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Guru’s Brother Writes Heartfelt Open Letter

Originally published by Boston.com. Click here for the original story. “Positivity, that’s how I’m livin..’” So goes the lyric from my brother’s early hip-hop song, “Positivity.” My brother Keith Elam, the hip-hop artist known as GURU—Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal—died this week at the too-young age of 48 because of complications from cancer. ‘Positivity’ was what… Read more »

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Do Not Meet Your Heroes!

[Original Source]I’m not a whistle-blower, rat or any other term synonymous with snitch. With that said the following stories shall leave the guilty nameless. My agenda here is to crystallize my point, not expose wack behavior. Before I state my premise I’ll first explain my need to.  Last month I received an assignment to interview… Read more »

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Rich Kids, Hip-Hop Discourse, and the Rage of the Rabble

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.Last week, I penned a “firey” editorial flamed toward the recent rise of “rich kids” in Hip-Hop—those who out of suddenness developed an interest to Rap music-making, and in a few months only had multiple labels vying for their… Read more »

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Rich Kids in Hip-Hop: Who Said the Gates Were Closed?

[Editor’s note: This post is a direct response to Tolu Olorunda’s editorial entitled, “Rich Kids in Hip-Hop: Who Let the Gates Open?“]Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.I’m writing this because I’m so sick of limiting beliefs in rap music. I’m sick of the idea… Read more »

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A Hip-Hop Agenda; What’s Ours?

A month ago, Tavis Smiley and a group of Black intellectuals and activists, which included Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Cornel West, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Michael Eric Dyson, and others got together to discuss the importance of President Barack Obama addressing of a Black Agenda.  Apparently the goal was not for the group to address the… Read more »

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The Top 5 Best Name Changes In Rap

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.…Continued from the “Top 5 Worst Name Changes In Rap.” This ain’t serious.1) Killer Mike to Mike Bigga We know the change takes some getting used to, but Killer Mike had to do it. Sadly, America simply wasn’t ready… Read more »

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