OSU Hip-Hop Conference 2013

This year at the Ohio State University’s annual Hip-Hop Conference our group got to participate in the workshops.

This year’s Keynote speaker was hip-hop artist YoYo. She also gave a performance and allowed us to join her on stage. View YoYo’s Performance Here

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President Obama Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Romney-Supporting Lyrics [AUDIO]

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President Barack Obama may be in the middle of a re-election, but that doesn’t stop him from listening to the latest in hip hop. Nicki Minaj recently released a remix of Kanye West’stune, “Mercy” on Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Dedication 4’ mixtape. The song contained lyrics that stood out because they claimed she supported Romney.

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney. You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy.”

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All of this is laughable because Nicki’s not even eligible to vote. It’s being reported that Minaj has lived in three different U.S. states and hasn’t registered to vote in either of them. Has anyone even reached out to Minaj to inquire about what she’s trying to do with this strategic lyrical move? I’m so curious to know if this lyric has a motive.

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For Corporations, When Colored Girls are Degraded: An Open Letter to CEO Lucien Grainge of Universal Music Group

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“All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe.” – 2 Chainz, rapper

Well all I want for my birthday is for music corporations to be held accountable for routinely degrading women of color.

Four powerful corporations are behind the majority of music we hear on the radio and the videos we see on tv. Four Corporations are behind the artists who get rightfully criticized — and then quickly forgotten. But how often do these corporations get called out?

Let’s keep this in mind as we watch the recently released music video “Birthday Song” performed by rappers 2 Chainz and Kanye West. The song is owned by Universal Music Group  (UMG), the world’s largest music corporation.

Okay, so most of us probably know rappers Kanye and 2 Chainz. And we definitely know what they want for their birthday. But let’s turn our attention to someone less familiar…

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