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WFTF on Reality is Real Radio Show (Nov. 2, 2015)

WFTF member, Be Wise, was on the KPFK radio debut of Reality Is Real radio show; a show giving you hip-hop and cultural news you won’t find swimming through the mainstream. Check out the segment below and stay wise! Check out Reality Is Real online: http://realityisreal.com/category/podcasts/realityisrealradio/

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“Willie Lynch” by Paul Robinson, Mental Emancipation Through Rap

Peace all you folks out in The Fields, We want to send a shout-out to everyone who made “From Slavery To… Slavery: The Black Experience In Images“ our most viewed article of 2013. With that, we want to introduce you to fan of music and hip-hop soldier  Paul Robinson aka PR. A devout Christian and man […]

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Dennis Rodman Goes To North Korea & The Media Is Stupid

Dennis Rodman recently got back from a trip to North Korea (aka NK) with the Harlem Globetrotters team for a new HBO series produced by New York-based VICE television. Footage and pictures from Rodman’s visit to the isolated and heavily criticized nuclear power known as North Korea show the NBA Hall of Famer sharing smile […]

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9-Year-Old Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is a Youth Success Story!

Everyone I’d like you to meet the 9-year-old youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Actress” named Quvenzhané Wallis. Wallis was born in Houma, Louisiana, the daughter of a school teacher and a truck driver. Her name, which is to be properly pronounced as kwuh-ven-zhuh-nay, consists of “Quven-“ which is a […]

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Django, History Unchained, and The Power of Narrative

On Christmas day, while Derrick Rose was not playing the Houston Rockets, I went to go see the widely acclaimed Quentin Tarantino piece, Django Unchained. I did not know what to expect going in; I had been excited by the previews in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and had been tempered as the days […]

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Yasiin Bey Tells You What He “Don’t Like”

Yasiin Bey Releases “I Don’t Like (Remix)” (Stream) For the past several years, Yasiin Bey has made a habit of standing in as your favorite mainstream rapper’s foil, re-purposing stuntastic records for more grounded discussions about weighty topics like poverty, corrupt governments, and the plight of blacks in America (see the incendiary “Niggas in Poorest“). Now Bey […]

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Tupac Shakur – Panther Power

There isn’t much I need to say about this so I’m just going to introduce and let Pac do the talking. This is a gem that I dug up accidentally a while back just when I’d thought I couldn’t love and respect Tupac Shakur any more. The seed of a generation of Black Panthers carries […]

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Where’s The Love?: Musings on Waka, Weezy, and Women

Wake me up when you've got the answer...

Do me a favor. Visualize the mainstream hip hop landscape in the year of our Hov, 2012. Peer through the ranks of the dominant YMCMBMMGGOOD conglomerate¹, at the images and content promoted through your radiowaves and on your television screens, and all throughout your internet browsing experience. Got it? Now tell me, does any of […]

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For the Stranger in Moscow.

Michael Jackson

[Note from the author: My fellow Field Folk: I originally wrote this for Princeton University’s Hip Hop: Art & Life blog at 5:20pm on Friday, June 25, 2010, a year after the passing of the Gloved One.  I find that my sentiments then hold true today, the third anniversary of his going home, and so […]

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For The Field Ladies: D’Angelo’s Dreamin’ Eyes Are Back

So How Does It Feel that it has been since you ladies felt as sweet as Brown Sugar as you give your man a Jonz In His Bones. Fellas, how long as it been since you seen your Spanish Joint? Cuz I know all of you Feel Like Makin Love and tasting eachother’s Devil’s Pie. […]

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