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The Guilty Heart of a Ghetto Dependent: Justice for the Sake of Peace

This one comes to us from none other than Jonathan Adams: “Just before Christmas 2010, a 36-year-old black man, Trevell Coleman, walks into a police station in Harlem and tells the cops that something’s been troubling him. He was involved in a shooting many years ago, sixteen or seventeen years ago, and has information they […]

Jay-Z Sheds Newborn Light on the Old, Old Story

This one comes to us from new Mbird contributor Matthew Schneider: If you’ve paid attention to the news the past few days, you’ve probably caught wind of rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé’s newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Even bigger news since Monday is Jay-Z’s hip-hop release dedicated to Blue Ivy: “Glory Ft. B.I.C”. My immediate […]

Christmas Rapping (live 1980)

Christmas is almost here, just like Kurtis Blow’s switch to full-time ministry was “almost here” in 1980, when this clip was filmed:

But what do you have to say about the Bible, Rev. Blow? “While reading the Bible one day, I got so into it that I couldn’t put it down…” Nice, right?

You can read more about his Hip Hop Church, his new group Kurtis Blow & The Trinity, and their sophomore album Father, Son, & The Holy Ghost, thanks to these two NPR articles: Rapper Turned Minister Kurtis Blow and Worshipping Through Hip-Hop