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Excerpt: Waka Flips It On Us…What?

Excerpt: Waka Flips It On Us…What?

Bars? Who needs bars? Being lyrical is almost scoffed at in a day and age where an artist (cough) Shy Glizzy (cough) can get a hit by rhyming: “I’m so awwwsome; I’m out here like a possum.” [...]

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

I know.  I know. I’m the Jay Electronica of posting. Much like the procrastinating poet, I have repeatedly promised a number of my Facebook family and Twitter fam that I would weigh in on the Kendrick [...]

Ghostface’s 12 Reasons to Die & Other Amazing Concept Albums

Ghostface’s 12 Reasons to Die & Other Amazing Concept Albums

Gawd bless the Ghostface Killah for rescuing music from mediocrity.  Again. Tony Starks just officially released “12 Reasons to Die,” a collaboration with composer Adrian Younge that tells the story of a vengeful, murdered man who [...]

DMX’s Life Needs Fixing, But Not by Iyanla Vanzant

DMX’s Life Needs Fixing, But Not by Iyanla Vanzant

It’s been over a decade since Iyanla Vanzant blew onto the pop culture scene. Ushered in by Oprah, the growly voiced, buzz-cut favoring self-help guru is known for her tell it like it “t-i-s” approach and [...]

Breaking Bad: “Spring Breakers” Hates Hip-Hop Culture

Breaking Bad: “Spring Breakers” Hates Hip-Hop Culture

I’m not being dramatic, really. The film “Spring Breakers” hates hip-hop.  Well, not hip-hop as we know it. More like the stripper, gun and drug-dealer worshipping refuse that plays all day on the radio. But they, [...]