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Herman Cain Vows To Change 'Hail To The Chief' As President

Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain says that when he is elected president, he'll change the traditional presidential entrance music, "Hail to the Chief." "It's traditiona...

Obama Inspires Yoga Community With Mindset

Politico.com | PATRICK GAVIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons spends a lot of his day doing yoga, and he thinks that the president of the United States has mastered the yogi mind-set...

A Letter to the President, From Hip-Hop

Matthew Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Cooper

You once said, "Hip-Hop is not just a mirror of what is, it should also be a reflection of what can be." I can work with my people to clean up our act, but you have to understand that poverty still exists in America.

A Hip-Hop Response To Chris Brown & Rihanna

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bakari Kitwana

Now is not the time for young people inspired during the election cycle to fall into complacency. Instead, their energy should be channeled into the fight to end domestic violence.

Obama Changes The Rap Game

Daniel Riggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Riggs

Hip-hop music has always acted as a sort of watchdog for political movement. Lyrics range from anti-American to revolutionary to ideas that encourage listeners to simply stay aware.

Micheal Young History Reinvents Gangsta Rap

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

The creation of Michael Young History goes back to Lupe's first album, Food and Liquor.

The Hip-Hop Effect

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

18-35 years voted in the 2008 elections in record numbers. The "Hip-Hop Effect" neutralized the so-called "Bradley Effect."

The Vision of the Hip-Hop Generation

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Russell Simmons

The election of Barack Obama, a resounding progressive voice, is a clear reflection of hip-hop politics, and a beautiful testament to the American collective consciousness that is flowering.

Politics Unusual: Hip Hop's Hopes for Obama

Chris Lighty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Lighty

I know that we in the world of hip hop music can be a liability, but we still expect Obama to act accordingly when he is empowered. He doesn't need to lower himself to speak to rappers.

Barackalypse Now!: Boomers Hope That 'Bama Will Bring The Death Of Bling. Bitch, PLEASE!

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

The way Dash declares his love for them big-bodied Benzes to Obama's admission that he snorted a little blow: it's being open, unapologetically, which is something neither the focus-grouped Clinton nor the liver-spotted McCain could do.