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[REVIEW] #InTheDanceTO With Yendi Phillipps

[REVIEW] #InTheDanceTO With Yendi Phillipps

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Share A couple of weeks ago, I had my annual physical with my doctor who asked me, along with other devastatingly personal questions, “How many times a week do you do cardio?” “Once a

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[INTERVIEW] In Conversation With Vanessa Satten

[INTERVIEW] In Conversation With Vanessa Satten

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Share Today I had the amazing opportunity to interview XXL’s Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten and this quick-witted industry chieftain imparted invaluable knowledge and advice to our readers.   Bad Perm: Why do you think it’s

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The #Dirty Dozen With pHoenix Pagliacci

The #Dirty Dozen With pHoenix Pagliacci

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Share Since the release of Face of A Phoenix this past June, I’ve been bumping pHoenix Pagliacci‘s It’s You on the regular. I’m not really into love songs but the subject matter on this

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[Article] MESSAGE & THE MONEY: The implications of commoditizing Hip-Hop Culture

[Article] MESSAGE & THE MONEY: The implications of commoditizing Hip-Hop Culture

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Share I wrote this piece in April for my professor Simon Black and wanted to share some of it with ya’ll. I was curious to know what the implications of commoditizing Hip-Hop Culture were

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Interview: Biggie’s Daughter,T’yanna Wallace

Interview: Biggie’s Daughter,T’yanna Wallace

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Share Hot 97 morning show hosts K. Foxx and Peter Rosenberg, of The Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Show got to sit down with T’yanna Wallace , the daughter of the Notorious BIG  as well as

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[INTERVIEW] Live From the Underground: GhostWridah

[INTERVIEW] Live From the Underground: GhostWridah

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Share Last year, I was introduced to GhostWridah not through a person, but through my dislike for his album artwork. Reluctantly, I decided to listen to his project Downtown Lights off the “don’t judge

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[INTERVIEW] AZ :: The Genesis

[INTERVIEW] AZ :: The Genesis

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Share Last month, we had the opportunity of speaking to AZ in Toronto. AZ, if y’all don’t know, was first featured on Nas’ “Life a Bitch” album, went on to make several albums, received

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[INTERVIEW] Immortal Technique talks about Hurricane Sandy & the Relief Fundraiser

[INTERVIEW] Immortal Technique talks about Hurricane Sandy & the Relief Fundraiser

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Share Click here to watch Immortal Technique perform Point Of No Return at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser Share

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[INTERVIEW] Afrika Bambaataa :: Education in Truth

[INTERVIEW] Afrika Bambaataa :: Education in Truth

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Share Last week, I had the absolute honor of interviewing Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of Hip-Hop, the leader of the Universal Zulu Nation, and one of hip-hop culture’s most active advocates. I don’t think

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LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND: KONCEPT

LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND: KONCEPT

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Share The Brown Bag AllStars are one of the best (and most slept on) collectives to come out of New York in recent years. Comprised of J57, Audible Doctor, Soul Khan, DeeJay Element, DJ

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