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Getting Past Youth Terrorism

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 10, 2012 So I’m sick and tired of conversations about the state of Black youth ending with the same played-out solutions—restoring strong family values. Now don’t get me wrong, of course family is important, but we are mistaken if we think that broken homes are the main factors fueling gang […]

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What It Means to be in ASAP’S Country

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 3, 2012 The stories of living in America, as told by Black folks, often expresses discontent with its living conditions, but we love America just as much as we feel that it does us wrong. Hip-Hop keeps alive this Black narrative of cultural-nationalism or locale-nationalism, of love for and […]

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The Craziest Hip-Hop Collabo of 2011

By Keantre Malone 6:02 pm December 31, 2011 As if The Game, Tyler the Creator and Lil Wayne thrown on one track didn’t shock everybody in the Hip-Hop world, their celebrity-slaying track surpassed its initial thrill. 2011 was definitely a year for West Coast Hip-Hop as Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar, OFWGKTADGAF—Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill […]

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Happy Holidays 2011 to Emmett Till From the Cotton Rebel Era

By Keantre Malone 12:59 pm December 27, 2011 In the midst of my mindless consumption yesterday, I found the infamous Emmett Till on a clothing rack! Leaders 1354, Chicago’s local boutique that serves Hip-Hop hipsters, was selling the last of its Enstrumental feature. Ensturmental produced a shirt called, “The Revenge of Emmett Till”, this season, that […]

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And They Say Black Music Is Just Noise

By Keantre Malone 12:59 pm December 20, 2011 For fame, all you need a crew with a friend that’s good with the visuals, another that can freak beats, and of course, a friend that can rap/sing. Lately I’ve been fascinated by the Do It Yourself (DIY) approach to professionalizing music, as mastered by the evil […]

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How High Is School?

By Keantre Malone 12:31 pm December 15, 2011 This week the Dogfather Snoop and tree deacon Wiz Khalifa bring us the soundtrack of their new movie Mac and Devin Go to High School. The release has me thinking about the relationship between cannabis culture, hip hop and Black existence that seems to have been brought […]

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A Memorial of Polyamory (Taming of ‘the Few’)

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am December 1, 2011 After 2 years of staying single—going on “dates” with various womyn, initiating quasi relationships—I’m back into an exclusive relationship. What I’ve learned over these consistently dynamic months (everyday was not easy), is that you can love multiple womyn—truly be crazy about the personalities of different people at […]

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Bodies Diced Up On Drum Machines: Knowledge From New Choreographers

By Keantre Malone 1:31 pm November 24, 2011 Our parents figured that their generation saw the end of “real” dancing. You know, they tell you that they danced artistically and romantically and that we have pioneered a tasteless substitute for sex. I’m embarrassed to say that I was starting to believe the hype, but this […]

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On the Job While You Chill: The Profit of Oppresion

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am November 17, 2011 Let’s talk about empathy. Why? Because intersectionality–this concept that all isms have the same perpetrator and depend upon each other to oppress various groups/identities–never struck me hard until i thought critically about this erroneous course in sexuality I’m taking. Granted, I disagree with most of my professor’s […]

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While SNAPBACKS Take Over…

By Keantre Malone 6:16 pm November 13, 2011 If I must have something that I don’t like about having locks, it would be that I can’t rock a snapback. Had there not been so much of a conversion in the herds of Black youth—fitted caps are nearly extinct among the heads of the coolest kids—my […]

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