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Mysonne’s Statement On Rape Culture Shows He’s Smarter Than Most Senators (Video)

The Bronx, New York rapper Mysonne is in headlines once again for vocalizing in protest of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for Supreme Court Justice. The veteran rapper spoke with journalist Chuck Modi on his position in a video. What Modi seemingly thought he was getting was a quick take on Mysonne's... Read more

Former No Limit Star C-Murder Declares Hunger Strike Protesting Prison Conditions (Audio)

Twenty years ago this March, No Limit Records rapper C-Murder released his platinum solo debut, Life Or Death. The TRU and 504 Boyz member (and brother of label founder Master P) was one of No Limit's homegrown New Orleans, Louisiana success stories. That career trajectory was derailed after the artist... Read more

Erykah Badu Gives A Message Of Love & Inclusion. She Says There’s No Need For Alarm. (Video)

This week, Erykah Badu appeared on Ebro In The Morning. The veteran singer, producer, and DJ spoke about the world. She considers herself "an observer," and the mother of three had some hopeful sentiments to those who may be emotionally downtrodden, given current political, social, and environmental developments. Approaching the... Read more

OutKast Warned About The Dangers Of Phobia 20 Years Ago…They Were Right (Audio)

To follow up Poetic Justice, John Singleton’s 1993 romantic drama starring Tupac and Janet Jackson, the Boyz n the Hood director released his third movie two years later, in 1995. Higher Learning confronted issues like racism and sexual assault through the lens of students on a fabricated multicultural college campus.... Read more

Leslie Jones’ Second Online Attack Points to Anti-Black Woman Sentiment in the U.S.

Leslie Jones is a survivor of one of some of the most vicious civil rights violations, and it was all done in front of millions. In July, the celebrated comedian and star of the rebooted "Ghostbusters" was victimized by a mob of racist, sexist, and verbally violent Twitter users who... Read more

The Social Media Hate Against Leslie Jones: Why Humans Are More Horrifying Than Ghosts

As one of the definitive elements of the 21st century, social media is at its best a democratizing form of communication but at its worst, it can be a bastion of harassment and emotional trauma. Trolling online has become a cyber-based blood sport where anonymous users can unleash vitriol that,... Read more

Roxanne Shanté Discusses The Challenges She Faced As A Pioneering Woman In Hip-Hop

Growing up in the same Queensbridge Houses as Hip-Hop icons like MC Shan, Marley Marl, Nas, and Mobb Deep, Roxanne Shanté has a story that has often gone untold. Known for her role in the notorious "Roxanne Wars" during the mid-1980s, the MC had already developed an admirable Rap pedigree... Read more

Forget Presidential Candidates. Are Our Computers Also Racist and Sexist? (Audio)

Austin, Texas is currently the place to be for music industry insiders, with a whole host of artists performing across a spectrum of genres. However, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is not just a place to get put up on the next hottest artist; it's also a well-established platform... Read more

N.W.A.’s Raunchiest Song Has An Alternate Version Heads Can Now Hear (Audio)

Released in 1991, N.W.A.'s "She Swallowed It" goes down in history as one of the raunchiest Rap songs ever recorded. Rapped by MC Ren (with background vocals by the rest of the group), the song simulates oral sex in audio, with sound effects. Additionally, the Ruthless Villain chronicles group-sex with... Read more

Rapsody Drops An Insightful Illustration Of Injustice Today In 2 Songs (Audio)

Throughout the headlines of the last month, oppression appears to be at the root of the biggest stories of the day. Whether racism, sexism, police brutality, domestic abuse, social unrest, all of these topics trace down to people being oppressed by another—another person, a people, an institution, a governing body,... Read more