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Coming of Age With Hip Hop (part 3)

Published on 20 Jun 2009 at 6:11 am. 21 Comments.
Filed under art,black culture,entertainment,Hip-Hip,music,popular culture,Uncategorized.

1995 Who remembers the rawness of 1995? This year was dedicated to the grime and dirt of the B side as rappers moved impervious to mainstream tastes. During this year, it was almost a guarantee that you wouldn’t hear “your shit” on the radio unless you were prepared to stay up all night on weekends […]

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Coming of Age With Hip Hop (part 2)

Published on 11 Jun 2009 at 3:44 pm. 17 Comments.
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Welcome back for the second installment of “Coming of Age with Hip Hop.” As promised from last week, we will be critically reviewing Hip Hop circa 1994. However, before I begin, allow me to recap the best albums and honorable mentions from 1993. You all will see an extra album placed in 1993’s Honorable Mention […]

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Hip Hop: Black Political and Cultural Crossroads – Free & D. Noble on Urban Progressive Radio Tonight!

Published on 4 Jun 2009 at 10:25 am. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,Hip-Hip,history,popular culture.

Tonight – June 4th @ 9pm, Pierce Freelon and Olokun Shangol Olugbala aka. D. Noble will be guests on Urban Progressive Talk Radio’s broadcast of Our Common Ground with host Janice Graham. You can listen live at: www.ustalknetwork.com and call in: 954-530-2068. Our Common Ground is alternative, interactive, activist talk radio programming exploring global and […]

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Coming of Age with Hip Hop (Part 1)

Published on 1 Jun 2009 at 11:39 pm. 25 Comments.
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I am a Hip Hop lifer and have been subscribing to the cultural praxis of Hip Hop since the early days of my youth. I have witnessed the dynamic culture evolve, mature, stand still and contradict itself. Despite the various paradigm shifts within the culture and the myriad artistic aesthetics affected consequently, one thing that […]

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Black Music Ambassador Falls Short on Hip-Hop

Published on 30 Mar 2009 at 11:59 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under academia,black culture,music,popular culture.

Wynton Marsalis: 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy from Americans for the Arts on Vimeo. *UPDATE – see details at the end of the post* Greetings, Blackademics readers. My name is Eric Hirsh and I’m honored to be engaging in a discussion with you in this guest post. I am a […]

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Is Axe’s “Dark Temptation” Really White Fetishization of Blackness?

Published on 4 Feb 2009 at 12:41 am. 21 Comments.
Filed under men's issues,popular culture,ridiculousness.

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