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[REVIEW] #InTheDanceTO With Yendi Phillipps

[REVIEW] #InTheDanceTO With Yendi Phillipps

Sandra Stanisa February 3, 2014 4

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 week,”

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[INTERVIEW] In Conversation With Vanessa Satten

[INTERVIEW] In Conversation With Vanessa Satten

Sandra Stanisa September 20, 2013 1

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 important

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The #Dirty Dozen With pHoenix Pagliacci

The #Dirty Dozen With pHoenix Pagliacci

Sandra Stanisa September 9, 2013 19

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 track

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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

Amanda Girgis May 19, 2013 0

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 and

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Interview: Biggie’s Daughter,T’yanna Wallace

Interview: Biggie’s Daughter,T’yanna Wallace

Zoi March 9, 2013 174

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 her

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[INTERVIEW] Live From the Underground: GhostWridah

[INTERVIEW] Live From the Underground: GhostWridah

Erin February 12, 2013 3

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 a

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[INTERVIEW] AZ :: The Genesis

[INTERVIEW] AZ :: The Genesis

Erin January 3, 2013 66

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 a

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

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

Zoi December 20, 2012 175

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

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[INTERVIEW] Afrika Bambaataa :: Education in Truth

[INTERVIEW] Afrika Bambaataa :: Education in Truth

Erin December 18, 2012 245

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 I

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LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND: KONCEPT

LIVE FROM THE UNDERGROUND: KONCEPT

Erin December 18, 2012 21

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 E

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