Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

Hip Hop vs Racism: Geraldo Rivera’s Fallacy

When we use Hip Hop culture as a scapegoat for structural inequality and systemic racism, we imply–rather dangerously– that the negative elements of mainstream, commodified rap music’s correlation is in fact the causation for any and every moral and infrastructural decay in the Black American “community.” It’s as though the American history of racial inequality wouldn’t create residual…

Bun B Turns Down 6 Figures to Maintain Integrity of His Hip Hop Course

It’s hard to knock the idea of rappers coming to the forefront of the classroom when someone like Bun B has proven that he takes the opportunity very seriously.  During a recent interview on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning show, the UGK rapper shared how he has turned down 6-figures worth of performance in order…

Warren G and Kenny G Mount Up to Perform “Regulate” Live on Jimmy Kimmel

Regulate was the first song I memorized word for word. The beat was infectious and gave me a sense of paranoia that was captivating. Warren G’s chill delivery and story telling ability wouldn’t let my ears blink, if that makes sense. And when you add Nate Dogg’s singular tone of vocals into the mix it’s…

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