Posts By: Dr. Utley

Kanye West’s Yeezus May Be Sexist but is not Blasphemous

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Not unlike the coming of a messiah, Yeezus, Kanye West’s sixth album was heavily anticipated before its release date on June 18th. In all fairness, most of that was due to an internet leak and not any inherent mystical properties of the album itself. In fact, its minimalist sound, promotion, and packaging (there is no… Read more »

Rap, Religion and Relationships

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Happy New Year!  Everyone here on the Rap and Religion publicity team (i.e. Ebony Utley) would like to personally thank you for visiting the site and supporting Rap and Religion throughout 2012.

The End of God Talk

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According to Anthony Pinn, God has outlived God’s usefulness. Imagine a forced retirement party. The CEO of the universe has made a few missteps—misrepresented his enterprise, mismanaged his employees.

Django Unchained

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If you were worried that Django Unchained is a typical white man saves black boy buddy flick or that it over-sensationalizes slavery or that it otherwise sets back the race, worry no more. Django does none of those things. Now, if you were worried that Django Unchained would be filled with gratuitous violence, masculine bravado,… Read more »

Rap and Religion Tour Recap

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Thank you to everyone who supported Rap and Religion on tour at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the University of South Florida in Tampa, the National Communication Association in Orlando, North Park University in Chicago, as well as the Indiana State Federation of Colored Women and Old Soul Entertainment in Indianapolis. My first tour was a… Read more »

Rap and Religion in Downtown Naptown

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Please join the Rap and Religion tour during it’s two stops in my hometown Indianapolis, Indiana. It’s going down in Naptown the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Rap and Religion on Tour

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Rap and Religion goes on the road for the five official tour dates. Follow Ebony Utley on Twitter @u_experience for up to the minute details.

Hip Hop Scholar

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Read my interview with The Hip Hop Scholar. The Hip Hop Scholar’s misssion is to “bring back that sense of intellectual discovery so many of us have in our collective memory of Hiphop culture.”