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Why The N-Word, Saggy Pants, and Ignorant Rappers Won't Die

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If you're a member of the Hip Hop Generation, three relentless fires have burned in your debate circle for the past two decades: the n-word, saggy pants, and ignorant ass rappers. For sure, you've been unable to escape the controversies surrounding these topics.  Hours have been spent in heated arguments defending or deriding the virtues of each; verbal fisticuffs have led to intellectual brawls and oral shellackings.  Chances are, if you're reading this blog you're sick and tired of having these discussions.  Despite your mental exhaustion over these matters, they seem to make for persistent conversation with no end game...

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Between Martin, Malcolm, and Modern

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by Demetrius D. Walker Oftentimes I find myself pondering who I would have faithfully followed during the turbulent Civil Rights Era.  Would I have been a loyal supporter of Dr. King's nonviolent resistance?    Or would I have sided with brother Malcolm X in his militant approach to Black Nationalism? I've never been much of a fighter or instigator, yet I cannot imagine sitting idle while racist policemen clubbed my dome, flushed me with fire hoses, and set angry German Shepherds on my tail.  In this regard, I may have clung to Malcolm's intimidating messages that struck fear in the hearts...

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Haiti and Apocalyptic Politics

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by Demetrius D. Walker Yesterday I prayed feverishly for my friends, as they sought confirmation that their family members survived the massive 7.0 earthquake that leveled Haiti.  My only frame of reference for their hearts’ panic was the day the Twin Towers fell; a day in which my mother watched them crumble out of her 30th Floor window in Midtown, while frantically asking me what to expect next over the phone.  I’ll never forget sitting in my Vanderbilt dorm room, watching that declaration of war, and not knowing whether my mother would make it home to the Bronx.  Truly an...

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Finding Progression in Assimilation Nation

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by Demetrius D. Walker Growing up in the United States, it is impossible to escape the implicit and explicit tenets of White Supremacy that embed themselves in the subconscious of every American. While the engine of this domineering machine is not as robust as it was in its heyday of slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow, it now drives on autopilot through the daily thoughts and interactions of all citizens. Many Black people subtly conform to White Supremacist doctrines, and even frown upon those Negroes that make the conscious decision not to support its continuation. Though well-intentioned, these folks confuse Black...

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Rhymefest Announces Contest Winner + Video Debut!

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It took quite some time, but after listening to almost 1,500 contest submissions, Rhymefest has chosen his winner, Chicago native ADaD.  After the winning verse, peep the world premiere of the highly controversial video for Give It To Me (Part 1).  Let us know what you think! Rhymefest Picks A Winner of The "Give It To Me" Contest from Ruby Hornet on Vimeo.]]>

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