‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ (Thug Life As Word & Representin)

hollerifBy Kyle

‘Naming is the origin of all particular things.’Saul Williams, ‘The Future of Language‘.

Though now I forget how, I got my hands on this work called Universals and Particulars.  Might could be about time for a re-approach as its theme has hunted my thoughts of late, no less now that I’m on the train from the Palace Theatre after checking out a performance of Holler If Ya Hear Me.  In the name of interconnectivity, then, I’d like to discuss ‘Pac, Biggie, and online message boards.

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Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical

Holler If Ya Hear Me still_Credit on PicIt is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur’s enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Tupac And Monster Kody (Audio)

tupac and biggieConsidering all that Harlem born Tupac has contributed to hip hop in such a short amount of time, it’s hard to imagine Tupac Shakur being a fan, but a never-before-heard phone call reveals that very side of the late lyricist.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Tupac Amaru Shakur (video)

tupac-pic-4-babyTupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Continue Reading →

‘Holla If Ya Hear Me’ At The Schomburg In Harlem

holla if you hear me..Join Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, Saul Williams, producer Jessica Green, and Marcyliena Morgan, executive director of Harvard’s HipHop Archive, for an in-depth discussion about this groundbreaking production.  Continue Reading →

Today’s Black Literary World With Omar Tyree (Part 2)

Omar Tyree 2By Eartha Watts Hicks

We continue with the three part interview with Omar Tyree that started in February during Black History month and now continues in March 2014. Continue Reading →