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    From Ballers to Shot Callers: The Basketball and Hip Hop Connection

    Friday, May 16th, 2008

    The 80s marked the dawning of a new age. Hip Hop was still in its infancy stage giving birth to legends like LL Cool J, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, and others. The NBA was also going through several transitions; entering into the modern era and laying the down the groundwork that would greatly shape what […]

    The Message, by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

    Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

    In honor of the conclusion VH1 Hip Honors Week, I decided to post this essay I wrote about The Message, one of the most influential Hip Hop songs of all time. I wrote this about a year ago for school…so bear with me. “Broken glass everywhere, People pissing on the stairs you know they just don’t care”, any […]