Monthly Archives: September 2013

Album of the Week: “93 ’til Infinity” by Souls of Mischief


Souls of Mischief
93 ’til Infinity
Jive/BMG Records, 1993

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The Power of Action and Hip-Hop: What’s Happening With Cablevision and James Dolan


By: Gus Navarro

In January 2012, the technicians of the New York City based cable company, Cablevision, came together and voted to form a union as part of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). At that time, Cablevision workers in Brooklyn voted 180 to 86 to join the CWA Local 1109 despite the company’s vigorous anti-union campaign, becoming the first of the company’s workers to organize in what is largely a union-free industry. However, in June 2012 there was another vote concerning the formation of a union. The result was another landslide, this time with 43 workers voting in favor of unionization and 121 workers voting against it. In the time between the January and June votes, Cablevision officials such as C.E.O. James Dolan came under fire for threatening employees that voted for unionization and for attempting to sway the election in favor of no unions. According to the Huffington Post, Cablevision officials took part in:

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The Shakespeare of Sixteens: Danny Brown Poetry


By: Justin Cook

This is the second installment of Justin Cook’s take on the poetry of MC’s. You can read his write-up on Common’s writing here.

Don’t let the debauchery fool you: Danny Brown is one of the most talented wordsmiths ever to grace the mic. When he’s not popping molly or getting his super freak on, he’s crafting complex bars from another dimension. The man is a mad genius with the metaphor, and his rhymes are unparalleled. So sit back, roll up a swisher, and get down to some monster verses provided by none other than Danny himself.

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