Archives for February 2011

#Jan25 Hip Hop in Solidarity with the People of Egypt

Published on 8 Feb 2011 at 12:42 am. 1 Comment.
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Shouts to The Narcicyst for this gem! Here’s Hip Hop’s statement of solidarity to the people of Egypt, featuring Amir Sulaiman, Omar Offendum, The Narcicyst, Ayah & Freeway (produced by Sami Matar), entitled #Jan25. It’s so refreshing to hear musicians match the energy and passion of a people engaged in revolution. I hope we can […]

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The Beast’s feature story in The Indepenent

Published on 6 Feb 2011 at 12:41 pm. 1 Comment.
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Check out this article on The Beast, featured in The Independent… (wasn’t I just talking about my alma mater, EK Powe?) Even as a kindergartner at Durham’s E.K. Powe Elementary School, Pierce Freelon loved hip-hop. Rather than adoring the tunes of his mother, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, he idolized those of LL Cool J. […]

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100 Schools of Thought

Published on 1 Feb 2011 at 12:37 pm. No Comments.
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Local reflections on education from a young father in Durham, North Carolina… My daughter is bossy. Last night we stayed up until 3 a.m. playing with stuffed animals, drinking milk and watching ESPN. If I attempted to alter her evening routine by getting up to pour myself a glass of water, or changing the channel, […]

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