RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Published Aug. 29, 2008  Editor’s Note: Hip Hop's involvement in the Obama campaign is not forced but the result of the awakening of a political generation that had nobody legit to rally around until now, writes NAM contributor Russell Morse. Morse is a New York based writer for New America Media. DENVER…Read more RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

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Barack Rhymes With Tupac

New America Media, Commentary (Millennial View), Published Mar. 20, 2008 Editor's Note: Two of this generations most gifted orators are in the news this week. Barack Obama confronted race in a historic speech and new revelations about the origins of the beef that ended Tupac Shakur's life shook the rap world. Russell Morse is a New York…Read more Barack Rhymes With Tupac

Master P: The Very Image of Success

rollingstone.com, Published Jan. 31, 2007 At long last, we can close Master P’s “Where is he now?” casebook with a less than obvious answer: The No Limit Records founder and one of the world’s richest hip-hop moguls — nom de plume: P. Miller — is giving real estate seminars with the gatekeepers of personal enrichment…Read more Master P: The Very Image of Success

Why “Gunner Palace” is the greatest film in the history of American cinema

YO! Youth Outlook, Movie Review, Published Apr. 4, 2005 I almost had seventeen orgasms sitting in the movie theater, spilling red wine all over my Frisco jersey and rubbing on my girl’s thigh. Not because of the girl, really, but because I love God. And God has a hard-on for Marines because they keep heaven…Read more Why “Gunner Palace” is the greatest film in the history of American cinema

Go Bonkers! – FannyPack Tears the Roof Off of SF’s Café Dunord

YO! Youth Outlook, Published May 6, 2004 If you don’t know who Fannypack is, you’d better find out soon, ‘cause they’re about to break up... Okay, I’ll tell you. Fannypack is three high school girls from Brooklyn – Cat, Belinda, Jessibel – who sing freestyle party music about cheesy dudes and camel toes. What’s a…Read more Go Bonkers! – FannyPack Tears the Roof Off of SF’s Café Dunord

Rock ‘n’ Roll Is the New Hip Hop

San Francisco Chronicle via Pacific News Service, Youth Commentary, Published Oct. 12, 2003 Editor's Note: While hip hop is everywhere and nowhere, rock 'n' roll is where all the energy is. Dear Reader: You're gonna think I'm a lame-ass after you read this story. If you're a hip hop head, you'll dismiss me as a hop…Read more Rock ‘n’ Roll Is the New Hip Hop

The Dream of “The Matrix” is Over

YO! Youth Outlook, Youth Commentary, Published: May 16, 2003 [Editor's Note:] Not all young people are enthralled with the sequel to “The Matrix.” PNS contributor Russell Morse says the first film was released when sterile, bloated corporate culture was in full swing and myths of rebellion resonated. Now, with fewer jobs, slashed budgets and tuition…Read more The Dream of “The Matrix” is Over

‘Jackass’ Attack – White Boys Are Back

San Francisco Chronicle via Pacific News Service, Published Jan 7, 2003 Step aside, Columbine. Young white men, writes PNS contributor Russell Morse, survived the Dark Ages and are back in style. "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville and star rapper Eminem have ushered in a White Boy Renaissance. * Things were looking bad for a while. The plague of…Read more ‘Jackass’ Attack – White Boys Are Back