Creators, But Not Owners: Black America and Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-Hop, countless dance crazes and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What catches on among urban (i.e. Black) Americans spreads like wildfire once it is exposed to the rest of the nation. The influence of Black America in today’s mainstream culture … More Creators, But Not Owners: Black America and Urban Culture

All Jokes Aside, Dame Dash Said Some Real Shit

It’s painful how hilarious the jokes are from the recent Dame Dash interview on the Breakfast Club: Hilarity aside, the running themes of ownership and economic power throughout the interview were very relevant topics and Dame’s comments deserve a thoughtful look. “Can you give it to your son? How? If your son needs a job … More All Jokes Aside, Dame Dash Said Some Real Shit

Waka Flocka Apparently Responsible for Racism, Hip-Hop Yet Again A Scapegoat

Let me give a brief summary of the issue and then go in for a lil bit. Yesterday on the ‘Morning Joe’ show on MSNBC, a panel discussion was held about Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon members’ racist chant. Several claims were made by the panelists regarding the role Waka Flocka—who canceled an upcoming show … More Waka Flocka Apparently Responsible for Racism, Hip-Hop Yet Again A Scapegoat

What They Sayin’: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Author: Zander Tsadwa Surprise! Drake dropped this past weekend as unexpectedly as Beyonce did in late 2013. The fact that this mixtape/album went gold in a week is just the latest testament to Drake’s insane popularity. With ‘Views From The 6’ on the way, Kendrick, Kanye, and Big Sean lurking, and the developing story of … More What They Sayin’: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’