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Is Jail Ever a Good Thing? Street Cred or Incredibly Wrong

I like Shyne. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always respected him. I think it has something to do with him being locked up for over nine years. Getting thrown into jail for drugs and/or guns has this mystifying pull over hip-hop heads. When a rapper goes to jail, it makes them real. It puts meat into their lyrics. It allows the average fan a glimpse into the gangsta lifestyle that said rapper had been purporting. Jail allows rappers to earn their street stripes, whether we acknowledge it or not. These street stripes then entitle the rapper to huge record ...

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The Femcee Problem

Story time, kiddos. Gather ‘round the warm glow of your computer screens. A few Fridays before I took off to Atlanta for this year’s A3C Festival, ...

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