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All World Dance Now in Action!

I've been saying All World Dance was about to launch since late last year.  Just took me a minute to get to it but it's here now!

All World Dance is a blog focused on dance across genres and across national boundaries, though the U.S. will tend to dominate due to their media machinery.  But I'll keep working on expanding coverage.

Yes, there's hip hop dance but there's also coverage of ballet, modern dance, dance on tv, dance movies, dance games and all sorts of other stuff.

Check it out! And then please LIKE my Facebook page!!!


Hip Hop @ netweed Update in Progress

Over at Hip Hop Logic:

Hip Hop @ netweed Update in Progress


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We're not tracking individuals on Ski Mask Way though we do look at stats in the aggregate.

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If you have any questions, please contact:
Clyde Smith
hiphoplogic(at)netweed(dot)com


Soulja Girl Inspires the Return of Ski Mask Way

ATL Hoodrat aka SOULJA GIRL goes crazy on the Marta!

This young lady needs psychiatric help as do lots of people who end up in jail and will never get what they truly need.  Given her brief accusations of someone on the train being someone who raped her, you can see how her mental issues could put others behind bars as well, innocent or guilty.

Atlanta Police Issue Arrest Warrant For "Soulja Girl"

On the upside, I've decided to relaunch Ski Mask Way with a focus on dropping batches of links and occasional videos or other graphics.

The links should be coming almost daily and we'll see how it goes.

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Meet Jarrett Carter

Hello, all. My name is Jarrett Carter, and I'm a 26-year old freelance writer/publicist based in Baltimore, MD. If you are a fan of ProHipHop.com, then hopefully you've seen some of my 62 cents on the various topics about hip-hop marketing and business. If not, here's an intro.

Education - Morgan State University, B.A., English/Journalism (Class of 03') Towson University, Candidate for M.S., Communications Management

Bylines - Baltimore Sun Newspaper, upscale Magazine, ESPN SportsNation, BlackSportsNetwork.com, AllHipHop.com, BleacherReport.com

You can also catch me as a regular poster on several message boards and blogs around the Internet. For my day job, I work as Asst. Director of PR at my alma mater, and I also run my own communications firm. You can check out my firm at www.cartermediaenterprises.com.

Enjoy the first post. It's about rap and guns, but not what you might expect.

Peace.


Ski Mask Way - Rap Crimes & Hip Hop Culture

50 Cent - Ski Mask Way

Ski Mask Way has been a long time coming.

Though I have many motivations for starting Ski Mask Way, I primarily hope it will be a platform for exploring the multifaceted nature of crime in the hip hop community.  Rather than walling it all off as a rap thing, I consider criminal activity to have become a key element in hip hop today, an element that permeates the lyrics and lifestyles of many contemporary artists.

However, this approach is less about attacking hip hop purists and more about opening up an opportunity to look at crime in a cultural context.  But that doesn't have to be yawn inducing, for example, check out the Ski Mask Way video that inspired the title of this blog.  Fun, huh?

I find the video disturbing but really strong.  Although one could claim it romanticizes crime, I think it has a far more realistic tone than most rap videos.

In any case, we're off.  If you want to join the fun, write me:
clyde(at)prohiphop(dot)com

Update:
You know, I think I gave Ski Mask Way a catchier introduction in its previous incarnation as Criminal Arts.