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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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The Top 5 Worst Name Changes In Rap

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.The name change. It is the ultimate form of reinvention. Artists have long held variety of monikers to seemingly symbolize changes in persona or accentuate progress. Prince even took it a step farther and made his name an unpronounceable… Read more »

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Desperate Times/ Desperate Measures: The Joell Ortiz and Erykah Badu Version

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.“Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is … to make freedom real.” —James Baldwin When up against the wall, swing—hard. Two of the finest from the Hip-Hop community, Joell Ortiz and Erykah… Read more »

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