Tag: Hip-Hop

20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine
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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter, (@itsJamara) XXL Magazine, one of the most popular hip-hop publications in the country, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. With its release in 1997, the magazine has remained a pillar for hip-hop and has kept up that standard through its strong print circulation and notable Freshman Class list, to name…

COLUMN — “Is You Crazy?” – Drake
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COLUMN — “Is You Crazy?” – Drake

By Anthony Brown, Contributing Culture Writer Posted 12:30 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 Music artist Drake’s Kid Cudi diss created somewhat of a backlash with fans who feel that the critique of Kid Cudi’s mental illness is a low blow. In Drake’s new diss song “Two Birds, One Stone,” from his upcoming project “More Life,”…

A Scholar’s Ambition: Hip-Hop & Higher Education
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A Scholar’s Ambition: Hip-Hop & Higher Education

By Chantè Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 12:20 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 Words Beats & Life, an organization dedicated to empowering hip-hop culture and artists, hosted a panel entitled “A Scholar’s Ambition: Hip-Hop & Higher Education,” in the Locke Hall auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 2. This event was a part of Words Beats &…

Meeting Tupac Shakur: A Moment With a Flash of Our Spirit
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Meeting Tupac Shakur: A Moment With a Flash of Our Spirit

By Dr. Greg Carr, Special To The Hilltop Posted 11:05 AM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 Editor’s Note: Dr. Greg Carr is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies from…

Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.
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Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.

By Zerline Hughes, Hilltop Alumni Columnist (SPECIAL To The Hilltop) Posted 10:15 PM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 As you young folks say, I just got my life! And how appropriate – I was at the “Phife is Living!” event held at Marvin Gaye Park in Northeast Washington, D.C on Saturday, July 16. Live Afro-Cuban drumming by…

BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it
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BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 11:25 AM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 At approximately 7:57 p.m. last night [Sun., June 3], rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur Kanye West released an unexpected announcement from his twitter account for the nation’s capital: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 Immediately after the three tweets were sent out, hundreds of residents across…