W. Kamau Bell Doesn’t Want to Fit In

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/536331/ ANIMATION Video by The Atlantic Authors: Jackie Lay, Nicolas Pollock Comedian W. Kamau Bell struggled with his identity growing up. As a self-described “nerd,” he favored martial arts over basketball and rock over hip-hop. This struggle carried over into adulthood and his early efforts at standup comedy. At one point, he even considered giving up comedy entirely. […]

Maskot #1: “They sure do love them some black pain.”

by PHILLIP B. WILLIAMS Tell us duh one bout dem chirren and duh bullets dey eat Tell us duh one bout dem roaches makin love to yo feet Tell us duh one bout yo grandmammy’s hands: callused and cookin, cansuh everywhere but her hands Tell us bout her mouf too: “Oh Lawdy Jesus” “Wrench around…” “Bout […]

‘The Gentrification Song’ Is The Inner-City Blues Amerika Deserves From Rap

When Biggie Smalls is nearly banished from Bed-Stuy, the writing is on the wall. An outside mural dedicated in 2015 to the deceased hip-hop icon and Brooklyn native Notorious B.I.G. barely avoided permanent removal last month after the building’s landlord threatened to do away with it for major renovations. Consider it another anecdote in America’s urban makeover. […]

The Pedagogy of Hip Hop: Underground Soundtracks for Dissecting & Confronting the Power Structure

Disclaimer: The language expressed in this article is an uncensored reflection of the views of the artists as they so chose to speak and express themselves. Censoring their words would do injustice to the freedom of expression and political content this article intends to explore. Therefore, some of the language appearing below may be offensive […]

February 22, 2017 Free Em All Radio w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Lady of Rage

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/str8uptalk/2017/02/23/freeem-all-radio-w-chairman-fred-hampton-jr-the-lady-of-rage