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NPR loves T.I

NPR, the venerable public broadcaster, appears to have a bit of a thing for T.I.  The article is a bit of a joke, though it does contain a couple of good nuggets. Andrew Noz, the author, makes the following claim: When Jay-Z speaks, the rap world listens. So when, around the turn of the decade, […]

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Custom hip hop e-cards

Postcard.fm lets you make your own custom postcards. It’s an extremely simple interface.  You upload a picture, upload a song (in mp3 form), and then you can send it on to a friend. A basic premise, but one that can be fun, especailly if you quickly photoshop a decent greeting card together before you upload […]

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Jackson 5 (mostly) reuniting

It’s true.  According to NPR, 4 of the 5 are reuniting at the BMI Urban Awards.  The only one missing?  Michael. If you’ve missed seeing Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Jermaine, feel free to tune right in. I don’t think this means they’re making music or anything like that, but I kind of hope they do. […]

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Stuff White People Like: Hip-Hop Irony

Stuff White People Like is usually pretty hilarious, but I thought their newest post was especially good.  Apparently, #107 on the list of things my people enjoy are self aware hip hop references. According to the post, “white people find it particularly hilarious to take slang and enunciate every word perfectly. “Homey, that bernaise sauce you […]

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Are mixtapes piracy?

This post from CityPages takes a pretty funny look at the arguments record companies use to justify their war on piracy.  In fact, it goes back over the same arguments they used to make about how home tapers were ripping off the music industry and would essentially cause the same downfall the doomsayers are claiming […]

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