Articles by Alexandria N Tribble

2011 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival - Day 3

Hip Hop Can Cure Mental Illness

Hip Hop connoisseurs have always agreed that there’s an infectious power in the music. Hip Hop can alter moods, make you dance, and stimulate you intellectually–but does it also possess the power to heal psychological issues? The members of Hip Hop Psych certainly think so. Hip Hop Psych, a collaborative team of research associates from Cambridge University along…

Yemen-Uganda-Cambodia-Colombia: “Shake the Dust” Executive Produced by Nas

A legend in his own right, Nas has proven his skills on the mic and it seems lately he’s also proving his skills on the big screen. In his first role as an executive producer, Nasir “Nas” Jones along with Photographer and filmmaker Adam Sjöberg (who has traveled to over 40 countries documenting the human condition),…


Palestinian producer Muqata’a Makes Music for Freedom & Independence

American society persistently interrogates the lack of “positive” mainstream Hip-Hop messages on the radio, but when you hail from the State of Palestine–arguably one of the most conflict-ridden regions on the planet today— messages becomes less of an interesting quirk worth having as an artist; deliberate sociopolitical messages become more of a necessity worth applying. Simply put, there is too much happening…


‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Added to the Library of Congress

If you listened to Hip-Hop in the late 90’s, you’d recall the massive impact of Lauryn Hill’s debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The United States acknowledged its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance by including the classic album in the archives of the Library of Congress and selected it to the National Recording Registry.  Hip-Hop has entered…

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