With hip-hop being identified for over 40 years as a youth culture, it begs the question: do rappers grow up? Do they grow old? Does being an MC have an age limit, or is making a career rocking the mic entail no limits? Director Paul Iannacchino Jr. explores this question through his debut documenta ... More >>
A Bushwick after-school program points young kids toward hip-hop's past and future
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Sound of the City roots for the blue home team. So does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Obviously, this was the week of the many Obama Odes. Presumably Big and Rich has been taking the last few days off. For the record, this is still where my head is. Jay-Z premiered his ode to O, "History," ... More >>
Tonight, Mr. Lif headlines the Knitting Factory Main Space, 74 Leonard Street, 212-219-3006. "I'll be looking to move to a different planet." Proof that Mr. Lif can bring the funny. In 2006, Mr. Lif dropped choice darts for the President, the former President, and women who need to scrub harder. ... More >>
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Undie-rap agitprop mingles furious Bush bashing with sitcom humor
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Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience
Alt-rapping Perceptionists trade their black vocals so they can share their black lives
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