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Where’s Weezy? In Jail!

March 2, 2010 by

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After a one-month stay for dental surgery (which, if you ask me, was much more painful than anything he is going to experience in prison – the man had 8 root canals, work done on his diamond-encrusted grill, replaced several existing tooth implants, AND added new implants), Weezy is finally headed off to the big […]

White Like Me: Loving Hip-Hop from the Outside

December 29, 2009 by

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It’s the holiday season, and like so many of my 20-something counterparts, I’ve spent the past week at my childhood home, surrounded by family, old friends, good food, better drink,…. and absolutely nothing even remotely related to hip-hop culture. I grew up in the mountains of Western MD, where the dominate musical culture is caught […]

Stephen Colbert is White. And Sometimes he Raps.

December 18, 2009 by

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On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert pulled the old “it’s funny when white people who aren’t rappers rap” bit by joining Alicia Keys in an updated rendition of Empire State of Mind. more about “Colbert Thrills Nation With Launch of…“, posted with vodpod   Now, I kind of like this. Stephen Colbert is endearing […]

What It Do: Revisiting the Ebonics Issue

December 2, 2009 by

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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 […]