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Little Wings by Tobias Carroll
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“Lil Wayne explains a blade of grass.”

Aby Ngana Diop’s Liital by Boima Tucker
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This is the type of record that will slap cultural essentialists in the face.

Paper Clip #30 by Jacob Forrest Severn
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Kassidy Chism and Fountain by Jenn Joy
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Jenn Joy is confronted by the distorted anatomy and face of Heather Kravas’s Kassidy Chism.

Verbal Diplomacy: Juelz Santana and Rap’s Response to 9/11 by Paul Devlin
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What did that most verbose of all musical art forms have to say about the defining event of the last decade? Many rappers said a little, while one rapper said a lot. Juelz Santana, unknown on Sept. 11, 2001, has proved for better or worse to be its chief memorializer in hip-hop.

Atlanta: Hip Hop and the South by Richard Maxwell
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Michael Schmelling made a book called Atlanta, a photo book about the Atlanta hip-hop scene. Then Richard Maxwell wrote a review of it.

Noisemakers Featuring Talib Kweli At 92YTribeca by Matthew Goodman
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On first impression, Noisemakers was simple, a sort of a homespun, basement version of Inside the Actor’s Studio.

The Fly Girlz: Da’ Brats From Da’ Ville by Cameron Shaw
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In 1985, Sandy Denton and Cheryl James were working dead-end jobs at Sears when Hurby Azor, a coworker and audio production student, asked for help on a college project. 

Aesop Rock’s Fast Cars, Danger, Fire, and Knives: The Living Human Curiosity Sideshow by Nick Stillman
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The handsome, CD-size book of lyrics accompanying Aesop Rock’s new EP Fast Cars, Danger, Fire, and Knives is titled The Living Human Curiosity Sideshow, an apt caption for a rapper whose 1999 debut album Float became an underground classic so instantly that by his next album he would rap, “Dwarfed by the lights, bewildered by the fan base, bound by an idea but skeptical of the handshakes.”

El-P by Matthew Shipp
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As a jazz musician always looking for cutting-edge, exciting, and thoughtful collaborators to expand my concept of music with, I was instantly struck by rapper and producer El-P, aka Jaime Meline, when I met him last year.

Danny Hoch’s Jails, Hospitals, and Hip Hop by Mark Magill
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Danny Hoch hauled his one-man entourage to the room upstairs at PS122 for a solo performance of Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop.

Brooklyn Moon Cafe Poets by Zoë Anglesey

This First Proof contains a written reflection on featured Brooklyn Moon Cafe Poets by Zoë Anglesey.

2 Black 2 Strong by Lynn Geller
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2 Black 2 Strong and his right hand man, Warchild, discuss racism in the media, growing up and getting out of the ghetto, and the symbolism behind the American flag.

Wild Style
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Hip Hop began at a time when the disco craze was reaching its peak. 

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