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HARI Valentine's Day Playlist

February 13th, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! The HARI Valentine’s Day playlist seeks to show the range, depth, and commitment of Hiphop artists as they use their craft to express their relationships to love and to their love interests. 

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LL Cool J Honored with W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

October 6th, 2017

Arguably rap’s first major solo star, LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith in St. Albans, Queens. From the beginning, he aimed high: “There hasn’t been a rap star yet, just rappers,” he said when he was already on the rise, at age 19. [Today] LL Cool J occupies a rare position in hiphop: he has become a popular figure in the American mainstream who nevertheless retains his credibility.

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