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Kendrick Lamar breaks stereotype by purchasing modest home

Kendrick Lamar is arguably one of the hottest rappers in the game right now. GQ’s “Rapper of the Year” is  not making headlines for his music, but his very modest purchase (compared to other rappers), of a home recently. 

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Kendrick Lamar responds to Macklemore’s Grammy win, says ‘it’s well-deserved’

For the first since Sunday, Kendrick Lamar has responded to Macklemore’s win. The star was nominated for 7 Grammys, four of which Macklemore took home. While talking with XXL after last night’s Don Kennedy show, Lamar had the following the say about Macklemore’s win. 

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Why Macklemore beat your favorite rapper

First, I’d like to start by saying that I do not think Macklemore is better than Kendrick Lamar. Other than “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” not much happening on his debut album in my opinion. But where Kendrick and other artists who probably should have been awarded GRAMMYs lacked, Macklemore gladly picked up the ball.

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Hungover Thoughts Of Generation Y Black Hippies

It is true that “all the girls wanna play Baywatch” at the swimming pools full of liquor (Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”). Generation Y parties, both in college and high school, present you with a reality surfacing from the deep end of young adult freedom. Diving through the future, our new understandings of suffering blend with […]

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good kid m.A.A.d city: the most important rap album of the past 5 years

Granted, the title of this article is a bit ambitious but it’s for good reason. On Monday  the 22nd, the debut studio album for Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city is set to drop. Since today is Friday the 19th, that means, yes I downloaded the leak. Smh. But not to fear, because I will […]

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Hip Hop Lets the Mentally Excluded Speak Part 2

America may have mentally excluded its children for two decades, but Generation Y has made it back to the center of public consciousness. Last week I spoke on the critical perspective of Kendrick Lamar–a partial result of the psychiatry and education partnership that eliminates children from “normal” life”. Evidently, marking Kendrick for the margins was […]

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Getting Past Youth Terrorism

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 violence. If we should blame anything it should […]

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