The Philosophy and Opinions of Bushido Garvey

The boom-bap analysis, reflection, and expression of an educator.

Top Five Rap Albums That Are Named After Books That I’ve Read

Hip-Hop’s connections to literature are grossly under-examined. I’m glad I can play even a minor role in exposing the relationship. These albums helped me think critically about the books they are named after and vice versa! Check it: Common and Laura Esquivel: Like Water For Chocolate This is one of my favorite albums, so when…

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Black Board, White Chalk: The Miseducation and Power of Black Teachers

      “Carter G’s point was eloquent/ Not intellectual masturbation it’s relevant/” Police get a bad rap. They are often represented as the main agitators, violators, and aggressors towards the humanity of people of color. Why should the policing system get all the credit? I think it gets the most credit because assaulting the…

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