Hip-Hop is a "Rapper's Delight." It's Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Beastie Boys and Dr. Dre. It's "The Message," "Rock The Bells" and the hip-hop to the hippety-hop...

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The word “meta” is often defined as “a prefix used to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept.’ The Urban Dictionary describes it, more simply, as “a term, especially in art, used to characterize something that is characteristically self-referential.” So what to make of Questlove’s memoir Mo’ Meta Blues? Is it the rap/hip hop abstract angle that virtually defines The Roots, or is it a tongue-in-cheek reference to his autobiography? How does the cover... more

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