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The Politics of Rap

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 28, 2004
"Can't make it to ballots to choose leadership/But we can make it to Jacob's and to the dealership" -- Kanye West To many, the words "Hip Hop" and "Political Convention" don't even   

Falling on Def Earz

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 30, 2004
"If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be lyrically, Talib Kweli ..." -- Jay-Z I guess it's official: The latest issue of Complex Magazine (a relatively new Hip Hop/fashion monthly)  

You Must Learn

The Positive Side of Hip Hop

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
If the secret to meditation is found in the breath Then speech is another form of meditativeness ... ­ KRS-One, "Ocean Within" I wonder how many Hip Hop heads knew that May 16­23   

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  

Top 10 Hip Hop Collaborations we Didn't see in 2003 (But Should Have)

List-O-Mania

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Eminem and Sista Souljah: Imagine if she had been in the studio when those derogatory lyrics came out of Em's mouth! Ja Rule and Luther Vandross: If Ja insists on singing his lyrics, he should t  

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  

Cover Story: Do the Watusi

Hip Hop collective Watusi Tribe's cipher keeps movin'

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Lately it seems as though the five-member, conscious Hip Hop collective known as the Watusi Tribe is Cincinnati's best-kept secret. Despite their tireless weekly performances (locally and in othe