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  • Lesson Plan

    Lesson Plan
    The video for Damond Blue’s song ‘Shorty’ features the Baltimore rapper sitting on a local park bench, dispensing advice to a troubled teen (portrayed by a young actor, but voiced by Blue with a pitched-up vocal for one half of the song’s back-and-forth dialogue). The video, which has racked up over 50 thousand views on YouTube since its release a year ago, ends in tragedy for the kid who couldn’t focus on his schoolwork and stay off of the street. And it’s the kind of cautionary tale that you’d think might come off as preachy, particularly coming from Blue.
  • Album Review: Yeezus, by Kanye West

    Kanye West has enjoyed both commercial success and critical acclaim as consistently as nearly any recording artist in history, certainly nobody else in the past decade, and certainly nobody else in hip-hop. But his irascible public persona is defined by a...

    Sweetlife: Identity, authenticity and pop music

    In its fourth year, the Sweetlife Festival continues to try to combine the green-capitalist mission of the DC restaurant chain Sweetgreen with a smörgåsbord of critical indie darlings to, according to Sweetgreen's press release, "create experiences ...

    Schoolboy Q leads rap's new supergroup into Baltimore

    Schoolboy Q hypes the crowd at Baltimore Soundstage (photograph by Keem Griffey) The days of the rap supergroup are deep in the rear view for my generation of hip-hop millennials. Most of us were in elementary school or diapers when Wu-Tang and Death...

    Schoolboy Q leads rap's new supergroup

    [caption id="attachment_21429" align="alignleft" width="300"] Schoolboy Q hypes the crowd at Baltimore Soundstage (photograph by Keem Griffey)[/caption] The days of the rap supergroup are deep in the rear view for my generation of hip-hop millennials....