Posts By: Dr. Utley

Life By Me

Posted by & filed under Interviews. describes Ebony Utley as a knowledge seeker, perspective shifter, and obsessive googler. Read about how and why I became a critic. Here is a description of LifeByMe from the site’s homepage. We ask one question to all sorts of people: “What is most meaningful to you?” We feature one original answer every day. We… Read more »

Resurrection Power: Remembering Tupac Shakur

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September 13, 2012, is the sixteenth death anniversary of Tupac Amaru Shakur. While riding in the passenger seat of Suge Knight’s BMW Tupac was shot four times while waiting for a light at the intersection of Koval Lane and Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. He succumbed to his injuries on Friday, September 13, 1996. He… Read more »

Ebony Utley Joins the Cypher

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Listen to one of my favorite interviews with Cypher Lounge Radio. My segment runs from 28:27-48:00. Here’s a description of the show from their site. Welcome to Cypher Lounge Radio where Hip-Hop meets Jay Leno with a twist of CNN. Kareem Fort, the brain behind the scenes and Talented Emcee/Songwriter/Cypher Lounge Host, Hassahn Phenomenon invites celebrities,… Read more »

The Ethics Guy Asks About Rap and Religion

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Bruce Weinstein

Listen to my interview with Bruce, The Ethics Guy. Dr. Bruce Weinstein is an American ethicist who hosts “Ask the Ethics Guy!” a question-and-answer series on Bloomberg Businessweek online and writes an ethics column there. He asks about the connection between rap and religion.

CSULB Professor Releases Heavenly Hip Hop Handbook

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Read Noah Kelly’s take on Rap and Religion from his article in the Long Beach Post. The Long Beach Post is comprised of and the monthly print publication covering news, life, business and sports in Long Beach, California.

Happy Birthday Hip Hop

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Hip Hop’s 39th birthday is August 11th.  On that date in 1973 Clive Campbell AKA DJ Kool Herc hooked up his sister Cindy’s back to school party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx.

10 Things We Learned From Reading Rap And Religion

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Read about the 10 things HipHopDX learned from reading Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta’s God. HipHopDX is the source for up to the minute news on all hip hop artists, weekly album sales reports, release dates news and much more.

Rastafari Snoop (Dogg) Lion

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If you’re anything like me, you were scratching your head when the news broke that Snoop had a spiritual awakening and is not only Rastafari and a reggae artist but Bob Marley reincarnated. Hence, his new name Snoop Lion. While it all sounds supremely farfetched, I’d like to discuss appeal of Rastafari to gangstas.