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Akua Naru is a hip-hop artist based on Cologne, Germany.

German Female Emcee Sets Out to Change Game

Posted December 14, 2012 by Kathryn Buford

Akua Naru’s hip-hop has won praise from OkayPlayer, Mark Naison and Tricia Rose who says she is carrying “the torch for global Black music.”

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Art & Entertainment

WATCH: Slick Rick Got Booed At Last Night’s Knicks-Nets Game

Posted November 27, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Granted his sound was terrible. You could hardly make out his lyrics, the very thing he’s known for. But did he deserve to be booed?

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Talib Kweli at the 2009 Rocks the Bells music festival in Calgary, Canada. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Duncan Kinney.

Talib Kweli Speaks Out Against Stop-and-Frisk

Posted October 1, 2012 by Kelly Virella

The movement to change the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy got a boost Friday from the celebrity.

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9-Year-Old Brooklyn Rapper Urges “Pull Ya Pants Up”

Posted September 18, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Sagging pants — in my humble opinion — aren’t a national crisis worthy of my journalistic or artistic endeavor. But this video and song are kinda cute.

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Wyclef Jean

The Lauryn Hill Affair: An Excerpt from Wyclef Jean’s New Book

Posted September 18, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Wyclef Jean released an excerpt from his new book to Here’s the nut of what he said about Lauryn Hill.

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