Posts tagged "Rap"
The Guilty Heart of a Ghetto Dependent: Justice for the Sake of Peace

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 might want to hear. At first the cops take his name and number, tell him to go home, we’ll look into it, but that was a long time ago. They never call.

He goes back into the station a few weeks later. It is really eating…

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

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 reaction to the news, without hearing the song (and maybe yours is similar), was something like, “Give me a break.”

But I came home later to my wife listening to the song. My reaction then was that it is actually a gospel (that is, Good News) song…

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Biggie Smalls and Daniel Chapter 7

Biggie Smalls and Daniel Chapter 7

Daniel 7:13-14 “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. “And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.

One aspect of American pop-culture that has always interested me is our fascination with rap music. A fascination that…

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