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Alyssa B. – Watch the Throne: Framing Black Artistic Success in America (Essay)

August 27, 2012 by


As our site’s motto suggests, we believe that hip hop is more than music.  It incorporates a genre of music but further stems out to almost every facet of life to represent a culture within its self. With that in mind, we try to promote more than music at Da-What and want to include anything […]

Everything is a Remix

October 27, 2010 by


So, I just found this really cool project, Everything is a Remix. This is the first part of a 4 part installment by Kirby Ferguson on the history of remixes. While it doesn’t talk exclusively about Hip Hop (the first part has mostly to do with Led Zeppelin), I thought it was a pretty cool […]

Juse Dayne – B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)

June 28, 2010 by


You can find Rick Ross’s original or Jeezy’s take most places but I wanted to show you guys a version of “B.M.F.” that unfortunately won’t get as much shine as it deserves.  Juse goes in! Stream above and download below.

Reggae, Hip Hop, and Black Nationalism

March 11, 2010 by


The following is a paper I wrote for a class I’m taking on rhetoric and music. It’s very different from most of what you’ve seen on Da What in terms of content, length, and especially style. I decided to share it with you all anyways. It will give you a little bit of a history […]