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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 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 5 Prince Among Thieves - Hip-Hop's Best Picture

It is once again award season. The People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, and the Academy Awards all take place over the first two months of the year, so who deserves recognition for their work is at the Read More

Stateside With Christohper Pierznik: Episode 4 Rap Foes Turned Friends

Although it is often seen as an easy way to generate sales or cultivate attention, there is still real animosity in hip-hop. There have always been rap beefs and there will always be rap beefs. It’s one of the byproducts Read More

Stateside With Christopher Pierznik: Episode 3 The Best Three Album Runs In Hip-Hop History

Making a great album is not easy. Making another one is even tougher. However, the task of making three great albums in a row is a rare feat indeed, one that the vast majority of hip-hop artists, even the great Read More

Stateside With Christopher Pierznik Episode 2 Sorry, But There’s No Such Thing as “Real Rap”

A social media war of words broke out late last month after Angel Diaz, a writer at Complex, threw down the gauntlet and proclaimed that fans of “real” rap were basically haters, beginning his piece by writing, “You old head, Read More

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