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Easy as ABC’s & 123′s

I encounter beautiful black children in my travels. Their coconut brown, amber, almond, yellow and vanilla faces often stay in my memory, and my prayers are with them. I pray for them because I know the dark future they may ...

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REVIEW: Sha Stimuli, My Soul to Keep

Sha Stimuli My Soul to Keep (ChamberMusik/E1) Beats: L Lyrics: XL Originality: L Things haven’t been easy for Sha Stimuli. Though he signed to Virgin Records in 2005, the Brooklyn MC’s freshman album, Thee Emotion Picture, never saw the light of day. Now, after ...

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REVIEW: Playaz Circle, Flight 360: The Takeoff

Playaz Circle Flight 360: The Takeoff (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam) Beats: XL Lyrics: L Originality: L The success of Playaz Circle’s chart-topping, Lil Wayne–assisted single “Duffle Bag Boy” may have eclipsed that of their 2007 debut album, Supply & Demand, but don’t write them off ...

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