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Lil Reese Under Fire Over Video Of Attack On Woman

Posted 10.26.2012 | Chicago

A South Side rapper affiliated with the controversy-prone fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef is under fire after a video showing him brutally attacking a wom...

Gangster Rap and the History of Violence

Tio Hardiman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

There is a need to work on challenging the behaviors of young men and women by helping them understand that violence should be observed as unacceptable behavior.

Kia Makarechi

Common On Why He Respects 'Incredible' Obama | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment

When Michelle Obama invited Common to perform poetry at the White House, conservative news outlets decried the soft-spoken rapper as a vile, violence-...

Twitter Wars: Does Rapper Chief Keef Provide Free Advertising for Private Prisons?

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Tanya Jo Miller

One hundred and forty characters provide a powerful weapon in the hands of 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef. But then again, so does his music.

Pitchfork Pulls Chief Keef Gun Range Feature Amid Controversy

Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

The taste-making Chicago-based music website Pitchfork on Thursday announced the immediate retraction of a video it previously ran featuring 17-year-o...

Rapper Quits After Being Attacked On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.06.2012 | Entertainment

A bit of troubling news in the world of hip-hop tweets: Lupe Fiasco has tweeted that he is quitting hip-hop in the wake of antagonistic messages and h...

Is Rap Rivalry To Blame In Teen's Shooting Death?

Posted 09.06.2012 | Chicago

After an aspiring teenage rapper was fatally shot in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Tuesday, police are investigating whether the boy's rivalry with...