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Elegy for the Prolific Nipsey Hussle, Who Was About His Business
22 days ago
As shots rang outside of the store that he owned, the late Ermias Davidson Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, represented the Young Black Entrepreneur. Through the channel of hip hop, Nipsey Hus...
Reason First: Are B.I.G. and 'Pac Legends 'Because They Died?'
a month ago
Actor and podcaster Michael Rapaport is a mainstay in today’s hip hop world. He has made a way for himself, by being a student of rap throughout his life. His latest war of words against rapper Kodak ...
Reason First: Why Does Trick Daddy Back Kodak Black?
a month ago
In the world of beats, battles, and slave chains, hip-hop, some of the legends tend to look down on contemporary artists. They disparage everything from their flow, to their style of dress, to their l...
Reason First: Is Blueface the Truest Rapper Alive?
a month ago
Like Morris Chestnut’s character Ricky Baker in the seminal film Boyz n the Hood (1991), Jonathan “Blueface” Porter possessed designs to play college football. Unlike Baker’s character, Porter actually spent a stint playing football for Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Porter represents yet another hip-hop artist with an easy flow, laid-back persona, and intriguing presence, but can another gang-related rapper crossover to the mainstream? With lyrics like, “that boy got a necklac...
Does T.I. Stand for the Intellectual?
2 months ago
There once was a Douglass High School principal in Atlanta, Georgia who encouraged his students to employ a sophisticated vocabulary in their speech. He walked the hallways like a southern Joe Louis C...
Is Troy Ave Better Than Drake?
2 months ago
The rap world is fractured. On different planes, you have a Pulitzer Prize-winning act like Kendrick Lamar and on the other you have energetic and rambunctious figures like Soulja Boy still holding it...