the dangerousNEGRO — Music

Where Art Thou Hip Hop?

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In the religious folklore that is Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc is the Father, the author of Genesis.  Every time you nod your head, admire the rhythmic marriage of two disparate beats, kick a drunken freestyle, or watch your favorite athlete hit The Dougie after scoring, you have Clive Campbell to thank.  If Hip Hop made any sense, every culture junkie would adorn their home with a shiny, brass relief of the revolutionary DJ. Yet, despite Herc's legacy, Hip Hop has tragically failed its founding father. This week news spread of Kool Herc's unfortunate health condition.  As he painfully battles...

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$16 Billion Down the Drain

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by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu This summer and throughout the year our largest 150 African American organizations will convene their national conferences. They include the NAACP, Urban League, Operation Push, National Baptist, Omegas, Alphas, Kappas, Sigmas, Deltas, AKAs, Sigma Gamma Rho, and many more. I am honored that I will be speaking at many of them. My only regret is that we will spend $16 billion with Mr. Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, United ,American, Delta, etc. Can you imagine how much money we have spent with them since 1954? What do we have to show for it? At many of these conferences,...

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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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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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FREE DOWNLOAD! The RE-education By REO The Emcee

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dangerousNEGRO Prez, Sebastine, introduced me to Reo Pagan back in 2007.  They went to grad school together at Purdue, so it was only fitting for Sebastine to acclimate Reo to his new digs in H-Town.  That meant bringing him into our circle of dangerousNEGROes.  As I grew to know Reo, we connected as Hip Hop connoisseurs.  Due to the overwhelming number of Negroes that purport to have rap as a talent, I was skeptical when Reo told me he had mic skills.  However, the moment I popped his '08 D.O.E Records debut CD into my ride I felt like a...

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