Posts in category "Hip Hop"

Prince is dead and the doves are crying

The Artist KNOWN AS PRINCE is dead and the doves are crying. I was at my desk, unable to move when getting the news that Prince passed away. I first heard it from Windy City Live in Chicago, then I got the TMZ feed , then the AP wire alert. Dozens of Prince songs started... Read more »

CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS

CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS
CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS. Lakeshore Public Media is proud to present CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon, a new public affairs program.  From education to economy, politics to policy, CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon will offer viewers in-depth interviews and commentary with newsmakers representing different perspectives across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon is hosted by Dr.... Read more »

HipHop, Media, and the Prison Industrial Complex: America's Most Wanted

The University of Chicago’s International House Global Voices Series presented AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: Hip-hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex. The event featured Beth Elaine Richie, Amanda Klonsky ,  Marc Lamont Hill , Silky Slim, Niaz Kasravi, Che Rhymefest Smith, and was moderated by Jasiri X (Hip-hop artist, activist, and founder of 1Hood).  Photos by Garrard McClendon.
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Best Corner in the Game - Richard Sherman and Seahawks Win Super Bowl

Best Corner in the Game - Richard Sherman and Seahawks Win Super Bowl
Richard Sherman was right. He is the best Corner Back in the game. He is a great leader, scholar, football player, and confidence booster. The Seattle Seahawks obliterated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48. Richard Sherman 40 Yd Dash Offense, defense, and special teams were superb. Russell Wilson was intense. Percy Harvin was a... Read more »

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly from Kris Kross is Dead at 34

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly from Kris Kross is Dead at 34
It is a sad time in HipHop, Rap, and in all music. We were jumping and wearing clothes backwards when these cats set the world on fire with “Jump, Jump.” In the hood, you knew that Mac Daddy was the dark skinned brother and Daddy Mac was the light skinned brother. We are saddened to... Read more »

Django Unchained - Better than Ray and Pulp Fiction

Django Unchained - Better than Ray and Pulp Fiction
When will Black filmmakers muster up the courage to produce slave narratives? Well, I guess we will have to rely on Quentin Tarantino to come up with Django Unchained as the quintessential slave narrative. No Tyler Perry, no Spike Lee…Glaringly absent when it comes to telling the stories of Gustavus Vassa, Venture Smith, Charlie Ball,... Read more »
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Kanye West: Better rapper, producer, or designer? Air Yeezy 2 - get 'em

Kanye West: Better rapper, producer, or designer? Air Yeezy 2 - get 'em
It is clear that the Nike Air Yeezy 2 space sneaker is a force of nature rivaling gravity. I had a private talk with a friend of Kanye West (Grammy recording artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith) and Smith had an interesting answer to my question. I asked Rhymefest if I could get a pair of the... Read more »