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2004 Stories by Greg Tate

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  • Got Your Sex Raps Here

    published December 28, 2004

    In American poetics today hiphop still has the intersection of the boulevard and the native tongue on lockdown. What's made Nas's use of that... More >>

  • Hiphop Turns 30

    published December 28, 2004

    We are now winding down the anniversary of hiphop's 30th year of existence as a populist art form. Testimonials and televised tributes have been... More >>

  • White Freedom

    published November 9, 2004

    So he's back. Presumably with another multi-platinum bitch. The kracka you love to hate. Only don't hate Eminem because he's white. Hate him... More >>

  • The Resurrection and the Light

    published August 31, 2004

    As all poetry aspires to the condition of hiphop lyrics, all American musicians aspire to the condition of Ray Charles. That ability of his to... More >>

  • Band in My Head

    published May 25, 2004

    Toni Morrison and Samuel Delany both say they write novels they'd like to read but cannot find. In humbler moments I imagine Burnt Sugar my... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published May 4, 2004

    R. Kelly, Kobe, the Jacksons—the pop figments of Black sexuality are everywhere these days. The Janet Jackson episode proved that where Black... More >>

  • Cybernetic Grits

    published April 13, 2004

    There's a party going on at brother Cee-Lo's again. Not as much voodoo and jazzy Afrocentricity fluttering about the atmosphere as on his wild and... More >>

  • Blacked Out

    published January 27, 2004

    We African Americans lead strange and conflicted lives at the movies. For this reason, the Internet was recently abuzz with calls by actor and... More >>

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