Posts Tagged: God

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 »


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.


Rap and Religion with Armstrong Williams

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Listen to my conversation about rap and religion with Armstrong Williams and Dr. Carl Ellis Jr. on The Armstrong Williams Show. Here’s some background on the show: Armstrong Williams has been called one of the most recognized conservative voices in America, disseminating his views and opinions through this nationally syndicated radio show. According to the official… Read more »


A Killer from the Start?

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I’ve been wrecked by the Aurora, Colorado shooting. I don’t know anyone who was murdered or maimed. I don’t know anyone who knew anyone who was killed or injured. I don’t know anything about the killer. I don’t want to know him. But I did read the bios of everyone who died. The entire episode… Read more »


An Ocean of Love

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Frank Ocean sings love songs from him to him. I posted a comment on my Facebook timeline on Tuesday after a reviewer of his new album said she heard the crooner singing about a him instead of a her. That observation alone wasn’t enough to make the news, but then Ocean did something unprecedented.


We Got to Pray Just to Make it Today

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Hard times bring people to their knees. Figuratively and literally. Whether it’s unemployment, heartbreak, illness, disaster, or death, humans pray when life’s challenges become clearly beyond their control. Rappers are no exception.