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Jasmine Mans: The Stylish Poet on Tupac, Nicki Minaj, and the Power of the Past

Walking down the cobblestone hill into the DUMBO district of downtown Brooklyn, I quickly tip-toed over leftover puddles, thanking God for stopping the rain just in time for this moment that I had been anxiously awaiting.  Jasmine Mans emerged from … Continue reading

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Stars Pay Tribute to Poet Gil Scott-Heron

On May 27th, news broke that Gil Scott-Heron, known by many as the “Godfather of Rap”, had passed away. The influential author, poet, activist, and musician not only challenged audiences in times of social turbulence, but also gave rise to … Continue reading

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Ruby Ibarra: The Bay Area’s Underground Lyricist

While I was sifting through the garbage news feed that usually plagues worldstarhiphop.com, I stumbled on a post that featured a video titled “Female Asian Rapper with Bars: Ruby Ibarra’s Freestyle.” After listening to the first song, I didn’t hesitate … Continue reading

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