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When It Hurts So Bad: The Cost of Being a Lauryn Hill Fan

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In 2008 I saw Erykah Badu in concert. New Amerykah (part one) had just been released and she spent a bulk of the first half of the show singing songs from the new album and providing longwinded stories about them. Ok. Fine. She told us...

Talib Kweli Speaks on White Male Privilege in Hip-Hop

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Veteran rapper Talib Kweli is an underground force in hip-hop. He’s well-respected among his peers and hip-hop audiences, which lends him a limb to express his opinions and critiques of the culture. Though Kweli needs to perfect his role as a feminist ally, he has...

With Friends Like These: dream hampton and Talib Kweli on Rick Ross & Rape Rap

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It looks like Rick Ross’ rapey lyrics still have folks talking, and rightfully so. Earlier this week, rappers Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco engaged in an enlightening and refreshing discussion about whether or not artists should release more responsible lyrics, and Tuesday evening Kweli and journalist...

Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco Have Enlightening Twitter Debate

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Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco proved that two people can offer differing opinions to eachother on Twitter without the conversation devolving into a slew of expletives and insults. The two rappers took to Twitter to discuss their varying views on hip hop and negative lyrics....