Friday Aug 29
Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown
Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.
#Ferguson Critics Roundtable: Is Hip-Hop Doing Enough?
"Do I love the glamorization of gun violence in music? Not particularly. But no number of Chief Keef videos gives police the authority to play jury and judge instead of officer of the law."
David Banner Discusses Difference Between Cops Killing Black Men & Black-On-Black Murder
The police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has become national news this week.
[Editorials] 10 Things We Learned Reading "How To Rap 2" By Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards interviewed upwards of 104 emcees to dissect the importance and ingredients behind some of the best Rap flows.
Los Angeles Times
FKA twigs takes a leap with charismatic 'LP1'
Tahliah Barnett used to be a silent dancer in other artists' pop videos, where she was such a striking presence that the stars sought her out.