Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bonus Cut Poetry: “The Truth of the Matter Is” By Abby Conklin

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This is the tenth installment of Bonus Cut Poetry, a new series that features original poems by Bonus Cut staff, artists and YOU! In this series, our mission is to bring people together in poetry, share stories and display wonderful artistic pieces. If you would like to have your poems in the next Bonus Cut Poetry installment, just email us at bonuscut@gmail.com

Our tenth installment features Bonus Cut’s own Abby Conklin.

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Bonus Cut Poetry: “atlas” By Justin Cook

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This is the ninth installment of Bonus Cut Poetry, a new series that features original poems by Bonus Cut staff, artists and YOU! In this series, our mission is to bring people together in poetry, share stories and display wonderful artistic pieces. If you would like to have your poems in the next Bonus Cut Poetry installment, just email us at bonuscut@gmail.com

Our ninth installment features Bonus Cut’s own Justin Cook.

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LISTEN TO THIS: The #NationHood Mixtape (Music for the Movement)

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By: Daniel Hodgman

A couple of weeks ago, Jarrett Martineau over at Revolutions Per Minute released a hip-hop mix called the #NationHood Mixtape. Spanning 35 tracks, the #NationHood Mixtape features artists Sacramento Knoxx, Flying Lotus, Invincible, Gonjasufi, Boikutt, Gil Scott Heron, Shigeto and many more. It’s an incredible mix of tunes that track what it really means to fight for something, and it’s labeled “music for the movement.”

From Jarrett’s original post:

“Combining the voices of many struggles, peoples and nations, the #NationHood Mixtape brings together an amazing array of hip-hop, spoken word, beats, ideas and sounds from artists across the world.

This is music for the movement: songs to inspire the liberation of oppressed peoples globally, and to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists together in rhythmic force. For this mix, I wanted to showcase a diversity of styles that illustrate our commonalities in struggle, our shared experiences, and the many ways in which our words—in whatever language we sing and speak them—locate us in common purpose, resistance, and action to transform the world.

From LA to Chicago, Detroit to New Brunswick, Germany to Palestine, Phoenix to Greece, Nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm̕ , Tsalagi and Six Nations, to Anishinaabe and Mi’kmaq, and everywhere in between, the #NationHood Mixtape spans hoods and communities across Turtle Island and the globe.”

If you follow Bonus Cut on a regular basis, then you know why I’m posting this. Please, give this mixtape a listen and spread the love.

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Community on a Larger Scale: Why I Have Always Hated Michigan State Riots

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By: Daniel Hodgman

On Saturday, December 7th, the Michigan State football team beat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game. Sealing the deal and stamping tickets to the Rose Bowl for the first time in over 20 years, Michigan State won the game in a 34-24 fashion. What happened afterward was what most people would call a “riot.” This is what I have to say:

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Exploring The Minds of Hip-Hop: The Bonus Cut Fantasy Draft (Part Three)

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By: Harry Jadun with help from the Bonus Cut staff

Click here for part one.
Click here for part two.

Fantasy sports has taken off. Due to the rise in technology and the internet, fantasy sports has not only become unbelievably popular in the United States, but also all around the world. Here at Bonus Cut, we have decided that we would take the concept of fantasy sports and apply it to hip-hop music. Instead of drafting wideouts and running backs, we’ve drafted some of our favorite MC’s and beat makers. The big winner in this situation is you. Not only do we introduce you to some of our favorite hip-hop artists and explain why they are relevant in hip-hop culture, we’ve also laced the Draft with dope tracks for your audio pleasure. With this draft, our goal is to pay tribute to some our favorite hip-hop artists and acknowledge the influence they have had on our lives.

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Bonus Cut Poetry: A Poem By Abby Conklin

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This is the eighth installment of Bonus Cut Poetry, a new series that features original poems by Bonus Cut staff, artists and YOU! In this series, our mission is to bring people together in poetry, share stories and display wonderful artistic pieces. If you would like to have your poems in the next Bonus Cut Poetry installment, just email us at bonuscut@gmail.com

Our eighth installment features guest writer Abby Conklin.

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