Features

Bonus Cut Presents: An Interview With Bambu 

Bonus Cut Presents: An Interview With Open Mike Eagle

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Work In Progress: Part II” by Abby Conklin 

The Gospel of King Kendrick Lamar

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Grown (Pt. 1)” by Abby Conklin 

Album of the Week: “Run the Jewels 2” by Run The Jewels 

The Bump In The Night Beat Battle Recap

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Consent” by Abby Conklin 

Album of the Week: “You’re Dead!” by Flying Lotus

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With The Black Opera 

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Working Title: Go Fuck Yourself” by Abby Conklin 

Album of the Week: “The Low End Theory” by A Tribe Called Quest

Word Becomes Flesh: The Magic of Marc Bamuthi Joseph  

Elk Lodge Summit Recap

Album of the Week: “Food & Liquor” by Lupe Fiasco 

Mark Your Calendars: The Elk Lodge Summit! 

Keeping Your Mind Focused: Michael Brown and Ferguson 

Bonus Cut Poetry: “At the Water Cooler” by Abby Conklin

Pushing the Tracks: “Paradise” by Cam Minor

Album of the Week: “#CODEGREEN” by Mic Write

Pushing the Tracks: “Beefed Out” by Sacramento Knoxx

Return of the G’s: Why Everyone Should See OutKast Before It’s Too Late

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Between Class” by Justin Cook

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Whatever It Takes” by Abby Conklin

Album of the Week: “Cosmogramma” by Flying Lotus

Pushing the Tracks: “Viva Palestina” by Sacramento Knoxx

Bonus Cut Poetry: “On Being Vegetarian” by Abby Conklin

Album of the Week: “The Puzzle Episode One The Big Game” by Lewis Parker

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With Raphael Downes

The Happenings: Talib Kweli and the Hip-Hop Defense of Palestine

Experiments In Hip-Hop: Part One

Album of the Week: “Thirty Eight” by Apollo Brown

Bonus Cut Presents: An Interview With Ess Be

The Mixes: The World Cup Mixtape

Album of the Week: “Parts of Speech” and “Parts of Speech, Re-Edited” by Dessa

The Return of Dave Chappelle and a Look Back At His Block Party

Album Review: “… And Then You Shoot Your Cousin” by The Roots

Album of the Week: “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” (Parts One and Two) by Raekwon

Pushing the Tracks: “Bill Cosby Sweater” by Cam Minor

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Ozay Moore

A Track-By-Track Look Into Ozay Moore’s Taking L’s

Mass Murder America: Introspection on a Culture of Violence

Pushing the Tracks: 528hz (solfeggio & fibonacci)” Featuring Knockzarelli x Row x Nora Yvelle

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With Jahshua Smith

Pushing the Tracks: “May 14th Transformations” By Sacramento Knoxx

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Vacancy” By Janet Navarro 

Hip-Hop, Feminism and Community Engagement: The Women of the Foundation

The Celebration of the Hip-Hop Commune: Rockin’ With All of the Above

Bonus Cut Poetry: “The Color of Shadow” By Janet Navarro 

Hip-Hop Pipelines: The Glaring Connection Between Commercial Rap and the Private Prison Industrial Complex

The Starting Five (5/1/14)

Bonus Cut Films: The First Roundup (Hir-O, James Gardin and Jamall Bufford)

Bonus Cut Poetry: “InfluenceXXX” By That Sweatpants Kid

Bonus Cut Poetry: “untitled” By Abby Conklin 

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With Jamall Bufford 

Bonus Cut Poetry: “And So It Goes” By Abby Conklin 

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Between the Synapses” By Daniel Hodgman

Sharing Is Caring: Bonus Cut’s Special Starting Five Music Swap

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#maniac” By That Sweatpants Kid

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Poetry Genius” By Janet Navarro 

Hip-Hop Happenings and Collaboration: March of the Drums For Stacy

Bonus Cut Poetry: “In Your Crashing Dream” By Ariel Kaplowitz 

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With James Gardin (Part Two)

