Imagine if presidents were only allowed to declare war if one of their loved ones had to be at the front. Imagine if there were a law that stated that for every tank, there had to be a new school and for every war helicopter there had to be a new hospital. Imagine if every… Read more »



Race In Music, and American Media

In the wake of the firestorm regarding Janet Jackson and her breast taking exploits at the Super Bowl halftime show, many issues have surfaced regarding decency, entertainment, and due to the participation of Justin Timberlake, and his subsequent level of character assassination, the dreaded R word…Race. Since the acquittal of OJ Simpson, a couple years… Read more »



Cedric Hollywood: A Reply To Luke

The following was written by Cedric Hollywood, program and music director of Miami’s WEDR’s 99 Jamz. In a news article on AllHipHop.com (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=2848), Luther "Luke" Campbell asserted that the local radio infrastructure in Miami, Florida no longer supported the local Hip-Hop scene. He singled out the only two commercial Hip-Hop stations in the city, 99… Read more »



21 Questions

Credible: 1. Capable of being believed; plausible. 2. Worthy of confidence; reliable. Credibility: 1. The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief: 2. A capacity for belief. 3. The quality of being believable or trustworthy 1. When will the two words above have a legitimate place in Hip-Hop journalism nowadays? 2. When will the Hip-Hop… Read more »



Mr. Paine & Defari: An Editorial Reply

As a white guy working in the field of Hip-Hop music “journalism” I could tell you all kinds of stories involving what could be perceived as a general attitude of suspicion towards someone of a Caucasian background trying to break into a field that is dominated primarily by African Americans. But, in the end, who… Read more »



Michael Jackson’s Tragedy

With Michael Jackson’s arrest and indictment on charges of child molestation, the American public is now being subjected to the latest scandal involving celebrities and sex. The various media outlets have yet another opportunity to indulge in their customary feeding frenzy, to compete for the latest rumor, innuendo and salacious detail. We are guaranteed the… Read more »