Byron was a poet, Jay-Z can’t be: academia’s marginalisation of black art

Alex Mason illustrates academia’s marginalisation of black art forms and argues that this relates to lower attainment amongst students of colour in higher education Read More

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Dropping the mic in his own time: as-salamu alaykum Yasiin Bey

by Jamal Mehmood Earlier this year, the artist formerly known as Mos Def gave his farewell performances in London. Hiphop’s own whirling dervish, who dared to whirl and pray on a simply decorated stage, dropping rose petals on a floor already filled with balloons. This was the Yasiin show. There was no formal set list… Read More

J. Cole Is Right About Colorism

But Wrong About The Way It Plays Out In Hip Hop by Anti-Intellect In a recent interview with BET News, rapper J. Cole discussed colorism, light skin privilege, and the nature of both in Hip Hop. J. Cole stated; I can’t say it for sure but I just think we’re still in America. We’re still… Read More