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Uzochi P. Nwoko

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Travis Karter

Hip-Hop and Humanitarianism

An abundance of other rap and hip-hop artists have performed comparable charitable actions, instituting a pattern of positive behavior into rap’s culture.

Where rap meets race color

A Flawed Perception of Hip-Hop

Moreover, many rappers come from impoverished neighborhoods and realize that, if they don’t seize the opportunity to make music that sells while they have the chance, they may never get another shot.

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‘The Parking Lot Attendant’ Is Satisfyingly Unresolved

In her first full-length novel, “The Parking Lot Attendant,” Nafkote Tamirat plunges into the life of a Boston-born teenager with Ethiopian parents.

Where rap meets race color

Why We Must #FreeMeekMill

And if becoming one of modern rap’s most successful artists is not enough to overcome a mistake made in one’s youth, it is difficult to imagine what could be.

Tiësto at Yardfest

The Battle For Yardfest

Ten student performances will be competing for two spots to open for this year’s Yardfest headliner. While the battle is set for Mar. 22, The Harvard Crimson caught up with some of the bands to talk about their music and what they’re excited for.

Drake in the "God's Plan" music video.

Music Video Breakdown: 'God's Plan' by Drake

Over the course of the video, Drake saunters through the streets of Miami, brightening the days of unsuspecting community members with donations—groceries, scholarships, cars, literal stacks of cash.

Where rap meets race color

Alleviating the Effects of Misogyny in Rap and Hip Hop Music

While the core message of most songs do not line up with such belittling rhetoric, these words saturate the songs with misogynistic undertones, and their presence in so many top songs indicates how pervasive said undertones are.

Black Panther Soundtrack

Kendrick Lamar Finds Success in the ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack

The album’s production, in conjunction with the powerful lyrics woven throughout many of the tracks, make for a solid artistic endeavor by Kendrick Lamar.


Why Non-Blacks Rapping the “N-Word” Is Cultural Appropriation

When non-black individuals vocalize the n-word, a reminder of the malice associated with its roots remains, and elicits a strong sense of unease from many black persons who witness its expression.

Ifeoma Fafunwa

Listening Closely to ‘HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True’

Following the performance of her "HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True," director Ifeoma Fafunwa sat down with Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy for a discussion.