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Murder Rap Cops

I read a story the other day about a New Jersey police officer that makes gangsta rap videos. The worst part about this is that I am not the least bit shocked that someone entrusted to uphold the law is threatening to kill people to a beat. I have no problem with creative expression, but […]

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Rappers In Skirts

Your favorite rapper wears a dress. I see this as less of a statement on hip-hop in general, and more of a statement on men’s fashion today. Traditional gender roles notwithstanding, this photo begs the question: What’s next? Will Lil’ Wayne have America’s male youth walking around in panties and pumps? I don’t have any […]

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VH1 Has Cornered The Market On “Crazy”

  I finally broke down and watched a Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta marathon on Sunday. No amount of warnings could have prepared me for that spectacle. VH1 has officially cornered the market on “crazy.” My reasons for watching were simple: I wanted to know what 50% of my Twitter timeline was making jokes about […]

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You Know What Really Grinds My Gears Recap

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears Recap

I am proud to announce that You Know What Really Grinds My Gears, my collaboration with DJ Roz of Champion Sounds, was a success. Last Tuesday marked the first open-forum karaoke-style airing of the grievances in the history of..ever. My only fear of hosting what amounted to an open-mic rant session was that there would […]

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You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Please join me January 24th at Cafe Saint-Ex in Washington DC for an evening of great hip hop and random-ass rants. The event is titled “You Know What Really Grinds My Gears” which is an homage to Peter Griffin from Family Guy. If you’re unfamiliar with the reference, watch this video of Griffin’s nonsensical news […]

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Let’s face it; the best thing about rappers these days are their trademark ad-libs. Therefore, a sound board featuring some of the most prominent utterances in the history of hip-hop is automatically the greatest website ever! Well…the greatest site NOT named ListenToLeon.net. Let’s clear that up right now. I am having way too much fun […]

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2Pac Knew Something We Didn’t

Let me start this off by saying Rest In Peace to Tupac Shakur, easily one of the most influential rappers of all time. 2Pac made many references to an early death in his music, and unfortunately, it ended up be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Only two positives came from ‘Pac’s untimely demise: the great musical legacy […]

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