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Everyone Needs a Theme Song

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 28, 2004
They say every hero needs a theme song. The same can be said about columnists, too. Sometime around spring break of 1989 or 1990 a college friend and I decided to sojourn from Cincinnati to West   

2Pacalypse 2Late?

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 31, 2004
"Can you see the pride in the panther, as he glows in splendor and grace?" ­ Mos Def When I developed the concept for The Ledge (my monthly column focusing on positive Hip Hop music an  

Keep Making Cents

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
"In my neighborhood, when you're shot, you get up and keep going." -- 50 Cent Within a single week during February 2003, over 800,000 people flocked to the stores to hear the Queens-bred r  

The Graying of Hip-Hop

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Imagine a 60-year-old man standing in a grocery store checkout line with a portable CD player blasting a classic Mos Def and Talib Kweli mixtape. That will be me in 20 or so years, unable to shake  

Spit Up or Shut Up

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2003
"We need to expand rap beyond this land/Set up competitions with England and Japan " -- KRS-One, "Build Ya Skills" A friend recently convinced me to lift my ban of Eminem's sadly predic  

Raising a Daughter in a Hip Hop World

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2003
"Guys wanna wife me and give me the ring/I'll do it anywhere, anyhow, I'm down for anything..." -- Lil' Kim, featuring 50 Cent, "Magic Stick" So, I'm stuck in traffic and having this   

The Godz Among Us

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2003
As long as you got mentally dead people/Who are living in a mental death/Meaning living in a mental grave/You need somebody to dig that grave up and bring them back to life ... -- Prince Rakeem   

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ... Hip Hop?

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2003
You've heard the story by now: Back in the mid-'70s, DJs in the Bronx borough of NYC would host these huge street parties while emcees would rhyme over the hypnotic break beats of the latest vin  

Made Me Look

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2003
"This ain't rappin', this is street-hop ..." -- Nas There's a glitch in the Hip-Hop Matrix, a departure from the norm: One who walks among the Hip-Hop glitterati, making his rounds on the