Dollars Make Sense.

A Couple Pennies, 8/9 – 8/15

Posted in reads. by Jason Mekkam on August 15, 2015

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“I was learning that just being a Negro doesn’t qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.” – Dick Gregory 

Ferguson

Police Shootings Are About Class as Well As Race by Rev. Jesse Jackson

On Ferguson And The Enduring Resilience Of Black People by Kara Brown

Ferguson And America: One Year Later by The FADER

Police Abuse Is A Form Of Terror by Charles M. Blow

‘What The Hell Is Going On In Ferguson?!’ How #MikeMike Changed Our World by Kirsten West Savali

RIP Sean Price (3/17/72 – 8/8/15)

Sean Price, Rapper With Deep Brooklyn Roots, Dies at 43 by Jon Caramanica

Thank You, Sean Price by Daniel Isenberg

Remembering Sean Price, The Grimiest Rapper Ever To Do It by Drew Millard

Sean Price, Rest In Power by Sheldon Pearce

Brooklyn: What Did Sean Price Mean To You? by Bucky Turco

Norwegians With Allergies

On N.W.A. And A Crazy Motherf*cker Named Gotty by Gotty

Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A About Coming ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and Changing the World by David Ritz

Jerry Heller Expresses Himself by Amos Barshad

The N.W.A. Member Turned Pornographer by Jen Yamato

Straight Outta Excuses: It’s Time We Confront Dr. Dre’s History of Beating Up Women by Crystal Irby

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is The Lamest Kind Of Gloss-Over Musical Biopic by Jim DeRogatis

Writes Abouts Raps

Rapper Drops Clinton For Sanders by Dena Zaru

The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And It’s History In Hip-Hop Production by Matthew Sedacca

What Does The White Rapper Owe #BlackLivesMatter? by B. Dolan

Let’s Be Serious: Meek Mill and Drake Did Not Have a Real Rap Battle by Rob Kenner

Getting Rowdy: Keith Ape and Real Rap in Korea by Jon Caramanica

Features

The Influencer: A Decade Of Soulja Boy by Meaghan Garvey

How 2 Live Crew’s Leader Went from Sex-Rap Mogul to Sociopolitical Pundit by Andy Beta

Reviews

Compton – Dr. Dre by Ivan Rott

Compton – Dr. Dre by Jay Balfour

Compton – Dr. Dre by Jeff Weiss

Compton – Dr. Dre by Samantha O’Connor

Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape) – Lil B & Chance The Rapper by Winston Cook-Wilson

Bang 3 – Chief Keef by Winston Cook-Wilson

Bang 3 – Chief Keef by Chris Gibbons

Politics As Usual

Inside The GOP Clown Car by Matt Taibbi

‘Black Lives Matter’ And The G.O.P. by Charles M. Blow

General Fuckery

Tinder And The Dawn Of The Dating Apocalypse by Nancy Jo Sales

BET Isn’t Really Bringing Back Uncut And Mighty Casey Might Have To Sue by Byron Crawford

‘8 CDs For A Penny’ Company Files For Bankruptcy by Laura Wagner

Watch Ice Cube Fact-Check the “Straight Outta Compton” Rap Genius Page by Mike Hogan

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