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Ghetto tourism

With a third of the Earth's urban population—a full one billion people—now dwelling in slums, more and more youth in the current generation are coming up in ghettos, barrios and favelas. The voice of this generation is, of course, hip-hop. ...

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AIR JORDAN X

Looking at the Air Jordan X now, knowing what we do, it seems like someone at Nike thought Michael wouldn’t be coming back after all. Start at the sole, which features a virtual banner of his achievements, beginning at ...

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AIR JORDAN IX

The announcement came on October 6, 1993: Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the game, was retiring from the NBA at the age of 30. The NBA would go on, of course—as would Air Jordan. The Air Jordan IX, ...

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AIR JORDAN VIII

If the Air Jordan VII represented a shift toward minimalism, the VIII came all the way back in the opposite direction. Laces covered by crisscrossing Velcro straps, tongue adorned with what looked like a latch-hook Jumpman patch, the Jordan VIII ...

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The Koch Graveyard

As Fiddy mentioned yesterday on the Angie Martinez program, it's pretty well accepted that Koch Records is where artists go when they can't talk any major label into spending money on them. I wonder though if it's really that much ...

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Jacki-O
Reppin’ Time

It’s not easy for female rap groups or solo artists for that matter. For years we’ve seen them struggle in the game, working hard to try and make girly MCs relevant in today’s hip-hop scene. But the task isn’t easy ...

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