This week we take a look at the crushing defeat of SOPA and wonder if the effect would be long lasting. We also look at the Megaupload takedown and ponder whether the two events were related or whether it was a bit more “personal.”
We look at LL Cool J hosting the Grammy Awards. Is this the moment that Hip-Hop became irrevocably mainstream? Does this mean more acceptance or less potency in our overall culture?
Ernest Dickerson’s East Coast hood classic Juice turned 20 recently. Is it the most Hip-Hop of the modern hood movies? What is its significance 20 years later?