Hip hop ain’t dead yet. Just like punk rock, it goes through periods of sustained interest followed by abject flagellation, but it never dies. Wyzdom360 and Swell have been hosting Hip Hop in the Flats for the past year which is designed to give fledgling hip-hop artists an event to showcase their talents. “We're trying to sustain what seems to be the dying hip-hop scene in Lafayette,” says Wyzdom360. “Until we started hosting these events there was no form of unity between the burgeoning hip-hop artists. Most of our old crews have moved away to other big cities where the culture is still thriving.” On Dec. 10, rappers convene at The Spot Skatepark (4305 Johnston, Lafayette) to throw down for Hip Hop in the Flats. It’s an all ages event with appearances from Truth Universal (New Orleans), Lyrikill (New Orleans), Mr. F and Corey D (Lafayette), Gambit and Young Skrap the Chief (Lafayette), Caligula (New Orleans), Marcel P. Black (Baton Rouge/OKC), Lyriq's The Lyricist (New Orleans),Tony Skratchere and Dokda J, Kicks. Doors open at 9 p.m.
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AUG 20 This post on the Texas Observer is a good one to read if you haven't bothered to pay much attention to the Rick Perry indictment. The pundits have collectively dismissed it as partisan politics - but the special prosecutor is a Bush man, and the judge is GOP. (They didn't mention THAT, did they?) It's a pretty good round up of what we do know, and more importantly, what we don't.
AUG 20 In this post, blogger Rod Dreher takes a look at the Tea Party's horror at David Vitter's reluctance to say he hates the Common Core with every fiber of his being. He also includes some commentary on the Tea Party's inability to tell news from satire. Hey, maybe that's why Facebook has to add those labels. Mystery solved!
AUG 20 This story in the New York Times updates the rest of the nation on the Common Core issue here in Louisiana, proclaiming that it is "dividing" the state. Unfortunately for Gov. Bobby Jindal, it is only a few sentences in before the author mentions that Jindal "ardently" supported Common Core when Louisiana joined the movement a few years ago, and the implication is that he's agin it now because he wants to be president and thinks that will help.
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