name of “liberating the oppressed.” Never mind the fact that millions of people spoke out against our non-elected Commander-in-Chief’s hell-bent course of action, or that Chief Weapons… Read more »

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