hip-hop

Tape Runs Out

August 8, 2007

I mourn the loss of the audio cassette. I used to spend hours recording things onto cassette. I remember when my brother and I used to use a tape recorder to make silly commercials and pretend that we were talk radio hosts. It was a lot of fun. I [Keep Reading]

Autograph from a Hip Hop Legend

July 23, 2007

This is a picture of the album cover I got signed on the weekend. I got signatures from some legends in hip hop; Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Punchline. These three emcees have joined forces with Stricklin to form the supergroup EMC. They performed [Keep Reading]

Breath of Fresh Air

June 6, 2007

When Nas came out with “Hip Hop is Dead” I agreed with him. It seemed like there was no music of any substance being produced anymore. The songs that were hitting on the charts were all empty, soulless songs that did not appeal to me in the [Keep Reading]

Stelth Bomber

May 26, 2007

I just discovered this very talented MC today. You need to click on both of these links to hear some amazing hip hop. I think this is some of the best music I have heard coming up from the underground in a long time. [Keep Reading]

Hip Hop at the Crossroads

May 25, 2007

XM Satellite Radio ran a special last night called Hip Hop at the Crossroads: A Town Hall Meeting. The show had very notable members of the hip hop community who all spoke frankly about the state of hip hop culture. It was an illuminating program. I [Keep Reading]

Positive Hip Hop Promotion

May 21, 2007

I don’t think enough people are promoting hip hop in a positive nature. It is easy to focus on the negatives but there is a lot more that hip hop has to offer. Last week, I wrote about a reality show that taught about hip hop culture in a [Keep Reading]

(White) Rapper Show

May 16, 2007

I don’t normally like the reality show genre. Ego Trip’s The (White) Rapper Show is just the latest in a long line of these shows. The difference about this one is that it is a show that represents hip hop culture in a respectful way. I like the [Keep Reading]

Taking Back Words

May 7, 2007

There is power in taking back words. Words are probably the most powerful weapon in our disposable. There are all sorts of clichés and saying to attest to this fact. The pen is mightier than the sword, is one that I am sure we have all heard. If [Keep Reading]

The N-Word

May 4, 2007

Words hurt. It’s true. The power of words is something that we often don’t stop to think about. As kids, we used to say things like “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” As adults, and even as kids, I think we [Keep Reading]

Save Net Radio

April 30, 2007

The future of Internet radio is in danger. I am not sure what I can do to save it, except announce why I value Internet radio and ask you to join me in my support of the “Internet Radio Equality Act,” introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee [Keep Reading]
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