Monday, November 30

Music Monday: British-ish

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! There was a time when rap was new. And, in that time, for some reason, there were a whole bunch of artists who started using a British accent. So today, in their honor, we're doin' a Music Monday about rapping with a British accent. WARNING: They won't all be Americans.

Dana Dane - Cinderfella Dana Dane


Dana Dane is technically the first rapper to use an "English" accent while rapping. His influence spread wildly, and everyone in my school was staggered that a black guy could also talk British. Yes, that WAS incredibly racist of us, thanks for noticing! At least we kinda grew out of that when we got a little older. This particular song is so beloved that Snoop Dogg recorded his own version as a tribute! Not so bad, Dana.

But that's not all! There's more to come after the jump. Mate.

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Saturday, November 28


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Tuesday, November 24

The Debunker: Can a Shock Turn Hair White Overnight?

by Ken Jennings

Compare a picture of a fresh-faced Barack Obama in 2008 to a picture of the president from today, and you'll probably notice a difference. It's not just that in today's pictures, the leader of the free world might be using a selfie stick. He's also going to look older, grayer. Well, obviously, seven years have passed. But just 44 days into his presidency, The New York Times ran its first headline wondering if the weight of his office was already graying Obama prematurely. And what about the extreme case, someone's hair turning white overnight due to a sudden fright? This story's been told about historical figures from Thomas More to Marie Antoinette, not to mention Laura Palmer's troubled dad on Twin Peaks.

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Monday, November 23

Music Monday: Fight Fight Fight

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! We're a blog post that promotes peace, but sometime, you just gotta stand up and fight for what you believe in. Today Scott's got five songs to inspire your struggles. BRING IT

Public Enemy - Fight The Power


PE was at the forefront of political hip hop, and they terrified some people. And what was their response? To release one of the best albums of their decade. If you're gonna fight, you gotta bring your best.

The battle continues, after the jump.

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