Barack Obama Guests On Cover Of Hamilton Song "One Last Time"
2018 has been a year of trauma for the United States, which is why for my final article this year, I want to end things on a positive note - with Barack Obama appearing on the final Hamildrop, Lin-Manuel Miranda's series of Hamilton covers. I've made no secret of my love for ...read more
Steven Bannon Attempts a 'Sick Burn' on Eminem, Fails Miserably
By now, you've probably heard Eminem's ruthless takedown of Donald Trump in a remarkably powerful hip hop video released before BET's Hip Hop awards. In it, the Detroit based rapper slammed Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric, blasted him for his ties to racists, and drew a ...read more
Despite Criticism, New Art Forms Embraced by the Kennedy Center Honors Are a Breath of Fresh Air
I love the Kennedy Center Honors. I love its devotion to artists, and watching those inspired by them pay tribute. The last eight years we were blessed to have a President who took an active interest in the arts, and Melissa Ethridge’s performance of “Born to Run” for Bruce ...read more
Rapper Akala Delivers Breathtaking Monologue on Imperialism and Colonialism
Akala (otherwise known as Kingslee James Daley), is not only one of the most intellectual rappers in the world, he's fast becoming one of the most intellectual people in the world. The London born artist of Jamaican and Scottish descent tours the world for his music but also ...read more
Is it Racist When Rich White People Rap?
Just as a young black man should be free to sing opera, there's no reason an upper middle class white woman shouldn't have the right to rap. Music isn't owned by any one racial demographic - it is an expression of human creativity and talent to be shared by anyone who enjoys ...read more