Cornel West

  • Music

    September 13, 2012

    Don't Judge Brother Ali's Album By Its Cover

    The rapper believes some people are taking his prayerful message the wrong way

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    [UPDATED with Protest and After Party] Musicans Call Out Elimination of Grammy Award Categories as Racist

    ​UPDATE, FEB, 6, 1:56 P.M.: and, which has its own petition in circulation, are joining forces in calling for a protest this Saturday over the slashing of Grammy Award categories. The Facebook page for the protest, which encourages supporters to bring their instruments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Lupe Fiasco: 'These Ain't Bars, This is Barbarity!'

    ​ When I first downloaded Lupe Fiasco's free Friend of the People mixtape on Thanksgiving, I had no clue what to expect. Like many fans of the rapper these days, everything new that he does comes with the preoccupation as to whether the music industry will clamp down and restrain his genius. The i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Kreayshawn, V-Nasty and the N-Word Controversy

    ​ It was way back in 1995 when none other than KRS-One himself rapped in the DJ Premiere-produced "MCs Act Like They Don't Know" that "Now we got white kids callin' themselves niggas!" Fast forward 16 years later, a Colombia Records deal for white rapper Kreayshawn has put the issue on the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Bono at Prince's Show at the House of Blues Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​No, that's not Bono singing with Prince from last night. According to gossip blogger Dr Funkenberry, a very devoted Prince follower, Bono was at the third of Prince's House of Blues shows on Sunset last night. He told us, "Prince called him out one time but he did not come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Tiger Woods: Corporate Stooge?

    One of my favorite columns is "Edge of Sports," written by Dave Zirin. The man combines the best of sportswriting and progressive politics, disproving those asshole hipsters who say sports means nothing in this world. When Zirin's People's History of Sports arrives later this year, y'all crazy lefti ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 18, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    May 10 - May 16

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    Stuck In The Middle With Neo

    The Matrix Reloaded Fires a few blanks

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Western Philosophy

    Is Cornel West the most hopeful man in America?