Despite the traction it is getting online (over 22 million views and counting on YouTube alone), what the rapper did was nothing new.
In an exclusive interview with Truthdig, the poet, rapper and musician talks about “Christ consciousness,” his faith in the Green Party presidential nominee and the “political revolution” underway in the United States.
The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.
The rap music icon has been charged in an incident in which one man was killed and another injured in a parking lot in Compton, Calif.
The stabbing of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a sympathizer of Greece's most prominent extreme right party earlier this month has led to the arrest of the group's leadership and the unification of once bitterly opposed rap artists against racism and violence.
Hip-hop hit a milestone this week, turning 40 years old. The same week, Federal District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, in a 195-page ruling, declared the New York Police Department’s practice of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.
The Russian Orthodox Church warns that the legalization of gay marriage spells impending doom; former President Carter proclaims "America does not have a functioning democracy"; meanwhile, Booz Allen Hamilton took over Washington, and nobody noticed until Edward Snowden blew the whistle. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Aaron "Big AT" Tremble, the main player in Terrance Dean's debut novel, "Mogul," is a music producer with a secret: He's on the up-and-up in his career, but he's also on the down low, struggling to come to terms with his sexuality at the risk of losing his family and his fame in the hip-hop industryIn Terrance Dean's debut novel, "Mogul," Aaron "Big A" Tremble is on the up-and-up as a music producer—but he's also on the down low.