Dr. Joyce’s 2013 AP Class of MCs*

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Below are my top MCs out right now, who are touring, and have current albums.  Employing educational metaphor, they are my AP, or Advanced Placement, class of rappers who I think have put together solid albums or mixtapes – musically … Continue reading

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I’M SPEAKING @ OHIO STATE U, HIP HOP LITERACIES CONFERENCE 2012

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All the playaz…All the hustlez… (feeling a lil southernplayalistic this morning…) Hip-Hop Studies is growing, and the Hip Hop Literacies Conference signals the progress. Held at Ohio State University May 9-11 (next week), yours truly, along with my road dawg … Continue reading

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WATCH YOUR THRONE

“I guess I got my swagger back…”. Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Otis”, Watch The Throne, 2011. “No DDR today?” This is the question sent to me via text by a frequent follower of the 30 Days series. “I was tired”, … Continue reading

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WHO GON STOP YOU?

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“Beat the odds. Beat the Feds. It wouldn’t be wise to bet against the kid.” Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Who Gon Stop Me”, Watch The Throne, 2011. RIGHTEOUSNESS. Interesting is not a good description of the week I just had. … Continue reading

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KICK THE TRUTH TO THE YOUTH: IT’S A NEW DAY

“Me and the RZA connect… See, I just want ‘im to have an easy life, not like Yeezy life. Just want ‘im to be someone people like. Don’t want ‘im to be hated, all the time judged. Don’t be like … Continue reading

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