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  • 10 years ago

    Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli and John Kerry have a lot in common. Both men were once considered the lesser of two evils, and despite having seemingly earnest agendas, both have a tendency to come off like complete and utter bores. At least the eloq...

  • 10 years ago

    Genius is frequently misunderstood. In the case of producer J Dilla, a/k/a Jay Dee, it has been remarkably undervalued. Never mind that Dilla-helmed classics like the Pharcyde's 1995 "Runnin' " conceived the blueprint for the so-called neo-soul mo...

  • 11 years ago

    The problem with the Roots is that they're too normal for hip-hop. Take lead MC Black Thought for instance: Sober and stealthy, the self-proclaimed Bad Lieutenant, residing between South Philly and Love Jones, is a slap in the face to every well- ...

  • 11 years ago

    Like it or not, when Native Tongues alumnus Busta Rhymes refused to cooperate with the authorities after his bodyguard, Israel "Iz" Ramirez, was slain at a Brooklyn video shoot this February, he quickly gained respect for adhering to the streets' ...


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