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Gangsta Rap

Aspiring Rapper Gets Life Sentence After Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence

REUTERS | Nate Raymond | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - An accused New York City gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for a slew of violent crimes, including three murders, af...

On Donald Glover, Weirdos and the Myth of the Black Male Narrative

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 07.14.2014 | Black Voices
Shane Paul Neil

Please know that I love Jay's music. He is quite possible the greatest rapper to ever step into a booth. But somewhere along the line his story (fatherless child turned drug dealer turned mogul) became the only acceptable answer to what is the "real" black male experience.

Sarah Barness

WATCH: Dogs Shaking It Off To Gangsta Rap | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

You know that moment when your dog walks in from a long day of playing in mud or water, and decides to shake off... everywhere. While you're busy ...

Guns, Machismo, Martin and Zimmerman

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

Black parents already tell their sons not to give police any excuse to shoot them. Must that warning now be broadened to include any white man who might have a gun?

The Politics and Provocation of N.W.A

Juan Vidal | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Juan Vidal

Today, with so much to be pissed about, so much to rally for and against, we need an N.W.A more than ever. We need a group to fear, a post 9/11 rap conglomerate with no filter or concern for what radio may or may not allow. Really, we need to be provoked.

Ice-T's Memoir Is As Cool As The Author

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

"Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption – from South Central to Hollywood" (Ballantine Books), by Ice-T: A lot of vocalists sing and rap ...

Jason Linkins

Fox News's Obama 'Loves Gangsta Rap' Headline Is Pulled Down | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I don't know how you take a guy who's way into Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan and John Coltrane, whose "rap palate" is "improv[ing]", and who'd just been introduced to Lil Wayne by Reggie Love, into a "lover" of "gangsta rap," but Fox tried.