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Sorry Hova; Granite State of Mind is Where It's At

I posted a blog here several months ago to provide some history behind Jay-Z's award-winning but hella-lame "NY State of Mind." Now I'm back with...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 31, 2010

The Big Hurt: The Obama jubilance debriefing

Obama is the first president in history to drop a HOVA reference in a campaign speech by way of a little hand-brushy motion, and rappers turned out in droves to support him.
When celebrities celebrate, metaphors suffer
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 18, 2008