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Historic Photos Of KRS-One, Nas, Queen Latifah & More To Be Featured At The Smithsonian

VIBE | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices

The Smithsonian Museum is quickly becoming an extravagant home for historic treasures in hip-hop history. Later this year, J Dilla’s production equi...

Mic Check: Here's Why Hip Hop Hasn't Grown up Yet

Julian Mitchell | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

In the midst of these projected possibilities, one thing is certain: the power of Hip Hop is immense and unwavering. But, how the art form is used from this point forward will determine the type of power we truly want to have.

Arizona Tried To Keep KRS-One Out Of Classrooms, So He Went There Himself

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.30.2015 | Latino Voices

Arizona education officials may say it’s illegal to teach his writing, but KRS-One isn’t backing away. The hip host artist offered a three-hou...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

NAS is a symbol of hope for so many who come from broken homes, single parent households, those who are caught up in the system or on the edge of madness and insanity.

Meanwhile, In Denmark...

Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy

Dear NYPD, here is one alternative to stop and frisking people, courtesy KRS-One....

Classic Songs About Drug Use, Drug Selling and the Drug War

Tony Newman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Newman

Musicians are some of the most open and honest people when it comes to drug use in society. While there is still stigma and fear for most of us when it comes to talking about personal drug use, musicians share their experiences, both good and bad through their songs.

Sundance Doc Review: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

Ice-T revisits his roots as a rapper by visiting with an endless parade of legendary emcees to discuss how they approach their songwriting in Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.

Does Hip-Hop Really Belong in the Classroom?

Jose Vilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jose Vilson

Does hip-hop really belong in the classroom? I've rarely used it as a math teacher, but maybe some of you did or have heard of it. What do you think?

An Interview With Common

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

The man who would become known to the world as Common has been blessed with a bountiful career in an industry that feasts on the forgettable tastes of one-hit wonders.

The Champion Nation is Apocalyptic: Heavyweight Dub Champion Makes Good Use of KRS-One

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

All in all it's a simple formula: KRS-One connects.