Monthly Archives: December 2014

Music

#whenTipTweets

Most of you by now have probably been reading all about the Iggy Azalea feud on Twitter. For those who haven’t, Azealia Banks (who we featured before) took her to task for appropriating black hip hop culture with seemingly no understanding of what she was doing. So, to be clear, not just because she was white. Iggy then proceeded to have a PR meltdown and completely condescended back.

Q-Tip, a personal hero of mine, then took to Twitter in an epic 40 tweet lesson in hip hop history and its ties to black culture. It’s a beautiful read.

Mic.com has an awesome recap here.

For what it’s worth, we here #standwithTip.

Cool Music

Jay-Z – I can’t get with that

I’ve been reading Decoded recently, which is a surprisingly good read.  The usual self-rationalization etc., but Jay-Z shows some surprisingly insightful moments.  In the book, he discusses the track I Can’t Get with That, as one of his first music videos when he was really trying to get out there.  Back before labels took him seriously.  He describes it as as a showcase for his various flows, and it’s a pretty amazing thing to watch.