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Nas, Equality, and Environmentalism

I'm the type of person who primarily listens to independent hip-hop, feeling strongly that once MC's are signed to major record labels, contracts force them to lessen the intensity of their lyrics, in order ...
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The Only Goal Is Survival

As I watch The Dream and Rick Ross dance, sing and rap in the streets of Colombia it seems to me that Mr. M-I-YAYO is still standing and going strong in spite of the various online slings and arrows fired his...
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Oscar Grant Tribute Song- “My Life” by Mistah FAB

Over the weekend I came across this song by Bay Area artist Mistah Fab. The song is called "My Life" and is a tribute to Oscar Grant the victim of the police shooting on the B.A.R.T metro line January 1st,  a...
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Local Spotlight(Chicago): DJ Kariu

Sorry I have been missing in action lately, i think you all know how life can get in the way of things and hard work and dedication etc etc.   But lately I have been paying attention to a lot going on in Chic...
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Contest: FREE Common Concert (CHICAGO)

Common's NEW album, Universal Mind Control will be released this upcoming Tuesday Dec. 9th. NBC and a few other sponsors will be celebrating with a FREE Concert at a secret location right here in Chicago. To ge...
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Unsigned Hype: We in the Center of the U-N-I Verse

"i feel like we at the center of the u-n-i verse and the sun is my heart so i shine through the verse " Says Thurzday of the westcoast duo U-N-I.  U-N-I is a hip hop duo Thurzday and Y-o formed in 1999 ...
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Chicago Love

Today I am visiting a few of my favorite stores in Chicago like Leaders 1354 and Saint Alfreds, just to name a few. These places are well known nationally for the style they bring and the music they promote ou...