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Daniel Riggs

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Tectonic Shift in Rap World: Interview with Sage Francis

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2009 | 4:35 PM

The nature of this interview concerns how the election of Barack Obama
has and will affect the hip-hop community, and how the hip-hop
community will react to different decisions of the administration.

HP: Traditionally, hip-hop culture has been very skeptical of American
government. Much hip-hop music, including...

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Obama Changes The Rap Game

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2009 | 8:35 AM

When the possibility of a President Barack Obama became realistic, the hip-hop community -- traditionally wary of American government -- showed him overwhelming support.

When he won the election in November, hip-hop changed forever.
"We can't say we're completely outsiders anymore," said Brother Ali, a successful rapper on...

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Responsibility of Obama Victory Falls on Us

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 11:11 AM

Nov. 4 - In generations anew, I will tell my children and later their children what it meant to be a part of history. As I do now, I will likely struggle to find the right words. Tonight has left me and nearly the whole country speechless.

I can say...

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Outsize Obama "Video-Tagging" Confuses and Inspires Swing-State Voters

(22) Comments | Posted October 22, 2008 | 6:01 AM

RENO, Nev. -- Last Friday I was on a date with a Republican girl when I met Jared Lovejoy and Lisa Chacon, who are running the grassroots "Obama-Rama Swing State '08 Tour."

As many people know by now, Reno and the surrounding county, Washoe, is the region that will...

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Nevada Student Voters May Swing the State and the Nation

(18) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 10:09 AM

RENO, Nev. -- In 2004, the University of Nevada went red--and so did the state. This time, UNR will likely go blue--and with it, perhaps, the nation.

Nevada works like this: Las Vegas will vote for Sen. Barack Obama and rural Nevada for Sen. John McCain. In Washoe...

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