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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 MC, that’s what it basically comes down to,” Cube says. “I feel like if […]

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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


From Jay-Hova to Yeezus: Hip-Hop’s View of Self as Christ

On Kanye West’s new album Yeezus, he claims that he “is a god” and there is also the obvious combining of Ye’s nickname Yeezy with

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Hip-Hop Can Engender Positive Change: London Bridgez

London Bridgez, a hip-hop spoken word artist, evinces the true diversity of hip-hop as an art form.  She performs a cappella, with band


Q&A: Tim Westwood–The International

It’s a legitimate question: Would hip-hop have successfully crossed the Atlantic and thrived without the help of now legendary DJ, Tim Westwood? If you’re one

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