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Strangely Enough, Desiigner May Be New York’s Answer

  “I got broads in Atlanta, blah blah bluh blah blah da jamma…” And whatever else he said.  Those are some lyrics from Desiigner’s new single Panda.  And this is where we are in hip hop now – experimenting with … Continue reading

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Carolina Negro Jig

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are one of the few black, old-time string bands that still exist today.  Composed of lead vocalist, violinist, and banjoist, Rhiannon Giddens, multi-instrumentalists, Hubby Jenkins and Rowan Corbett, and cellist, Malcolm Parson, the Durham, North Carolina … Continue reading

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When OutKast Became en vogue

There was a time when it wasn’t cool to be from the south.  At one point, southern rap wasn’t considered a genre in Hip Hop.  That fact was made apparent at the 1995 Source Awards in New York City when … Continue reading

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SZA #Z #AlbumReview

Album Rating System 4 out of 5 records        If you’ve ever rummaged through a girl’s diary to know her private thoughts you’ve probably run across some pretty revealing truths.  To get caught violating that privacy is hell to pay.  … Continue reading

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#ILLmaticXX Anniversary: 20 Years In Review

  The Genesis Queensbridge Houses are the largest housing projects on the North American continent.  It sits along the East River just north of the Queensborough (59th Street) Bridge that connects Manhattan to Queens.  Looking down from the bridge on … Continue reading

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Nitty Scott, MC; The Flower Child

Spring is the perfect season for Brooklyn rapper, Nitty Scott, MC, to blossom into her career as a credible artist.  Symbolically, spring is a temperate season that embodies ideas of renewal and rejuvenation.  In this case, spring points to Nitty’s … Continue reading

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#BoosieHome

It’s amazing how a narrative can be built around your life that creates an illusory image of someone you’re not.  What I find even more amazing is that this actually works.  When you think of reality television, say, the Love … Continue reading

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