Thoughts On Hip Hop And US President Barack Obama(first set)

“Fundamentally, both crack and rap are conceived of similarly — as ways to create spaces of non-humiliating work in the face of severe social disruption.” – pg. 38 As I was trolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across an announcement by @BlackGod917 that Grammy award winning and Duke instructor 9th Wonder had remixed United Read the full article…

Popularity Of The West Coast Regular Guy As Rap Act

“Producing one’s visibility through technological and digital tools, across multiple media platforms, is a primary way to create a saleable image of oneself, one that can circulate in a competitive marketplace. These new, social media enhanced, visible selves, are no longer just versions of who we are, but they have become the essence of who Read the full article…

Get Off His Dick And The ‘D’ Ain’t Silent::Initial Thoughts Of Impact Of Django Unchained

So, I just got through watching Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained for the first time. I may be biased(and whose writing is not these days?), and my initial angst regarding the film might have tainted my ability to appreciate any portion of it, but, I did feel it was lackluster. The story of a slave named Read the full article…