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Top Ten MCs of All Time

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Last week, MTV unveiled its Ten Greatest MCs of All Time List. Here it is: 10. LL Cool J 9. Eminem 8. Ice Cube 7. Big Daddy Kane 6. KRS One 5. Nas 4. Rakim 3. Notorious B.I.G. 2. Tupac 1. Jay-Z Of course, any top ten list in music,[...]

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Say it ain’t so, champ!!!!

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I feel sick. A few days ago, Muhammad Ali sold 80% of the rights to his likeness, name and image for $50 million in cash to CKX Inc. Basically, this means that the company, which also owns the rights to Elvis Presley, has the exclusive right to market anything brandishing[...]

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R.I.P. June Pointer

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June Pointer, the youngest original member of the Grammy-winning group the Pointer Sisters, who started as a gospel singers in Oakland and reached pop music stardom in the 1970s, died Tuesday. She was 52. Ms. Pointer died at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica from cancer that spread to her[...]

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Interesting Essays on the Duke Rape Scandal

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I just came across this interesting set of essays about the Duke scandal entitles “A Social Disaster : Voices from Durham” Perfect Offenders, Perfect Victim: The Limitations of Spectacularity in the Aftermath of the Lacrosse Team Incident by Wahneema Lubiano http://tinyurl.com/qpujo or http://tinyurl.com/qm97s Don’t Nobody Move by Bryan Proffitt http://tinyurl.com/n5fqn[...]

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Star & Buckwild

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On the way back from the airport, I listened to the highly popular and nationally syndicated Star and Buc Wild Show on my local radio station. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been contacted by several local activist groups to participate in a boycott of the show. I decided, however,[...]

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