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Verbal Bling, Homicide, and Afrocentricity

Baba Brinkman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Baba Brinkman

When I was commissioned to write The Rap Guide to Evolution and challenged to communicate the key ideas behind Darwin's theory in hip-hop form, my first thought was to see if I could find any rap songs that already center around evolutionary themes.

Peter Tosh Remembered: A Conversation With Niambe McIntosh, a Chat With The Bongos' Richard Barone, Rafael Vigilantics and FSC Exclusives and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"To me, that sort of bravery, and harmony with oneself and with the World, is the true legacy of Peter Tosh."

Jay Z and Beyonce: Vegan Power or Celebrity Hype?

Khnum 'Stic' Ibomu | Posted 02.04.2014 | Celebrity
Khnum 'Stic' Ibomu

With all the poppin' Molly references, sippin' syrup advocacy, swimming in pools of alcohol advertising, and chronic weed abuse promotion that hip hop has become the modern day vehicle for, it's refreshing to see health addressed positively from icons of Jay Z and Beyonce's status.

Healthy Is the New Gangsta: An Interview With Dead Prez's Stic

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Seamus McKiernan

Rap and health consciousness may not seem like a natural duo, but for Khnum Ibomu, or Stic, promoting a healthy lifestyle is a natural extension of the themes of political activism, social justice and personal motivation that run through his music.

How Obama Played the Hip Hop Community

Erik Nielson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Black Voices
Erik Nielson

There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop.

Dead Prez Return With New Album at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Even though it's been a while since the duo released a full album, M1 assures us that they've been hard at work, putting out mixtapes, working on their "Turn Off the Radio" series and Stic dropping his workout album.

Hip Hop and the (Near) Future

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Eric J. Henderson

The measure of hip hop is not only "is it true?" but also how it accesses truth found in a distinctly American context.

WATCH: Head-Roc, Dead Prez Headline Occupy DC Concert

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A huddle of damp Occupy DC protesters were treated to an intimate, politically-minded performance by hip-hop artists Head-Roc and Dead P...

Top 10 Aural and Poetic Delights

Rick Holland | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Rick Holland

"Poetry" does not only live in established poetic institutions and counter institutions. It exists precisely and exactly wherever you sense it.

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.