Macklemore and the Fear of the Minstrel Show

Macklemore and the Fear of the Minstrel Show

I. Introduction to Macklemore and the Pattern of Cultural Appropriation The trajectory of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (“Macklemore”) is where the complexity of the race in music debate begins.[1] Because Macklemore emerged on an independent label from Seattle, he has...
Jay-Z’s Entry Into the Sports Agent Ring

Jay-Z’s Entry Into the Sports Agent Ring

Shawn Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z, is considered one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time, having won seventeen Grammy Awards and placed three albums on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. [1] He is also a man of tremendous...

A Frontier Tort White Paper: Concussions in the NFL

Editor’s Note: While this blog is normally dedicated to analyzing legal issues in the field of sports and entertainment, this post departs from that to spotlight some excellent work done by 1Ls at Harvard Law School. At HLS in fall 2012, the eighty students in Section...