Mixing Hip-Hop Tunes With Basketball: Bonus Cut’s Sweet Sixteen Celebration

Bonus Cut Poetry: “The Duality of Things” By Nick Eaton

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Nique Love Rhodes

Mixing Hip-Hop Tunes With Basketball: Bonus Cut’s March Madness Outlook

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#nofuckingpoet” By That Sweatpants Kid

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Space Between Stars” By Ariel Kaplowitz

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With James Gardin (Part One)

An Emotional Night of Hip-Hop’s Finest: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib at The Metro

Bonus Cut Poetry: “ode to my father” By Ariel Kaplowitz

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#facade” By That Sweatpants Kid

Women, Hip-Hop and the Arab Spring: Sawtuha in the Context of Middle Eastern History

Album Review: Oxymoron by Schoolboy Q

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#complacency” By That Sweatpants Kid

Bonus Cut Poetry: “danny” By Ariel Kaplowitz

Hip-Hop And Transformative Teaching For The Community: Bonus Cut Visits #ULITT2014

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Night in Paris” By Ariel Kaplowitz

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#funFACTS” By That Sweatpants Kid

The Power of a Co-Sign: How Far It Can Take a Hip-Hop Artist

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With Hir-O (Final Installment)

B-Boy Bouillabaisse: Justin Cook’s Reflection On The Beastie Boys

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Your Brain, On” By Abby Conklin

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#bully” By That Sweatpants Kid

Breaking Abroad and the Hip Hop Worldview

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Saturday, 9am” By Abby Conklin

Bonus Cut Poetry: “#leavemealone?” By That Sweatpants Kid

The Mixes: The Valentines Day Mixtape

Bonus Cut’s Hip-Hop State of the Union Address

Bonus Cut Poetry: “vodka slushies” By Justin Cook

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Body Talk” By Abby Conklin

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Inheritance” By Abby Conklin

Back Beat Magazine Visits Jay-Z and the Magna Carter World Tour

Bonus Cut’s Starting Five: 1/29/13

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With Hir-O (Part Two)

Digger Deeper: Martin Luther King Jr. And His Revolution of Values

Bonus Cut Says “Thank You.” Listen to The Kick By Red Pill and Hir-O

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Bronx-Bound, Uptown” By Abby Conklin

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

A Letter From the Editor: Forget the Resolutions. Let’s Just Do. 

Bonus Cut Films Presents: An Interview With Hir-O (Part One)

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With DJ Soko

A Bonus Cut Feature: Impact 89FM Interviews Grieves 

A Change Is Gonna Come: A Personal Reflection By Justin Cook

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

The Bonus Cut End-Of-The-Year Reflection

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

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

Bonus Cut Poetry: “atlas” By Justin Cook

Listen To This: The #NationHood Mixtape (Music for the Movement)

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

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

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Barista Training, Day 2” By Abby Conklin 

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

The Starting Five: 12/4/13

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

Bonus Cut Poetry: “fractals” By Justin Cook

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Scene From the Sidewalk” By Sam Majeske 

Bonus Cut Poetry: “About How You used to Be an Athlete” By Abby Conklin

The Tragic Killing of Queens’ 5 Pointz: A Personal Reflection 

Further Developments on the Renisha McBride Story

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Up Late, Listening to the Cranberries” By Abby Conklin 

The Tragic Story of Renisha McBride and What Needs to Be Done

Tuning Into Some Turntablism

Bonus Cut Poetry: “Don’t Mistake Me, Here” By Abby Conklin 

Bonus Cut Poetry: “spinal chord (key of be)” By Justin Cook

And On November 9th, We Had Wu-Tang: The 20th Anniversary of 36 Chambers

Bonus Cut Poetry: The First Installment and a Poem by Justin Cook

Bonus Cut Record Stories: Writing a Story to the Tune of a Record (The City Under The City Pt. 1)

