A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Language of Hip Hop


Rap Genius founder Ilan with rapper Cam’ron

At 7:30 tomorrow night Rap Genius and Hip Hop 4 are hosting a panel on hip hop, education, and social justice called Language of Hip Hop in MacMillan 117. The panel will feature Africana Studies Prof. Tricia Rose, Brown alum Sam Seidel ’02, AS220’s Medusah Black, and Rap Genius founder Ilan Zechory!!!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Rap Genius, it is a Wikipedia-like database for annotated song lyrics that has gotten a lot of press recently owing to a $15 Million investment by prominent venture capital fund Andreesesen Horowitz. Additionally the three founders (all Yale alums) made it onto Forbes’ 30 under 30 list this past year in the music category, nested between Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars.

If that wasn’t enough to sell you on this event, check out this interview Tricia Rose did with the Rap Genius late last year, and check out the event flyer after the jump. Continue Reading

DrawSomething: Brown Edition

If you own a smartphone, you may have already fallen for the most addicting craze since Words with Friends. DrawSomething, a Pictionary-like game, has recently developed a cult following, with amateurs and artists alike bonding over the beauty of collaborative play.

We three bloggers thought it would be fun to interpret Brown through doodles, using DrawSomething as our artistic medium. For a week, we challenged each other to depict Brunonia-related words using the limited DrawSomething palette (hey, not all of us have enough coins for all those color expansion packs). We now present to you the fruits of our labor: a series of drawings, ranked from Easy to RISD, of what Brown looks like on DrawSomething:



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The preliminary Spring Weekend drank list

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or at the Rock), or have already gone MIA for Spring Break, the BCA announced the lineup for the most anticipated weekend of the semester. Preparations have begun, as people dust off their Hazeltine tanks and start obsessing over the weather reports. So BlogDH has compiled a (preliminary) list of drank suggestions, with the help of Drinkify, that correspond to this year’s performers. Rage responsibly.