Monthly Archives: December 2015

God Is Gangsta: Short Film by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar and his camp teamed up with A Psycho Films Production to add visuals to the tracks “U” and “For Sale? (interlude)” from his critically acclaimed and commercially successful album To Pimp a Butterfly, which leads the Grammys with 11 nominations this year. They brilliantly captured Kendrick’s apoplectic introspection, as he personified guilt, shame, and…

I Asked This Class of Kpop Trainees What Separates (and Connects) Hiphop and Kpop

A few weeks ago, I taught a rap class at a Kpop training center, and this is part two of three in the series. Kpop has it’s obvious elements that were influenced by Hiphop. Well, it’s obvious to me, being a long-time, dedicated student of the culture. However, I was worried that the younger generation (that…

History of DeadPool and the Hip Hop Connection

The Hip Hop world and the comic universe continues its perpetual lust, as the music, art and design illustrates its mutual respect. Earlier this year, Marvel’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonso paid tribute to Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) by having DeadPool #45, Howard the Duck #2, and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon do…

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Tamir Rice And Why Harvard Medical Scientists Want to Record Police Shootings As A Public Epidemic

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said the death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was gunned down in a matter of seconds by Officer Timothy Loehmann, was a “perfect storm of human error.” The grand jury decided not to indict the officers. Chicago police, a day after Christmas, fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and…

Tis The Season For Michael Christmas

This is Michael Christmas’ biggest Christmas being Michael Christmas and boy is he excited. The Boston rapper is on tour with Mac Miller and was playing at Philadelphia’s newest venue, The Filmore, where we got to share some Christmas cookies with the freshly 21-year-old spitter. Christmas was jolly as ever during the holiday season, and…

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