Christopher A.D. Charles (West Indies): The Anti-Informer and Anti-Snitch Discourses in Dancehall and Rap Songs. Elizabeth Dori Tunstall on Twitter, TEDx, hip hop and the 21st century public intellectual. Gon Ben Ari on when Jews and blacks got along better than ever in hip-hop world: Rap stars pay homage to the relationship between the two communities. Nick Messitte on why hip hop and country will be the new “pop” in 2014. Daniel Sternkopf on how the big sound of hip-hop went indie. This is the best-ever explanation of gangsta rap. Gretchen Cundiff on the influence of rap and hip-hop music: An analysis on audience perceptions of misogynistic lyrics. Battle of the female rapper: Female rappers are causing a stir in Nepal, it appears — an unusual phenomenon for a country dogged by gender violence. Who does hip hop think it is? Akwesi Shaddai on hip hop and the loss of identity. Ramon Ramirez on why OutKast is the greatest rap group of all time. Dave Bry on how hip-hop is getting whiter, but that doesn't mean the genre is doomed. A study finds “hip-hop” students unfairly targeted. Erik Nielson and Charis E. Kubrinjan on rap lyrics on trial: Should rap lyrics be used in court as evidence of a crime? The mayor of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, bans rap music from buses. David Kobialka on thrift shopping with Macklemore. From “The Tonight Show”, Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon teach the “Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing” and Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon debut “History of Rap Vol. 5”. Neil Drumming on how the fact that a rap group is the official "Tonight Show" band is a huge deal (and more). Meet Boyfriend, the sex-positive English nerd who defies every rap stereotype imaginable. Alyssa Rosenberg on what Bill O'Reilly has in common with the rappers he thinks are ruining America.

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