30 Sep

Malaika Rapsody featured on Kendrick Lamars TPAB

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In the aftermath of the huge outpouring of critical respect for Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly, Getintothis’ Jimmy Coultas looks at the importance another crucial contribution. Kendrick Lamar’s third album To Pimp a Butterfly has been...
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10 Sep

The Remix w/ Ahki Dr. James Peterson

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Visit NPR to listen to The Remix w/ Ahki Dr. James Peterson. This weekly podcast takes a fresh look at how race, culture and politics intersect. Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana Studies and associate professor of...
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10 May

Ahki Young Guru In the Wall Street Journal

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ON A COOL, RAINY afternoon in Austin, Texas, Young Guru—Jay-Z’s personal sound engineer for the past 16 years—was giving a master class on recording and mixing techniques at Dub Academy, a music school and studio east of...
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24 Apr

Why Ahki Jason Mayden Left Nike

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Last last year, Jason Mayden—global design director for Nike’s Jordan brand—was prepping his children for bed with an homage to the famous Chicago Bulls chant (“What time is it? Jammy time!”) when his 10-year-old son’s forlorn expression...
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24 Apr

Zulu King 9th Wonder Schools Harvard

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Hip-hop has made its way into the academy and is increasingly becoming accepted as a legitimate field of inquiry, with many top universities around the country offering classes in hip-hop studies,  exploring not only hip-hop as a musical genre...
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