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Interracial Dating in Post-Racial America

Is this a post racial America?

“Nigger in a Northface” by Legit, illustrates the complexity and turmoil surrounding an interracial couple.

What do you think?

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Brandon Young “Done Fi Dem” feat. Messiah. #Hip-Hop. HBCU Alum


This video deserves replay by hip-hop heads. In the vein of greats like Brand Nubian, Brandon Young and crew skillfully find the balance of honesty and entertaining with “Done Fi Dem.” The visuals communicate the feel of the song with no gratuitous imagery. This is a modern-day throw back to a greater era of hip hop. Well done. Oh yeah, he’s a HBCU Alum too.

Peace.

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Notorious B.I.G.’s FBI murder case files released

More than 350 pages of FBI files will give those interested in the case plenty to pore over in the coming days. The files about the FBI’s 18-month investigation into Wallace’s slaying were released Thursday after Freedom of Information Act requests.

The files may not reveal much that is unknown about the case (in part because so much is redacted), but they are offering up juicy tidbits for fans (Biggie had an asthma inhaler. He believed in practicing safe sex.). The reports also highlight the FBI’s latest shiny, new venture online.

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Ashley Judd Calls Hip-Hop a ‘Rape Culture,’ ?uestlove responds

It’s not just Ashley Judd’s family that’s upset with her. Turns out, she’s pissed off the rap community, too.

After writing in her controversial new memoir about incidents of sex abuse and drug use, the actress goes on to discuss her work with YouthAids, an awareness campaign supported by hip-hop heavyweights Diddy and Snoop. But as far as Judd was concerned, they weren’t very good role models for the campaign, due to the, uh, “rape culture” they promote. Cue the fallout. First up, Roots mastermind ?uestlove, who just sparked a Twitter war with the Kiss the Girls star.

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DJ Premier List his Top 5 Music Producers of All Time


Premo (who went to PVAMU by the way) lists his top 5 producers of all time. Who would be on your list?

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I Used to Love Her: The De-Evolution of the Female Emcee (Part 2)

Part 2:

All Hail the Queens


In the late 1980s, a single brazen female changed the entire game. MC Lyte, the first solo female rapper to release a full album, introduced a sound as smooth as cappuccino, with hardcore lyrics that raised the bar for every serious rapper who wanted to stay in or join the rap game- male or female- without any costume changes.

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I Used to Love Her: The De-Evolution of the Female Emcee (Part 1)

“You just don’t like her because you’re old”, is what the 14 year-old told me as we were debating the quality of Nicki Minaj’s music. Me? Old? I can still beat-box, pop-lock and recite every line of The Message, Sucka MCs, and Paper Thin. So maybe I am old, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. This heated debate was sparked after said 14 year-old spent her King Holiday downloading Nicki Minaj’s music to my network, eventually crashing my computer. Furious, I told my niece that I would have gladly purchased the CD for her, to which she arrogantly replied, “she doesn’t do CDs, just mixtapes”. Maybe it is because I am “old”, but I cram to understand how any artist has this cult following without even attempting to produce a full album, or even a solo song (at the time of debate). I decided to listen to this “cutting edge musician” but after only a few lines, I was quite honestly mortified, for many reasons. Having grown up listening to MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa and other females during Hip Hop’s Glory Days, I did not realize that the respected rap queen du jour had fallen to such depths of novelty lyrics and sexploitation. My next questions were HOW, WHEN and WHY did this happen.

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Rapper 50 Cent makes $8.7 million by tweeting

The 35-year-old celeb, aka Curtis Jackson, helped pop the shares of a no-name penny stock company he’s invested in by 290 percent yesterday after chatting it up this weekend on Twitter, the social-networking site.

“You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford,” Jackson tweeted about H&H Imports, a money-losing venture out of Clearwater, Fla., that owns TV Goods, a marketing firm recently founded by Kevin Harrington.