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

March 3, 2010 by


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 […]

Did Aziz Ansari have a Southern Accent before he became Famous?

February 25, 2010 by


OK, this has nothing to do with anything remotely important, but YEAH he did! Check it: more about “M.I.A. Story – Aziz Ansari featuring …“, posted with vodpod If you didn’t know already, I love Aziz Ansari. He’s a comedian of Indian heritage who doesn’t rely on tired Indian-accented routines to get laughs; he runs […]

Steal This Film

January 4, 2010 by


In my never-ending battle to highlight copyright issues, I found that Hulu is currently playing Steal This Movie. You should watch it. Video description: Steal This Film takes account of the prominent players in the Swedish piracy (copyright infringement) culture: The Pirate Bay, Piratbyrån (Piracy Bureau), and The Pirate Party. more about “Hulu – Steal […]

Mixtape, Inc.

December 18, 2009 by


That holiday were we celebrate the birth of Santa Claus is coming up, which means one thing—you will be spending a lot of time in airports, on the couch with family, and generally bored to tears. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, check out Mixtape Inc. a film examining the feud between artists/fans/DJs and the […]

A Hip-Hop Education? Yes, Yes Y’all

December 16, 2009 by


On Monday night, the Portland School Board approved plans for a new charter school that focuses on hip-hop music and culture . The board voted 6-0 in favor of the school’s creation, noting its “innovation, creativity and potential to draw students who aren’t being served in the district’s current system.” So it should go without […]

What It Do: Revisiting the Ebonics Issue

December 2, 2009 by


If you were awake in 1996, you probably remember the uproar surrounding the Oakland School Board’s proposal to use African American English (known as AAE or Ebonics) in the Oakland School system. For those of you not in the know, here’s a Quick Break-Down: The OSB passed a resolution that recognized the legitimacy of Ebonics […]