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National Poetry Month: Is it Edgar Allen Poe or Beyonce? Take Our Quiz
National Poetry Month: Is it Edgar Allen Poe or Beyonce? Take Our Quiz
April showers don't just mean May flowers. The spring month also blooms with iambic pentameters and tetrameters, marking National Poetry Month. Since it's birth in the Bronx in the late '70s, hip-hop has often been tied to poetry, with MCs often considering themselves spoken-word poets who rhythmically deliver prose over a beat...
Math Awareness Month: 10 Artists From Beyonce to De La Soul Play the Numbers Game in Lyrics
Math Awareness Month: 10 Artists From Beyonce to De La Soul Play the Numbers Game in Lyrics
Artists have been known to play number games within their lyrics from time to time. Only some singers are able to carry metaphorical word problems but rappers love to implement math in a bar or two. Some are simple enough to grasp while others make listeners pull out the notepad and calculator...
KRS-One: Connie Chung’s Harsh Words, LL Cool J’s Disobedience & Retirement
KRS-One: Connie Chung’s Harsh Words, LL Cool J’s Disobedience & Retirement
The truth is KRS-One has always existed in extremes. The celebrated Bronx, N.Y., MC evolved from giving birth to the controversial rap genre known as gangsta rap to dropping a politically conscious classic. He was leader of the influential hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions, who crafted their landmark 1987 debut 'Criminal Minded,' then a year later they released the startling LP 'By All Means N
Photosynthesis With D-Nice: A History of Hip-Hop Photography
Photosynthesis With D-Nice: A History of Hip-Hop Photography
Derrick Jones has never lost his appreciation for the music he has been a part of since he was a teen. Known to most as D-Nice, he's parlayed his trusted status as a lifelong member of the hip-hop community into a flourishing career in photography, finding exclusive opportunities to capture his subjects -- mainly fellow rappers and R&B stars -- at their most candid, and most at ease. ... Read