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    Editorial

    Get Your Mind Right: ?uestlove vs. Michele Bachmann

    In the wake of ?uestlove's not so subtle diss of Republican candidate Michele Bachmann, Professor Brian Sims examines who won the battle and the larger war that Hip Hop is waging.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Tupac Ain't Back

    Professor Brian Sims debunks the "Che Guevara with bling on" persona, and says that approaching the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death, little commonalities can be found in Rick Ross or Meek Mill.

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    Book Review: I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto by Jared Ball

    Taken together, "I Mix What I Like's" jewels represent a compelling assessment of the status not only of African America, but also of its colonial master.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Rage Against The Machine

    Think "the people" control who is on radio and video shows? If so, Professor Brian Sims urges you to "Get Your Mind Right" in the return of his editorial column.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Why So Serious?

    Professor Brian Sims looks at why the recent tragic events with Congresswoman Giffords and DJ Kool Herc have been distorted by the media and masses, as anything different than everyday life.

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    Get Your Mind Right: I Dream of Nicki

    In his monthly column, Professor Brian Sims looks at Lil' Kim vs. Nicki Minaj, and reveals what it says to him about the state of Black music and music in 2010, period.

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    Get Your Mind Right: It Was Written (Unfortunately)

    Professor Brian Carey Sims calls out Nas for this month's "leaked email" to Def Jam executives, and states a case to why one of Hip Hop's most thoughtful emcee appears deeply confused.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Dear Tarica

    Professor Brian Sims writes an open letter to emcee Tarica June, who changed his personal and academic views on Hip Hop and women at once.

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    Get Your Mind Right: NBA Puppets

    What does Nike's recent commercial with LeBron, Kobe and KRS-One say about Hip Hop marketing, and what should we think?

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    Get Your Mind Right: Hate

    Professor Brian Sims looks at the evolution of "hating" from Rakim to Nas to Peter Gunz.

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    Get Your Mind Right: The Depressed Leaders Of The New School

    Professor Sims looks at depression in today's Rap, and whether 2Pac and Scarface had better reason to be lonely stoners or so far gone.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Act Like A Rapper

    Professor Sims looks at the acceptance of rappers in Hollywood, and why the silver screen may be the final frontier for the emcee.

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    The Thrill Lives On: An Unpopular Perspective on The King of Pop

    Professor Brian Sims looks at Jackson's relationship with Black America and Hip Hop, in this HipHopDX exclusive memorial.

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    Get Your Mind Right: The Dirty Version

    An in-depth look at what's gained and what's lost in Hip Hop's love or bleeps, edits and curse-words.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Barack Obama Is Jay-Z

    Professor Brian Sims offers 20 compelling (and some funny) reasons why the President and Hov are aalikes.

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    Get Your Mind Right: Domestic Violence

    Looking at statistics and lyrics from Biggie, Jay-Z and The Furious Five, can we infer why Rihanna may take Chris Brown back?

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    Get Your Mind Right: Gender Bender

    Does Beyonce have any merit in her switching between "Single Ladies" and "If I Were A Boy," what does it all mean?

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    Get Your Mind Right: Voting, Parties & Hip Hop

    An exploration of the history of parties, Hip Hop's role in the elections, and what scholar Brian Sims won't vote for.

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    Industry 101: Mary Datcher

    With this weekend's Global Mixx Retreat, DX found it fitting to speak to the veteran industry whiz behind it all...

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    Industry 101: Jana Fleishman

    One of the most powerful people at Def Jam controls what and when we get to know them, get to know her.

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    Get Your Mind Right: The (Absolute) Best Verse Ever

    After 'Ye and Jay got ranked, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah and Black Thought get looks, but Nasty Nas holds the throne. Which verse?