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Yeeah Boy!: Boondocks Season 3 Starts May 2nd

April 28, 2010 by

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Finally, after a two year hiatus, Aaron McGruder’s Peabody Award winning series, The Boondocks, is coming back on the air. The show, which is hyper-critical of black culture in America, will return to Adult Swim on Cartoon Network on May 2nd at 11:30pm. The show, which received a bit of controversy over it’s free (uncensored) […]

If You Got It, Smoke It: Snoop & Kid Cudi Celebrate 420

April 20, 2010 by

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The sticky icky, the green monster, Thelonious Skunk, whatever you call it, today is the unofficial day that potheads and high schoolers the world around celebrate its existence. It should come as no surprise that the Doggfather of Ganj would release another record and video about smoking bud, but this time he is joined by […]

Radio Show #7: Pioneers of Sound

April 18, 2010 by

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The theme of the show this week was the firsts of the firsts. It took a whole lot of work to compile the playlist, and even more work to judge whether or not something truly was the first of it’s kind, but in the end T and I were pretty happy with the result. If […]

Vladimir Putin nominated for Hip-Hop Award, Still likes his Turtleneck

April 16, 2010 by

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Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has been nominated for the “Event of the Year” award at Muz TV’s Russian Street Awards, for his appearance at Muz TV’s “Battle for Respect,” where he crowned the champ, rapper Zhigan. At the event, he extolled hip-hop’s “rough” social message and role in keeping Russian youth away from drugs […]

Rappers Rappin’ about Rappers: The Art of the Tribute

March 10, 2010 by

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Ever since Horace first called out his man Virgil in the propempticon Odes 1.3, the proverbial “shout out” to contemporaries has been a thematic staple amongst the artistically gifted. Authors Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter S. Thompson often posited both themselves and their colleagues as main characters in their novels or short-stories. Bob Dylan […]

The Black Keys Announce New Album, Tour Dates

March 4, 2010 by

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A million garage-rock fans pumped their fists in unison and smoked a cigarette as endlessly cool blues-rock duo The Black Keys announced that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this May. Entitled Brothers, this album comes as a follow-up to their hip-hop collaboration album Blakroc, which is a favorite around the Axiom. Apparently, […]

Waka Flocka Fact Check: Why Lyricism (still) Pays in Hip-Hop

March 3, 2010 by

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LYRICS LYRICS LYRICS. Lyrics are a huge topic in hip-hop. Not only are they responsible for much of the criticism that hip-hop receives, but lyricists have really come to define the entire genre. And now, the issue of lyricism and its role in hip-hop has become a hot topic of debate. If you haven’t yet […]