hip hop

On Our Radar

Hello, hello! Ready for some thought-provoking links? I knew you were! Today, in bad taste… anti-abortion group Life Always is comparing aborted fetuses to people killed by the earthquake in Japan. The... Read more »

On Our Radar

Phew! This week saw lots of compelling internet content, including the following: Queerty... Read more »

Race Card: Hip-Hop Club Unwanted in Park Slope

Brooklyn’s been home to rappers from Foxy Brown to Mos Def to Notorious B.I.G. The New York City borough is such a hotspot for hip hop that the shout-out “Where Brooklyn at?” is a staple in rap songs. Plus, each year Brooklyn hosts an annual hip-hop festival where rap royalty such as Q-Tip,... Read more »

B-Sides: Jay-Z's Lyrics, "Decoded"

Jay-Z is arguably the most successful hip-hop artist in the world. He owns a sports team, created a... Read more »

Music Matters: You can't match this rapper / actress

I have a very long-standing one-sided love affair with Lauryn Hill. It goes back before the Fugees, even. (Lauryn Hill, “The Sweetest Thing”) Read more »

Size Matters: We're Just Trying to Help

The Discovery Health channel is among my favorite TV channels, along with The Science Channel, TLC and the regular Discovery Channel. So a couple years ago when they started airing shows about "super morbidly obese" people getting bariatric surgery, I, of course, was quite interested. With... Read more »

Political InQueery: Politainment

There is the subject of politics and then there is entertainment. And never the twain shall meet, right? Wrong. So unbelievably wrong. In news of the “please don’t record this,” it leaked today that TLC—that’s The Learning Channel, for those who are television newbies—is doing some... Read more »

TelevIsm: Police Women of Memphis depicts trans women with respect

There's not a whole lot I have to say about Police Women of Memphis as a show in general. I think that glorifying a very problematic justice system as this show seems to do is probably not fantastic. But, I like that it depicts ladies in positions of authority, being competent. It's also cool that... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Actual Feminist Rappers

Kelsey’s postings of the “Feminist Rappers” videos drew more than laughs–it had some commenters asking, “But what about the real feminist rappers?” So here’s a genre- decade-spanning compilation of feminist rappers, hip-... Read more »

BitchTapes: Hey Dude, don't make it bad.

                         A recently revived obsession with Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ inspired me to share my fave songs penned with a named woman in mind. But of course, the... Read more »

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