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Phony Ppl’s “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” Made Me Happy Again

I just can't seem to get out of this funk. If I'm not losing my keys, I'm forgetting my cleats for soccer. If it's not car troubles, it's seeing practically everyone I know either get engaged,... Read More
Posted about 21 hours ago
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This Is My Rifle: Hip-Hop’s Fear of a White Planet

For three weeks now I’ve been pouring over this concept, trying to clearly define my stance. I’ve spent hours writing, elaborating, dissecting and then spiraling way off topic. It's complicated for... Read More
Posted about 24 hours ago
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Hard Knock Life: Hip-Hop & Race in 2015

I was twelve years old in 1999, with no business securing tickets to the Hard Knock Life Tour, but somehow the stars aligned and I got to witness one of the most memorable tours in hip-hop history. I wasn’t fully... Read More
Posted about 2 days ago
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Rihanna & Kanye’s “FourFiveSeconds” is a Blue Collar Anthem

Rihanna is the personification of lust. If her story was a Greek myth she would be Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Ever since I can remember she’s been desirable. Confident, raunchy,... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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Fast Food Music: How Our Hunger for More is Killing Hip-Hop

Gluttonous, music connoisseurs crave feasts even while their plate is stocked with a full course meal. Devouring mixtapes for breakfast, EPs for lunch, albums for dinner and singles for dessert. More, more,... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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The Liberation of Lupe Fiasco on “Tetsuo & Youth”

Sometimes freedom comes from completely giving up. That sounds like losing, doesn’t it? That’s because we’ve been conditioned to believe you have to win. You have to beat your opponent. You have to... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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What If Drake Didn’t Sign To Young Money?

Behind every great rapper, there’s a great co-sign. Sharing the wealth leads to a chain reaction of new faces; stamps of approval can generate a small internet buzz or overnight prominence. A co-sign can also extend... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Stuck In Rap Purgatory With Joey & “B4.DA.$$” (An Album Review)

What happens when you die? Nobody knows. Not even this kid. I have no idea what happens after this life, but to me, one of the worst theories to imagine is purgatory. When I die, I want to know right away where I'm going... Read More
Posted one week ago
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The Best Music Year of My Life: Yoh’s 2005 Memoir

(All images by Yoh) I’m staring at my grandmother, who’s transfixed on a game of solitaire. There’s no high-score, no second player option, no Mortal Kombat fatalities, yet she plays with the... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Don’t Know TDE Associate Javonte? Where Have You Been?

We all have been there. Whether it's sports, work or any other group project, you're a part of a succesful unit but you just don’t seem to get the recognition you deserve. You know not everyone... Read More
Posted one week ago
 

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