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Japan’s J-Style is for Real

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Japanese hip-hop has expanded more recently with some songs getting a lot of publicity on YouTube. Even though people were already aware of the Japanese being heavily influenced by black culture, these songs showed plenty...

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Growing up in the southwest side of Chicago, IL, being the first born of Mexican immigrant parents, I was torn between Mexican and American culture. My parents’ sheltering influences, however, were more prevalent in my...

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Using Hip Hop in the Classroom

November 9, 2016 | Comments

When a new teacher from a middle or upper class starts their teaching job at an underfunded, inner-city school it can be overwhelming.  They have trouble connecting to their students whom they seem to have...

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The following is a response to Bernardo Proletariat’s December 2014 call to start a conversation on building cooperation among hip-hop artists and anarchist political organizations (“The Emanci-funktion of the Working Class”).  By Terence Kumpf (for...

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The Emanci-funktion of the Working Class

December 19, 2014 | Comments

Starting a conversation on anarchism and hip hop In this essay, I’m trying to get the ball rolling on a longer-term discussion on the political nature of hip hop from a revolutionary anarchist perspective. I’m...

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  Over these last few weeks, it’s been hard to miss the presence of hip-hop in protests over incidents involving police and unarmed black men. In some ways, there is nothing more vague and all-encompassing...

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In praise of Skinnyman and Klashnekoff

November 26, 2014 | Comments

Nels Abbey argues why the London rappers deserve more recognition Written by Nels Abbey (The Voice) THE YEAR 1994 was an undeniably significant year for hip-hop. Indeed it was probably hip-hop’s finest year. Nas, Notorious...

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Male voices dominate the debate surrounding rapper Iggy Azalea and her connection to the hip-hop scene of her home country, a symptom of the industry in general. We asked four female players in Aussie hip-hop...

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Introducing, ‘Tembeza Kinasa’

January 29, 2014 | Comments

Words by: Prof. Markle I touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania a few months ago and my time here is winding down. There is much to showcase about the hip hop movement in Tanzania...

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by Christopher Emdin (Huffington Post) A few years ago I was invited to a university in South Africa to deliver a speech on ways to improve education by focusing on youth culture. I gladly accepted...

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