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Mic Checks and Protestnew

Exclusive interview with political activist and revolutionary hip hop artists Immortal Technique.
Eugene Weekly  |  Dante Zuñiga-West  |  12-09-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Workingman's Grindnew

Ed E. Ruger's new album is a slice of blue-collar hip-hop life.
YES! Weekly  |  Ryan Snyder  |  02-24-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Traces Hip Hop's Storynew

Paradise Gray has worn many hats since his early days as a gang member in the South Bronx: photographer; performer; collector; promoter; techie; and now, curator. Selections from his memorabilia are now at the August Wilson Center, exhibited as Hip Hop History: Highlights of the Paradise Collection.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Aaron Jentzen  |  01-18-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

No Luck Club: Seattle Authorities Crack Down on Asian Dance Clubnew

Who is Justin Toa? A psychotic arsonist? A dangerous gangster? Hardly--he's a 20-year-old Asian guy with two-toned hair and a spotty traffic record from his teenage years. Why are the authorities after him? Because he runs a 16-and-over hip hop club.
The Portland Mercury  |  Allie Holly-Gottlieb  |  12-31-2009  |  Performance

Animal Farm Won't Be Unknown For Longnew

Diverse beats and easy mic-sharing make for a solid debut on Animal Farm's The Unknown.
The Portland Mercury  |  Graham Barey  |  06-05-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Local Emcees Offer Alternative to Bling Rapnew

Bay Area emcees like Lateef the Truthspeaker and his compatriots at the Quannum collective are questioning the materialism in hip hop.
East Bay Express  |  Eric K. Arnold  |  06-04-2008  |  Music

We Luv Bassnectar: Let's All Thump Togethernew

Bassnectar is like, so popular. He dives headlong into hip hop culture on his new album, Underground Communication.
The Source Weekly  |  Jeff Trainor  |  03-29-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Roots' Unmarketable Masterpiecenew

Def Jam takes a gamble on Game Theory.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  03-19-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Playa, Not a Haternew

R.A. The Rugged Man channels his rage
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  01-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Life of Grime

Two recent compilations offer not only snapshots of the dark-horse scenes of U.K. grime and the Southern rap that's more old-school funk than crunk, but also rare examples of the cash-strapped hiphop lyricist.
Washington City Paper  |  David Dunlap Jr.  |  12-23-2005  |  Reviews

Spanglish FM

Corporate radio has mostly ignored Hispanics -- until now.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Nadra Kareem  |  07-07-2005  |  Media

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