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Tweets Is Watching

September 17th, 2010
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Overheard at an Internet Cafe…

“What’d you do last night, man?”

“We did, um, two whole tweets. It was me, @Dez, and @Mean3, right? And on the first tweet in small letters it said…

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Hip-Hop Breakups: The Hit Squad Vs. SkyPager

August 27th, 2010
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Back in the day rappers had a pre-Twitter-like service in SkyTel’s, SkyPager (made famous by the Tribe Called Quest song of the same name). Rappers would call an 800 number, dictate their message to an operator in 140 characters or less who in turn would type the correspondence to the recipient’s receiving pager.

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Sought After Performer: Interview with Lil Kil

August 25th, 2010
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Lil Kil of Washington D.C.’s the Knockheadz is one of the most sought-after performers in hip-hop today. His solo mixtape, IMAX in the Streetz is a contender for album of the year, even though it is not actually an album. White journalists/bloggers/Twitterers are afire with enthusiasm for the rapper. Tom Breihan tweets that he is “better than Divine Styler, if I knew who that was.” Jessica Hopper has not called him a misogynist. Noz has posted fifteen sound files and gotten into heated arguments in his comments section.

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