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Is It Ever OK For White People To Say NIGGER?

Only Black people understand the true power of the word nigger. Does that mean only Black people can say it? Is it EVER ok for white people to say it? Sound off below!

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Nas Brings Back THE REAL With “Nasty” Music Video

Nas’ music video for “Nasty” is a statement about what really matters: family, community, humility and respect. The money? ….A welcome bonus. Check out Nas’ “Nasty” music video at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Are Black People Willing To Call Eminem The Greatest Rapper Of All Time?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion regarding which emcee they believe to be the greatest rapper of all time. Mine is Jay-Z. Yours might be 2pac. But is it OK for it to be Eminem?

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MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album

MUSICNEWS: Ice-T Doesn’t Like Hip-POP, Record Execs Trafficking COCAINE, and Rihanna’s New Album Coming Soon…

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Why You Should Be Taking Tyler, the Creator and Kreayshawn Seriously

But don’t be fooled. Their success is organic and real; not some record label’s scheme. The rise of artists like Odd Future and Kreayshawn (as well as Lil B and Waka Flocka Flame) is subversive to Hip Hop’s status quo.

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Tha Carter IV, And Why LIL WAYNE vs. JAY-Z Needs To Happen…

If you ask me, this needs to happen. Just compare the aesthetic of Watch The Throne with the sound of Tha Carter IV. It’s opulence vs. simplicity. Grand statements vs. stream-of-conscience flow. The seasoned veteran vs. the ambitious youngster. A Young Money vs. Roc Nation battle would perfectly capture a growing generational gap within the Hip Hop community.

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Commercial Break: Athlete Slash Musician

It seems I’ve been more polemical than usual these last few weeks. So how about something completely worthless and asinine–ok, more worthless and asinine than what I usually post here–this Monday? Because, frankly, all I have to say about The Help‘s (and The Smurfs’) continued box office success this weekend is: Effing really‽‽ (God bless the interrobang.) Anyway, in case […]

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THE WEEKND Continues To Astound With New Mixtape “THURSDAY”

Thursday is not a cash grab or some collection of b-sides, and it never feels forced. The Weeknd’s second album is a fully-formed album, thoroughly conceived and well-executed. And considering the fact that it’s being released less than a year after its predecessor, and it’s still really good, I’d say Thursday is a more-than-worthy follow-up.

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On Not Seeing ‘The Help’

I did not see The Help this weekend; I also did not read the book. Since I both read and saw The Secret Life of Bees a couple of years ago and am conversationally familiar with The Blind Side, I figured I had earned enough credit to sit this one out. Call it a mental health decision.

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WATCH THE THRONE, And Why Jay-Z and Mitt Romney Have A LOT In Common

I doubt Mitt Romney understands the plight of the underprivileged. And I couldn’t tell you if he likes Black people, either. But if he’s a Hip Hop fan, I bet he’ll love Watch The Throne. Because Mitt Romney and Jay-Z actually have a lot in common.

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