Posts Tagged: hip hop

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 LBPOST.com and the monthly print publication covering news, life, business and sports in Long Beach, California.


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.


Dr. Ebony Utley’s Rhymes & Reasons

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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.


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.


Hip Hop’s Original Hater

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Hip hop needs its haters. Haters represent hip hop’s relevance, and the conflicts generated by haters sustain audience interest. Haters come in many forms: Conservative critics (pick a Fox commentator) Rival rappers and their crews (shout out to Drake, Chris Brown, Meek Mill) Aspects of the individual self (Nicki vs. Roman, T.I. vs. T.I.P., Eminem… Read more »


Hip Hop Education

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Hip hop isn’t dead, but it is getting dumber. Audiences of young hip hop heads always get restless when I say this, but it’s true. Part of the reason hip hop is not as sonically and lyrically sophisticated as it was in the past is because our youth don’t know any better.


Finding Religion

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  I recently came across this post about rappers who found religion. It made me wonder about how people encounter religion.


Daddy God

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 is Father’s Day. It’s the day Americans celebrate fatherhood. But many people experience Father’s Day with mixed emotions because they don’t have the relationships they’d like to have with their fathers. 


Lecrae’s “Church Clothes”

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I dig Lecrae. Tall, dark, handsome… but I digress. I mean, I like his flow, his southern accent, his swag. He has an uncanny ability to assume the personas of an array of protagonists. His videos take audiences back to the community. He’s honest, clever, and consistent in his message without being preachy or too… Read more »