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Rest in Paradise Guru (1966-2010)

April 24, 2010 by


UPDATE: There are a lot of tributes out there, but I thought that the one from Guru’s Gangstarr partner, Dr Premier, was worth posting.  After the jump, you can find a download link to the whole 2 hour segment as well as a few of the music sections broken up for my radio show’s purpose. […]

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 […]


March 1, 2010 by


HipHopDX reported today that Keith Elam, better known as Gang Starr’s Guru, slipped into a coma today after undergoing cardiac arrest. 7 Grand Records has asked for a respect for the Elam family’s privacy in this matter. With that in mind, we should all give his family the space they need right now, but keep […]

Big Pun + J Dilla + Cookin Soul = Big Dilla

February 8, 2010 by


Yesterday, February 7th, marked the born day for one of the greatest producers of all time, James “J Dilla” Yancey.  However it marked the 10 year anniversary for one of the greatest rappers of all time, Christopher Lee Rios aka. “Big Punisher”.  Cookin Soul and 2DopeBoyz took the opportunity to release this sort of tribute […]

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2010 by


Today all of us in the Hip Hop nation, the United States of America, and the World get together to celebrate the original emcee. I ask you on this Martin Luther King day to re-watch his I have a Dream speech. I also urge you to look to the injustices that have plagued part of […]

Happy Birthday Aaliyah

January 16, 2010 by


Today is Aaliyah’s birthday, she would have been 31. Rest in peace, you are and will always be missed.

December 4th

December 4, 2009 by


40 years and approximately 9 months ago today Jay-Z was conceived under a Sycamore tree which i guess makes him a more sicker MC. 1 year ago today DaWhat was conceived on old rickety blogspot which i guess makes it a surprise we’re a wordpress hotspot (haha see, thats why I leave the rhyming to […]