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Representation isn’t reason enough to bask in Black trauma on television

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Just Rankin’ Sh!t

How do the instrumentals stack up on the perfect hip-hop LP?

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9. “One Time 4 Your Mind” (Large Professor)

8. “Halftime” (Large Professor)

7. “Life’s a Bitch” (L.E.S.)

Why policing in America is rotten to the core

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If you believe Kid Cudi’s ‘SNL’ attire threatens Black masculinity, it’s time to do some soul searching

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Daunte Wright’s death is yet another infuriating case of police brutality — and Biden’s response feels like politics as usual

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Reflections on the late rapper’s historic career, one-of-a-kind talent, and hilarious ‘Top Five’ cameo

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I just want the best for him — but I fear he’ll be othered

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Earl Simmons channelled his pain into his art — and forever changed the world along the way

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The LEVEL Man at 50

We always rooted for Earl Simmons — but seeing his joy as he turns 50 has helped us find our own

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7. Johnny Cage’s decapitation

6. Scorpion’s “Toasty!”

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