In Steady Curation: Hip-Hop in the Age of Crisis Playlist

As we begin a new year with the government still shut down, American politicians still apologizing for white supremacy, and inner cities still embroiled in turmoil, the Age of Crisis carries on. And there's nothing better to complement my blog post than the Age of Crisis playlist. While I had hoped to have every track … Continue reading In Steady Curation: Hip-Hop in the Age of Crisis Playlist

Hip-Hop in the Age of Crisis

In 1980, then California Governor Ronald Reagan visited Charlotte Street in the South Bronx while campaigning for the presidency. As he surveyed the piles of rotting trash, the rubble of collapsed buildings, and the mangled terrain of disrepair, he likened the South Bronx to a war zone. And indeed, the Bronx sat on the precipice … Continue reading Hip-Hop in the Age of Crisis

I Can’t Breathe

Winter's been tough.  After Boston's ill-fated pact with the devil, ensuring that the Patriots glided towards their umpteenth Superbowl victory, the forces above chose to punish us with one of the most brutal winters in recent memory.  We received over 110 inches of snow fall, crushing all records before us and simultaneously pushing our dear city to … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe