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Ole Homophobia, Ignorance and Ineptitude in Rap.

January 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On January 7th, Young Thug decided to invent a “NIGGA TWERK” dance and post it on his Instagram. As he waddled across his floor, hands on knees, a palpable disgust quickly pervaded social media, summed up by a commenter’s incredulous “Twerking for men??” Most viewers probably ignored the 4(+?) bottles of GTV vodka on... [Read more...]

Time to Reform the Ole Thug Image of Hip Hop.

January 12, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, I Can’t Breathe. I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It goes back to what I have been saying all along is the Hip Hop’s... [Read more...]

Yo Rap Exploitation: How to Destroy a Black Male in “Ten” Steps.

January 7, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 1. Scour low income neighborhoods for misguided youth with flashes of talent. Make sure the artist has a strong local following from perpetuating a self-destructive narrative and the charisma to make self-destruction seem appealing. Artists with previous jailtime are preferred for credibility purposes. 2. Ingratiate yourself... [Read more...]

Producer Pharrell Made Just 2,700 In Royalties From 43 Million Streams Of The Song Happy On Pandora.

December 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest performers on the planet.  His song “Happy” was considered one of the greatest pop sensations of the year, winning him Grammy nominations for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance. he funny thing is that we often assume that the words “rich” and “famous” go together,... [Read more...]

Music 101: Spending To Be A Rapper vs Investing in a Rap Career.

December 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I said that I’d give alternate suggestions to buying features and explain the “philosophy” behind major labels providing signed artists with features. Let me start by saying that any major label – any mid-major with major label distribution – will spend upwards of a million dollars on the promotion and marketing... [Read more...]

Bobby Shmurda the terrorist, got what he deserved.

December 22, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ackquille Jean Pollard, aka rapper Bobby Shmurda, is a homegrown terrorist. He promotes killing his own people by making them dependent on illegal, psychotropic drugs. He terrorizes the black community where he lives with gun violence and publicly denigrates black women. If he were a member of Al Qaeda he’d be public enemy... [Read more...]

Ferguson; Jay Z and other artists so silent.

December 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the most beautiful things about this country is the first amendment. As a writer that statement is cliche, but in times of national crisis, outcry, and struggle it rings true. Congress shall make no law no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of... [Read more...]

Entertainment: Black Folk and their Addiction to Leaders.

December 3, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve been racking my brain for years trying to figure out why black entertainers are expected to be great role models and leaders. It’s interesting that only within the black community does one who seeks “success” owe something back to the black community. I often wonder where this notion of a community being owed anything,... [Read more...]

What Is Conscious Hip Hop?

November 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Sub-genres are hard to define because they usually appear organically, derived by the fans of the music. They are nuanced in subtle ways that make a big difference to the insiders. To the uninitiated, the manifestation of a sub-genre can pose a good question, “what’s the difference?” Instead of being too cool for school... [Read more...]

YM Nicki Minaj Is So Talented She Might Teach Your Daughter To Be A Hooker.

November 22, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nicki Minaj, aka Onika Tanya Maraj, disappoints me.  As a fan of quality hip-hop, I immediately concluded that Nicki Minaj is every bit as talented as her male counterparts.  Her flow is smooth, creative and powerful, and she could easily make hit records and perform battle rap at the highest levels.  Most rappers can’t... [Read more...]

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