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Straight Outta Compton: Free Film And Free Food

Straight Outta Compton will be screened at 7 pm tonight, 408 Zankel Hall, Teacher’s College, as part of the Black History Month Film Festival. RSVP on Facebook and bring all your pals, whether or not you caught this one in theaters a few months ago (it’s supposed to be good). Free refreshments will be served. […]

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Trill Mah Finds Her Rhythm

Morgan Hughes, better known as Trill Mah, rose to Columbia music fame last Spring when she was selected as an opener for Bacchanal. Senior Staffer Briana caught up with the artist to see what she’s been up to this year with music and life. “I live on the fifth floor, so I’m sorry in advance for […]

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Bwoglines: Rapping, Rocking And Rolling Edition

The new nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were released yesterday. Among the many artists are Green Day, Bill Withers, and Joan Jett and the Black Hearts. (CNN) MTV Base has now released their list of top ten best rappers in Africa, with Cassper Nyovest topping the list. (Times Live) Marijuana producers […]

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Tryna Get Enriched

Nine out of ten dentists recommend you watch the latest video that’s kind of about orgo, this time with musical references to  the Harlem Shake and other songs we’ve tried to forget about. Its rappers are decked out in Columbia University apparel and a shirt that reads, “I have nice abs”—naturally, its creators are current […]

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Through the Fire: Conscious Hip-Hop (and Punk) Come to Columbia

If you feel Columbia’s burgeoning hip hop scene is too reliant on irony and faux-misogyny, look no further than tonight’s politically charged “Born in Flames” concert at Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner. Students for Justice in Palestine (along with a plethora of other groups, including Lucha, Columbia ISO, B.S.O., Radical C.U.N.T.S., Freedom School, Asian American Alliance, S.E.E.J., […]

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N*ggas in Ferris

For your Sunday night viewing pleasure, enjoy this politically correctly titled video starring our very own Ferris made by some of our own esteemed colleagues! It’s good.

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Fresh Tunez

Bwog received this Auto-Tuned gem by Ben Kaplan, CC ’14. “The Finalz Song” deals with the trials of Butler, the Bible, and fighting for survival. A sample lyric: Just better get the flashcards out your calculators and all them granola bars out and do not think I’m going home until the starz out we about […]

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Poetry SlamHop: Latino-Carribean Flavor

Last night, Bwog enjoyed the literary and cuisinary culture of the Latino-Caribbean  with the volunteers and novice poets of Voices UnBroken. Bwog arrived to the Voices UnBroken Poetry Slam a little late last night, but there were still plenty of maduros to be eaten and plenty of amateur poets to be heard. The reading drew […]

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Bwog goes downloading, deconstructs

Akon has two new singles out and three still on the charts.  Bwog music critic Bryan Mochizuki asks what, exactly, he’s giving us. I wrote a much longer piece for this week on Akon, Einstein, populism, and “Smack That.”  But it topped out at like 1,754 words, which I think is around 1,752 more than […]

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Mixtape Madness—what you didn’t know about 125th st.

Bwog music critic Bryan Mochizuki explains the world of mixtapes, the reasons to buy them, and how to choose them well. You used to be able to walk up to 125th any time of day and there’d be half-a-dozen guys camped out between 7th and Lenox selling mixtapes – five bucks a pop, four for […]

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Bwog goes downloading, gets Grammy fever

In which Bwog Music Critic Bryan Mochizuki reads the Grammy Noms, witholds a Corinne Bailey Rae tirade, and gets down to business with this week’s new MP3’s.  The Grammy nominees were announced yesterday, and they’re worse than usual.  Like a lot of people, I watch the Grammys because I want to believe in them – […]

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