By Ian S. Port One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas' 1994 classic, Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter to a friend in prison: "Congratulations, you know you got a son," Nas raps. "I heard he looks like ya, why don't your lady write ya?" Di ... More >>
The Anthology of Rap caused a stir nationwide last year. The first scholarly compendium of rap lyrics drew praises from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Chuck D, but also courted controversy over alleged mistakes. But coverage missed the back story of anthology co-editor and CU-Boulder professor Ada ... More >>
Blue Moon: Not the best beer for solving a national crisis.If the pundits are to be believed, the entirety of our country's centuries-old racial upheaval will be solved today with the cracking open of a couple cold ones. After President Barack Obama ignited a fiery national debate on race re ... More >>
Perfect for soothing racial tension.The White House could get a little taste of Denver this week if President Barack Obama is able to pull off a meeting over beers Thursday between Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge, Massachusetts police sergeant James Crowley, who arrested Gat ... More >>
Metro State's African American Studies major will end after less than six years.
The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.
Feb. 5-11, 1998