Pop Culture Archive

Sound Bwoy Burial: The Buju Banton Story (Retro-Edition)

Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie; 15 July 1973), is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. He has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with Socio-Political topics. Banton released early dancehall singles in 1988 but came to prominence in 1992 with two albums, Stamina Daddy and Mr. Mention, which became [&hellip

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Underworld Undercover: Operation Donnie Brasco

  Infiltrated: Bonano Family Its time for another Underworld entry, and this time we look at the success of Law Enforcement which has had significant victories against the Mob, weakening its grip especially in the 90s with the imprisonment of top Bosses like John Gotti. One of the most successful FBI Mob undercover operations involved [&hellip

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The Kanye West Revolt

New Slave Revolt Like most people over the past few weeks, I couldnt escape noticing all the publicity around Kanye West’s latest controversial Tweets. As a result, Kanye has been ‘disowned’ by some prominent members of the Hip Hop Community like Kendrick Lamar who voiced their disagreement by unfriending him on Twitter. To top things [&hellip

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Hip Hop Faculty: The Rise and Fall Of Death Row Records

Live From Death Row Being blessed enough to have experienced Hip Hop’s Golden era, one of the most compelling stories of the era is the tragic story of Death Row Records. Personally, I was a huge Death Row fan, and it was the most authentic Record Label I respected with an impressive catalogue of non-stop [&hellip

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