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The Year of the Comeback?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2009
In honor of our Cool Issue and fall preview, we wanted to take a look at some local-music-centric things. As it turns out, a theme this year could be “The Comeback,” as several artists and a late ’90s/early ’00s festival return to not just bask in their former glory, but to also take the projects to a new level.  

Homo Thugs

Homosexuality is the last taboo of Hip Hop culture

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
As a casual listener of Hip- Hop since the late ‘90’s, a few things have resonated with me. Way back then, homo sexual artists were either non existent, totally closeted and/or intimidated. Then there appeared staunch anti-gay resolves in many artists’ public personas and lyrics, such as early Eminem, Ja Rule, DMX and Common.   

The Three-Minute Challenge

Hip Hop should reflect the historical significance of our shifting political landscape

1 Comment · Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So even without adjusting for inflation, during the three minutes that your local FM voice-tracked DJ spins Soulja Boy's tall tales of "super soaking" young women, about $368,000 has been spent on a military action which most of the country believes needs to come to a swift and decisive conclusion.  

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