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Short Notes: Nas Is Like, 40 Years Old Now

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Jose VilsonShort Notes: Nas Is Like, 40 Years Old Now
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Nas, Lil’ Wayne, and Adolf Hitler: A Rap and Education Memo

The latest news that may signal a sea change for hip-hop is that Nas, one of the most prolific and legendary artists in rap, may have asked for help with a few concepts in his album N*gger, or, as a few people have described it, had ghostwriters. The term “ghostwriting” has been reserved for guys like Dr. Dre and Diddy …

Jose VilsonNas, Lil’ Wayne, and Adolf Hitler: A Rap and Education Memo

Educate So Hard, Michael Bloomberg Wanna Fine Me [Education Week]

Excerpt: As in any other subculture, rap aficionados argue about which rapper has produced the most impressive output. Jay-Z has cited Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., and 2Pac as “greats”—and his career is often compared with theirs. The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac met untimely deaths in 1997, so comparisons are limited. But Nas’ “Illmatic” is considered one of the greatest hip-hop …

Jose VilsonEducate So Hard, Michael Bloomberg Wanna Fine Me [Education Week]