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19 of the Blackest Christmas Songs Ever!

It’s extremely difficult for me to deviate my playlist from its staples (Beyoncé and Future) but because it’s Jesus’ birthday season, the times call for it. In honor of the holiday season, here is a list of holiday tunes, only with a necessary Negro twist. Some fit the tradition, others detour just a little bit,

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[VINTAGE VISION] The Sound of Philadelphia

While watching this spring’s moving documentary Let the Fire Burn, which tells the haunting story of the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia, I recently thought about my cultural relationship to that brotherly town. From the pioneering gangsta raps of Schoolly D, the soothing voice of voice of radio personality Dyana Williams, Rocky running up the