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Cover Story: Six Crates Deep

DJ Perry Simmons on the ledge

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2003
"Do the math/ radio gets a 20 record a week stream/ but only three are ever seen/ what happens to the other 17?" -- "Problemz," KRS-One DJ Perry Simmons (aka DJ Sol) knows the ledge. That is, h  

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  

Music: Escaping the Hip-Hop Matrix

Hip-Hop artists today can choose their own destiny, but material influence is often overwhelming

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2003
"People think that the American military is our strongest weapon and influence. It's not. It's our media." -- Spike Lee The Hip-Hop Matrix is everywhere. If you're familiar with the 199  

Music: Weapon of Mass Instruction

Hip Hop is a battlefield when it comes to young, impressionable minds

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2003
"Some emcees battle for glory/ But to kick a dope rhyme and wake up ya people's another story." -- KRS-One, "Rappaz R. N Dainja" (KRS-One, 1995) In case you didn't know, we're in the mids  

Music: The Death (and Rebirth) of Hip Hop

Why does the mainstream resist Hip Hop artists who reach beyond the material world?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2003
"Me and my girls ... were listening to the radio and we were talking about the state of black music today or should I say the non-existent state of black music today." ­ Ursula Rucker, "W