I never get when people say, "I have no regrets." I will continue to apologize forever for my idiocy.
In the midst of these projected possibilities, one thing is certain: the power of Hip Hop is immense and unwavering. But, how the art form is used from this point forward will determine the type of power we truly want to have.
Rivera recently found himself in hot water after making some controversial remarks about the impact that Hip-Hop has had on minority communities. In this clip he explains his position but concedes that in describing Hip-Hop in general as being harmful to young minorities, he may have painted with too broad a brush.
Kanye West isn't a real person. He's the unfortunate manifestation of the ideals set forth in his musical genre. He joins a tragic and unique group, which includes Tupac, Sid Vicious, and Kurt Cobain.
Music has the power to reach far and wide, speak every language, and even control our pulse. Of the many genres of music that exist, hip hop has always been at the root of urban culture. It has undergone evolutions of change, but certain sensibilities have stuck with hip hop from the days of its origins to now.
The recent chapter in the career of DJ Premier is PRhyme, a project he did with long time collaborator, Detroit emcee Royce Da 5'9", in which Premier sampled songs from the world-renown producer/composer Adrian Younge.
Photographer Janette Beckman's career has spanned four decades. She's shot album covers for bands from The Police to Grandmaster Flash; adverts for Vodaphone; portraits and performances for magazines, record companies, and fashion brands such as Ben Sherman.
Long have I been intrigued by the intersection of the pop and the practical -- meaning: how and where do popular culture and, you know, useful stuff, connect, affect each other, and cross-pollinate?
Recently during a relatively innocuous interview, Geraldo Rivera departed from a line of questioning about his politics and recent experiences shooting a television show to say, "Hip-hop has done more damage to Black and Brown people than racism in the last 10 years."
The Nightly Show clearly knows its voice and if one thing is for sure, it's that the show is in the infancy of what will be a great run. Unique and irreverent, Wilmore's a breath of fresh air that provides a new perspective to balance out the 50 shade of white that make up late night television today.
Photo Courtesy of Team Epiphany New York City is deep in the throes of Fashion Week - designers are hustling to put the finishing touches on their c...
Rock City's new project #WhatDreamsAreMadeOf is an homage to St. Thomas and their struggle. They hope their new project can narrate the stories many have overcome and still face, specifically growing up disadvantaged and in poverty.
If more people believed that it's never too late to truly do what you are passionate about, then maybe more people would experience some satisfaction in their life. Music has its pedigree, and it's been evident for centuries how its effect grows to places that no one can ever control.
Of the many great insights gleaned from rap lyrics, few are as applicable to startup success as The Notorious B.I.G.'s 10 Crack Commandments.
Today, too often, low-income neighborhoods and communities of color are disproportionately burdened by pollution and health risks. Those same communities are excessively vulnerable to the devastating floods, fires, storms and heatwaves supercharged by climate change.
I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.