“Scholar Alan Gribben and NewSouth Books plan to release a version of Huckleberry Finn, in a single volume with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, that does away with the “n” word”, I read with stupefaction in today’s Washington Post. What the f-word? , I thought. Mark Twain’s chef-d’œuvre is a honest look at, amongst other [...]
Category: Hip Hop
Music is my life despite the facts I can’t carry a tune, have little rhythm and make no loving from it. Still, from the moment I open my eyes, to the moment I close them at night, music is a constant. This year, my life was dominated by Haiti, by deadlines and by new and not so new music. Here’s the soundtrack of my 2010 life.
On Friday, October 30th the King of New York graced Montreal with his presence, his repertoire and with his place in pop cultural history. After a 10-year absence, Jay-Z was finally back in a City where he is deeply loved, despite the obstacles. I could speak of the man’s excellence or of his accomplishments but [...]
A week into RiRi-gate, I recognize the whole Rihanna-Chris Brown affaire as a PR nightmare. But beyond that and most importantly, I view Rihanna’s eventual coming out as potentially being one of Pop Culture’s most defining moments. Too strong? Not at all. Too many times, celebrities have bypassed the law. Too many times, domestic violence [...]
As it appeared on Clovys.tv Il y a d’abord eu la fois où l’émission 60 minutes a demandé au candidat démocrate, ce qui était en rotation sur son i-Pod. Dans sa réponse, au milieu d’une nomenclature de classiques de sa génération comme les Bruce Springsteen et compagnie, le futur Président insère Jay-Z, très casually. Bombe. [...]
Call it the post-Imus effect: airwaves policemen are out and want to make-up for lost times. Suddenly, they have realized the pitiful state of language in music and Hip Hop is their enemy number one. For years now, Hip Hop has been downgraded by foul language despite an increase in the genre’s popularity. Some Hip [...]
Hip Hop is not dead. I don’t care what Nas says. And how quickly mainstream media has jumped on the bandwagon to announce its demise. Decrease in album sales, no Hip Hop album on the Billboard’s Top 10. So, what? Hip Hop is not dead. Hip Hop took a step back to jump further. To [...]