A HIP-HOP HOUSE DIVIDED: WHAT HAPPENED TO U.N.I.T.Y.?
ABSOLUTE REASON: PASS THE “ROC” ALREADY!!
CHUCK CREEKMUR PENS A LETTER TO THE ICONIC DENZEL WASHINGTON
We live in a quick moving world. We watch others live the fast life, and we often desire the same. But as the saying goes, ‘easy come, easy go.’ While it’s not just society’s fault, and while we see people make millions and acquire the lifestyles that accompany it, each one of these elements, plus… Read more »
CAUTION. KIDS AT PLAY: HAVE WE OUTGROWN HIP-HOP?
ABSOLUTE REASON: LEAVE 50 CENT ALONE…
THE GREAT RAP DEBATE: CAN REAL HIP-HOP STILL MOVE THE CROWD?
We’re all looking for our greatest selves. People will tell you not to look for love, and love will find you. Love appears to be occupied with Twitter these days, because many of us are stuck with planning our escapes from hollowed relationships. When the point of no return is reached, some of us are… Read more »
FREEWAY RICK ROSS WEIGHS IN ON THE VIOLENCE AT THE BET AWARDS AND BEYOND
BREAKIN’ 2 CHAINZ: WHY DO SMART RAPPERS MAKE DUMB RAPS?
MINISTER FARRAKHAN IS TAKING IT TO THE STREETS AND THE TWEETS!
U MAD?: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ANGRY BLACK MAN?
ABSOLUTE REASON: WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH MY GIRLFRIEND???
HOMECOMING OR HOMECOONIN’: CAN HBCUs SAVE HIP-HOP?
R.I.P. TUPAC SHAKUR: HEAVEN HAS A GHETTO
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 »