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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 […]

The BreakBeat Axiom, Now in Stereo!

February 24, 2010 by

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It seems like this series of tubes we call the internets isn’t enough to hold T and me. Next Wednesday (03.03.10), T and I will officially launch our radio show (also called The Breakbeat Axiom) on WMBR 88.1. A radio show and a blog might seem excessive, but that’s probably because you haven’t had the […]

FREE KANYE WEST!

February 11, 2010 by

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Kanye West is gone, and I want him BACK.

Nneka is Nigerian Awesomeness… And will be at the Middle East!

February 3, 2010 by

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Lucky us. Not only do we have MC Frontalot gracing our fair city on Monday, but the super-soulful Nneka will be making an appearance at the Middle East in Cambridge tomorrow evening. The best Nigerian import since petroleum, Hamburg-based Nneka has spent the majority of her young career garnering attention in Europe. Her debut album […]

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 […]

Raekwon with Queen Yonasda, Capone and Noreaga at the Paradise Tonight

December 17, 2009 by

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Raekwon, Queen Yonasda, and Capone N Noreaga at the Paradise tonight...

Watch 4 Dumbasses

November 25, 2009 by

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So next time you think about showing off your skills through an angry youtube rap, you might want to take another hit and then think again. According to United Press International two Massachusetts men have been charged “with posting a threatening video on YouTube that mentioned the names of a state trooper and a probation […]