Also just as an addendum. This is the actual history of hip-hop:

Sha Rock, Lady Pink, Barbara 62, Eva 62, Sylvia Robinson, Sequence, Shante, Salt, Pepa, Latifah, Lyte, Antoinette, Yo-Yo, Lady B, Wendy Day, Akiba Solomon, Joan Morgan, dream hampton, Rosa Clemente, Jazzy Joyce, Monica Lynch, Minya Oh, Invincible, Nikki D, MC Trouble, Monie Love, Paula Perry, Too Fly, Queen Andrea, Eternia, Sophia Chang, Sara Kana, Young Gattas, Dekay, Ms. Fit, Bonnie Godiva, Chayna Ashley, Jaz the Rapper, the entire Queen Of The Ring battle league, the entire Bars & Bra Straps battle league, Dee Barnes, Beverly Bond, DJ Chela, Kuttin Kandi, Pri the Honey Dark, Helixx, Big Tara, La Bruja, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, the Crunk Feminist Collective. Martha Cooper, Christie Z-Pabon, Lady of Rage, Queen Mother Rage, Linque, Da Brat, Angie Martinez, Leshaun AKA Almond Joy, Shorty No Mas, Vinia Mojica, Hurricane G, Rah Digga, Lady Luck, Lady Sovereign, Cristina Veran, Pam the Funkstress, The Conscious Daughters, Psalm One, Lynne D Johnson, Kim Osorio, Pebblee Poo, The Real Roxanne, Danyel Smith, Mela Machinko, Jean Grae, Ladybug Mecca, DJ Mecca from the Dirty Dozen, Sha-Key aka Hanifah Walidah, Kim, Foxy, Nicki, Apani B Fly, Tiye Phoenix, Narubi Selah, Desdamona, Dessa, Boss, Missy, Finesse & Synquis, Michie Mee, Sister Souljah, Mystic, Remy Ma, Martha Diaz, Bahamadia, Rapsody, Boog Brown, Erykah, Estelle, Lauryn.

We can keep going, this is just off the top…

Rap History, part 2. 
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Rap History, part 2.

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Happy Father’s Day

Rap history.

Rap history.

Here is a tutorial on the history of “No Homo,” since many people apparently still need one.

AYO QUEENS GET THE MONEY, LONG TIME NO CASH

AYO QUEENS GET THE MONEY, LONG TIME NO CASH

Growing up in New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen was so important to me, because listening to him you didn’t feel like a loser. You felt like a character in an epic poem about losers. — Jon Stewart, talking to the crowd before tonight’s taping.

T-Paining Too Much: The Meme-ification of Charles Ramsey

So many big questions to ask about Cleveland, so much to grapple with. So much that is unthinkable but needs so direly to be thought about. I feel like it’ll be a while before I can say anything intelligent about it. But in the meantime here are some thoughts about the side questions around the Charles Ramsey phenomenon.

Love watching these young finalists from the August Wilson Monologue Competition. These kids are going in.

I want this LL back.