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Stateside With Christopher Pierznik: Episode 10 My Five Favourite Hip Hop Documentaries

Documentaries – unfairly – have long been seen as a snob’s film of choice. Instead of watching things blow up or men in capes fight evil or two people clumsily fall in love, documentaries are serious movies for serious people Read More

Stateside With Christopher Pierznik: Episode 9 Does The Album Still Have A Place In Music?

Back in 2009, I wrote a blog post for XXL in which I wondered if mixtapes were becoming better – and more important – than albums. My contention was that there are certain artists – Jadakiss, for example – that Read More

Stateside With Christopher Pierznik: Episode 8 Guru: The Overlooked Great

This month will mark the sixth anniversary of the death of Keith Elam, better known as Guru, one-half of the legendary group Gang Starr. Unfortunately, Guru, who was already one of the most underrated emcees in hip-hop history, has had Read More

Stateside With Christopher Pierznik: Episode 7 Requiem For The Hip-Hop Soundtrack

Let us all bow our heads and take a moment to remember the hip-hop soundtrack. While 1983’s Wild Style is widely recognized as the first rap soundtrack, the trend really began in earnest at the beginning of the 1990s and, Read More

Stateside With Christopher Pierznik: Episode 6 The NBA & Hip-Hop: Til Death Do They Part

“Should I sell drugs, be a rap thug, or play ball?” – LL Cool J Basketball and hip-hop have been inexorably linked for decades. Basketball is a game that is played globally, of course, but unlike many other sports that need Read More

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