Hip-Hop

8 Reasons Why Hip-Hop / R&B Is Dead

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The phrase “Hip-Hop is dead” often elicits strong emotion: people either vehemently agree or disagree with the opinion. As a child of the 90’s, for a long time I refused to accept the reality that the music I grew up listening to and loving could...

When White Boys Rap: Daniel Radcliffe Performs on The Tonight Show

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Last night, my friend was watching The Tonight Show while he and I chatted on the phone. All of a sudden he got a little excited because Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame was rapping some hip-hop alphabet song. “Ohhh gosh. This will be on...

Forbes Proves It Should Never Write About Hip-Hop After Declaring Iggy Azalea ‘Runs’ Rap

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I have a confession to make. I’ve never heard an Iggy Azalea song, and I don’t plan to*. Not just because she’s the latest White girl du jour the media is trying its hardest to make happen, but because I’ve pretty much deserted mainstream rap...

Open Thread: Should Hip-Hop Be Allowed In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

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In 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were the first hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but one “rockstar” doesn’t think hip-hop has a place in the organization. In a recent interview with  Radio.com, Gene Simmons, singer...

Kid Cudi: Hip-Hop Is ‘Holding Us Back As A Culture’

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On the heels of his recent release, Kid Cudi Presents Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, Kid Cudi stopped by the Arsenio Hall show on Friday to perform and sit down with the talk show host. Cudi, originally from Ohio, discussed what he would change about...

And You “Thot” The Term “Ho” Was Bad

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A couple of weeks ago, as we were having dinner my son asked me what was a “thot”. A thought? Don’t you know what the word “thought” means? Is what I asked him. But no, that’s not the word he was talking about. So I...