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Persona Non Grata

A great deal has already been said and written about the recent controversy involving emcee/poet/actor Common being invited to perform at a poetry slam held at the White House. Perhaps the most noteworthy response to the controversy was offered by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart (and continued here), in what was quite simply an effective takedown … Continue reading

Lupe Fiasco Fights the Power (?)

Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco recently appeared on The Colbert Report, where in a brief interview with Stephen Colbert, he reveals–amongst a host of other things–his current dissatisfaction with President Obama, particularly in regards to the War on Terror, and the difficulties he had with his record label Atlantic over the release of his current album … Continue reading