The Great American Racial Divide and the Dishonoring of Native American Culture

The Constant Pressures of Working in a Racist Environment

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Journalist 103

Donuts, Dilla and the Hip-Hop Work Ethic

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Dessa

A Reaction to Lord Jamar and His Inaccurate Take on Hip-Hop

Creativity Breaking Into Mainstream Hip-Hop: How to Become a Superstar

The Greatest Show of All Time: The Wire and Its Hip-Hop Roots

A Trip Down to Detroit and the Urban Arts Academy: Our Reflections

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Detroit’s Urban Arts Academy

Casting Call: If Famous Star Wars Jedi Were Replaced With Figures in Hip-Hop

Alluring Figures in Hip-Hop: Delving Inside the Mind of Jay Electronica

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

The Shakespeare of Sixteens: Danny Brown Poetry

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Artist and Educator Dylan Miner (Part Two)

Remembering Capital STEEZ and the Finer Things

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Artist and Educator Dylan Miner (Part One)

An Open Letter Regarding The Death of Israel Hernandez 

The Immediate Reaction: When Hip-Hop Speaks

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Immortal Technique

A Devine Messenger of the Heartcloud: The Night of Kitty

Hip-Hop and the Happenings in Brasil

Simply The Greatest: Daniel’s Take on J Dilla

BLAT! PACK, Common Ground Music Festival

All Eyes on Us: The Zimmerman Aftermath and Our Need to Organize

Yasiin Bey Submits to Guantanamo Force-Feedings: What This Means

The Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of 2013 (So Far)

My Wet Hot American Summer (Playlist)

One Step Forward, One Step Back: DOMA and The Voting Rights Act

All Eyez on Me: The George Zimmerman Trial and Hip-Hop’s Defense of Trayvon Martin

The Art of 16 Bars: Common Sense Poetry

Bonus Cut Goes to Bonnaroo!

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Detroit Rapper Red Pill (Part Two)

The Power of Graffiti and Hip-Hop Culture

An Ode to the Music Video (Part Two)

A Bonus Cut Feature: An Interview With Detroit Rapper Red Pill (Part One)

The American C.R.E.A.M. Series (Part Four)

An Ode to the Music Video (Part One)

Casting Call: Bonus Cut Goes Game of Thrones

A Letter to the Chicago Maroon: Your Embarrassingly Frightening Twisted Take on Hip-Hop

The American C.R.E.A.M. Series (Part Three) 

Ego Trippin’: A Tournament of MC Alter Egos (Part Two)

Another Kind of Arrested Development…

A Bonus Cut Short Story: The Last View From the Top

Ego Trippin’: A Tournament of MC Alter Egos

Hip-Hop and Comic Books: The Undeniable Connection

The Local Hip-Hop Scene and Its Importance In Our World

Organizations That Matter: Impact 89FM and The Vibe

Rap Attack II: Female Artists in Hip-Hop

The American C.R.E.A.M. Series (Part Two)

Homophobia and Hip-Hop: The Progress That Needs to Be Made

The American C.R.E.A.M. Series

If Wu-Tang Members Were Chess Pieces

The Ideas of the Panthers Live on in Hip-Hop (Part Four)

Hip-Hop and the God Tribe of Shabazz

Nas’ Illmatic Turns 19: Looking Back at the Album That Changed Everything

The Ideas of the Panthers Live on in Hip-Hop (Part Three)

Lost in Translation: Misconceptions From the Outside on Hip-Hop, Language and Culture

United Inequality of America: A Personal Story by Victor Anderson

Rap Attack! Females in Hip-Hop

The Ideas of the Panthers Live on in Hip-Hop (Part Two)

The Ideas of the Panthers Live on in Hip-Hop (Part One)

Brace for Impact: Jay-Z and the Potential for Community Engagement 

The Unforgettable Fab Five and Their Influence on Hip-Hop

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