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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What does Nike's recent commercial with LeBron, Kobe and KRS-One say about Hip Hop marketing, and what should we think?
Professor Brian Sims looks at the evolution of "hating" from Rakim to Nas to Peter Gunz.
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.
Professor Sims looks at the acceptance of rappers in Hollywood, and why the silver screen may be the final frontier for the emcee.
Professor Brian Sims looks at Jackson's relationship with Black America and Hip Hop, in this HipHopDX exclusive memorial.
An in-depth look at what's gained and what's lost in Hip Hop's love or bleeps, edits and curse-words.
Professor Brian Sims offers 20 compelling (and some funny) reasons why the President and Hov are aalikes.
Looking at statistics and lyrics from Biggie, Jay-Z and The Furious Five, can we infer why Rihanna may take Chris Brown back?
Does Beyonce have any merit in her switching between "Single Ladies" and "If I Were A Boy," what does it all mean?
An exploration of the history of parties, Hip Hop's role in the elections, and what scholar Brian Sims won't vote for.
With this weekend's Global Mixx Retreat, DX found it fitting to speak to the veteran industry whiz behind it all...
One of the most powerful people at Def Jam controls what and when we get to know them, get to know her.
After 'Ye and Jay got ranked, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah and Black Thought get looks, but Nasty Nas holds the throne. Which verse?