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 »
Posts Tagged: Dr. Ebony Utley
Hip Hop Scholar
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.”
Life By Me
LifeByMe.com 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
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 »
The Ethics Guy Asks About Rap and Religion
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
Read Noah Kelly’s take on Rap and Religion from his article in the Long Beach Post. The Long Beach Post is comprised of LBPOST.com and the monthly print publication covering news, life, business and sports in Long Beach, California.
Dr. Ebony Utley’s Rhymes & Reasons
Listen to my interview with Rhymes and Reasons: The Stories of Hip Hop. Rhymes and Reasons is a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who talk about their lives in the context of songs that matter to them.
Dr. Ebony Utley Releases New Provocative Book
Read my interview with Terrance Dean in Hello Beautiful.
Dr. Utley Talks About Black Women Rappers Satisfying Their “Fatherlack”
Listen to my interview with JJ on the Mic from 97.9 The Box in Houston.
Interview with Dr. Ebony Utley, author of Rap and Religion
Read the Q&A with my parent publishing company ABC-CLIO.