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Spelman College professor William Jelani Cobb and Loyola Marymount University visiting professor Michael Datcher discuss whether the violence in rap simply mirrors a mean-street reality or if it helped create it.
June 25, 2007 Rap icon Master P explains why he has decided to change to family friendly music.
June 20, 2007 The hip-hop series continues with a special roundtable on homophobia in rap music.
June 22, 2007 The Los Angeles record label Stones Throw has been a major force in independent hip-hop.
June 11, 2007 Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University talks with Farai Chideya.
June 20, 2007 Ernie Paniccioli has photographed many of rap music's most important artists.
June 18, 2007 Culture critic Jeff Chang discusses rap's growing global appeal.
June 15, 2007 We take our hip-hop series for a spin and explore the art of mixing and the legal ramifications.
June 13, 2007 We take a look at how radio play makes and breaks hip-hop artists.
June 13, 2007 How is the average rapper faring financially?
June 1, 2007 Dr. Dre is one of the most influential figures in rap music and the subject of a new biography.
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