Kanye West x Jay-Z | Watch The Throne (documentary) | Video

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Features | What’s to Gain from Higher Education?

Ed.’s Note: I dropped this over at Technorati last week.  Read, contemplate, comment. Article first published as What’s to Gain from Higher Education? on Technorati. “Don’t believe everything your earlobe captures, it’s mostly backwards.” As a longtime advocate of higher education, I’ve seen the model for achieving individual success change so drastically that today, I’d … Continue reading

Review | Kenny Burns Documentary “B.U.R.N.S.”

Editor’s Note:  This piece originally appeared July 2010 at manswrites.blogspot.com WASHINGTON, DC – Armed with an eye for talent, a smart mouth, and a winning spirit, Kenny Burns has turned himself into a brand.  In addition, he’s turned his life into a documentary film entitled, B.U.R.N.S. (Be Ultimately Realistic and Never Sell Out). Burns held … Continue reading

Exclusive| Lady Luck Interview x 3 New Songs| Features

For a woman who goes by the name “Luck,” a few might say she hasn’t had much of it. Released from her Def Jam deal with an album, Turn My Mic On, that never got to see daylight, Lady Luck could have packed it in, right? Wrong. Anybody on their grind knows that that hard … Continue reading

Rapper Tru Life Receives Eight Year Sentence| News

Former ROC-A-FELLA artist “Tru Life” (Robert Rosado) received an eight year sentence early yesterday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2009 stabbing death of Christopher Guerrero.  An altercation which lead to the stabbing also involved Tru’s brother Marcus, who was sentenced to ten years. Tru Life signed to the Roc in 2005 after an … Continue reading

Kanye West & Jay-Z – “H.A.M.” (prod. Lex Luger)

  I’m posting this a few days late because actually…… I JUST listened to it.  When it came out a few days ago, the Internet’s reaction amounted to a collective, “Meh.” My question is, who are we to turn our noses up at a collaboration between Mr. Iceberg Slim himself and Martin Louis the King, … Continue reading

Dream Hampton talks “Decoded” with PBS

Hip-Hop and culture journalist Dream Hampton chopped it up with PBS about her work on Jay-Z’s book, Decoded. The book combines first person tales from Jay’s life with line-by-line explanations to many of his popular songs. I’m almost finished with the book and it’s a good read with some great photos and illustrations.  Hampton served … Continue reading