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My Favorite Soul Train Memory: All-Star Compilation, Volume 2

Being a guest star on Soul Train was a remarkable opportunity for recording artists and entertainers. Gracing its stage allowed them to be seen by an impressionable television audience, one open to being moved by their music. The hippest trip […]

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Breakin’’

In the seventies, the art of breakdancing began to sweep the United States. It began as a form of street dancing that originated among African-American

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Profile: Johnny Quest

Rebellion. The mere mention of the term generates thoughts of destruction, anarchy, and even violence. A truer look into the word, however, reveals its true impact:

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Profile: Ice Cube, Part 3

You’re wrong. Ice Cube hasn’t neglected his music career for acting. In fact, the #1 priority on the multi-platinum-selling icon’s jam-packed agenda remains unchanged. “Be an

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Sound Check: Pharoahe Monch

It’s clear that Pharoahe Monch has seen every side of the music industry since his time as one half of Organized Konfusion almost two decades

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Album Review: The Robert Glasper Experiment ‘Black Radio 2’

For most non-traditional music connoisseurs, listening to the radio nowadays is like placing your ears on sound punishment. Gone is the vast array of gifted

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B-Boy Bell Tolls: A Journal of My 1st Rock The Bells

Just like the song from a one James Todd Smith’s debut offering that gives the festival its name, hip-hop, in its essence, is raw, loud,

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The Producers: Rick Rubin

Frederick Jay Rubin, a.k.a “DJ Double R,” but most well know as Rick Rubin, is one of the groundbreaking producers in music, especially for his


Profile: Eternia–Friends

International hip-hop star Eternia takes a hot-second break from performing to wipe sweat from her brow. The drove of audience members on hand is roaring


Nas, Harvard, and Hip-Hop Academia

Nas is a lyricist, poet, and arguably the greatest MC of all time, and it seems that Harvard University recognizes.  The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship

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