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The Breakfast Club Interview w/ Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters, who serves as the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district, sits down with the Breakfast Club to discuss Hip-Hop, The detriment of redlining, Censorship, and how we all should reclaim our time.

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For Kelis…. An Appreciation

00/00/0000. Kelis, American singer.

When I hear the phrase “Black Girls Rock”, Kelis is the first woman that I think of. I had never seen anyone like her before and her music, especially in 1999, was purely an anomaly. The radio, especially urban formats, was nothing but your standard mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B. There weren’t any real exciting artists; No one seemed to care for being outside of the box. Kelis backed by the crazy production provided by The Neptunes tore into radio playlists with “Caught Out There”, a hard edged track about a cheating ex that’s caught in his lies and that hook?! “I hate you so much right now….AAAAAAAHH!” became the phrase that so many of us loved to scream. In that same year, she could be heard on Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s comeback(?) single “Got Your Money”. I was an instant fan of her’s and she was the primary reason why I became a supporter of the Neptunes (Ma$e’s “Looking At Me” and N.O.R.E.’s “Superthug” helped too). Continue reading

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