Alexander Wang Garners Praise for Shirts Every Black Person Has Worn Over the Last 3 Decades

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“See the Alexander Wang T-Shirts You Can’t Buy Anywhere” the headline read.

Out of curiosity, I clicked the link. Instead of finding some mystical T-Shirt made of rare fabric and hand sewn by Black Jesus, I found something more regular. Very regular. I was shocked to find that the T-Shirts we “can’t buy anywhere,” I had bought and worn back in high school. Something told me that a zillion other Black people in the last 30 years had too.

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Hip Hop. Women. And Feminism.

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“Some think that we can’t flow. Stereotypes, they got to go.” -Queen Latifah

I don’t remember when I was first exposed to Hip Hop. But I do know that I’ve always loved it. And while I’m a huge fan of Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, and Mobb Deep, nothing made me fall in love with Hip Hop more than knowing that women were using a platform-historically dominated by men-to get their points across.

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9 Questions I Have After Last Night’s BET Awards

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It’s that time of year of again-time to recap the BET Awards, that is. Last night, our friends over at Black Entertainment Television delivered yet another captivating award show that we’ll remember for years to come. From amazing Prince tributes, to some not so amazing performances, the BET Awards, like always, if nothing else, gave us something to talk about. After watching, I have 9 pressing questions that I need answered.

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Phife Dawg’s Death & How I Mourned Hip Hop

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Early this morning, many of us got the news that rapper Phife Dawg, of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest had gone on to Hip Hop Heaven. *Don’t question me, I’m sure that’s where he is. Most of us were overcome with a range of feelings-sadness, nostalgia, disbelief.

But me? I was mostly sad for another reason. Sure, I felt a void, knowing that Phife Dawg would never write another rhyme or bless another mic, but there was something bigger than that-I was mourning Hip Hop.

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KarmaJonez Exclusive: Karma Attends the Private Screening of WE TV’s “Growing Up Hip Hop”

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(ATLANTA) –On Tuesday, WEtv hosted a red carpet premiere for their upcoming show “Growing Up Hip Hop,” an unscripted series that follows the lives of the children of music legends Rev. Run, Master P, Damon Dash, James DeBarge, Jam Master Jay, Sandy “Pepa” Denton and Treach.

Cast members include Angela SimmonsRomeo MillerBoogie DashKristinia DeBargeTJ Mizell and Egypt Criss were on hand to enjoy the festivities with over 500 local influencers at SCADShow, where the screening and Q&A moderated by multimedia personality Ebony Steele – took place. Afterward, guests joined the cast at Whiskey Park for a lively after-party featuring music by DJ Mars and Mizell, which I THOROUGHLY enjoyed, by the way. (Open bar). Click below for more details!

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Iggy Azalea. Her Blaccent. And the Impending Fall of Her Career.

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When someone mentions Iggy Azalea’s name, you’re likely to get one of two reactions-sheer annoyance, or utter excitement. While I don’t personally know anyone whose face lights up at the mention of the rapper’s name, (I’m not friends with any tween girls), I’m sure there is SOMEONE out there who really enjoys Iggy’s music. And while it’s true that Iggy Azalea has become a mega popstar over the last year, it’s also become painfully obvious that most Black people think she’s a joke…everybody except T.I. apparently. Because I think Iggy has gotten enough honest feedback about how bad of an artist she is, I try not to make a habit of taking unnecessary digs at the rapper, but today, after reading an article from the Washington Post entitled “How Iggy Azalea Mastered Her ‘blaccent’”, if I don’t talk about the huge elephant in the room, I might implode.

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KarmaJonez Exclusive: Jermaine Dupri and ATL VIPs Attend Private Screening of “The Rap Game”

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(ATLANTA) – January 2, 2016 – Last night, Lifetime and V103 hosted a viewing party at Suite Food Lounge for the premiere of the new unscripted series “The Rap Game.” Executive producer Jermaine Dupri was on hand to celebrate the show’s debut with over 200 local VIPs, including Da Brat, Bryan Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Greg Street, D. Woods, Jacob Latimore, Michael Mauldin, Bryan Barber, John John Da Don, Vedo, Cyrene Tankard, Final Draft, 2-Crucial, Nue Era, Phresh Ali and many more. Atlanta-based “The Rap Game” cast member Miss Mulatto along with her parents Shayne and Misti Pitts were also in attendance to enjoy the festivities, as veteran DJ Jelly kept the energy high on the turntables.

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Missy Elliott Is Back & We Welcome Her With Open Arms

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It’s been a long time…she shouldn’t have left us! The Queen of all things eclectic, Miss Missy Misdemeanor Elliott has left us hanging for over ten years, but she’s back and back with a vengeance. Collaborating with fellow Virginia native and production extraordinaire Pharrell Williams, this track is signature Missy-It’s fun, it’s crazy, and best of all, it makes you dance. Check it out.

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