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Beaten Rhymes and Strife: The Instinctive Travels of A Tribe Called Colonized

 Love and respect Malik Isaac Taylor, Phife Dawg (November 20, 1970 – March 23, 2016)   Beaten Rhymes and Strife: The Instinctive Travels of A Tribe Called Colonized Jared Ball A documentary film about the legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest should be a very big deal.  A film about them should be as wide-ranging … Continue reading Beaten Rhymes and Strife: The Instinctive Travels of A Tribe Called Colonized

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Black August and Crises of Hip-Hop as Euphemism

Again, as we roll into the month of August we'd like to begin our tribute of Black August a bit early... If you didn’t know already, let me be the first to tell you that there is indeed a crisis in hip-hop politics and intellectualism.  It is a crisis of separation, a crisis of deracination … Continue reading Black August and Crises of Hip-Hop as Euphemism

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Porn and Mail: New Media, Same Old Sh!t

It may be an emerging technology but the internet isn’t changing a thing. I don’t mean literally of course. The internet is changing the primary format of communication and it is certainly changing the way our brains work, the way synapses grow, and has definitely impacted our ability to concentrate or to stay focused. But … Continue reading Porn and Mail: New Media, Same Old Sh!t