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The Mighty Rhino
Writings on politics, religion, and culture from a maker of some of the world's most electrifying rap music.
Created 10 Jul 2020
  • In praise of Brother Ali
    19 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The latter two photos here are photos of myself with Brother Ali, alongside our friends Shad and Measuring Man (in the first photo) and Ultra Magnus (in the second!) It’s well past time that I wrote a...
  • A thoughtful reader response to my piece on Islamic blasphemy laws
    17 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Many of you will have read or at least seen my piece arguing that it is a moral good to blaspheme the sanctities of Muslim fascists who attempt to kill people for doing things like drawing the Prophet...
  • In praise of The Legend Adam Bomb
    17 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    So we’ve got this rapper here in Toronto named The Legend Adam Bomb, an' I've been trying for days to think of how to salute him for his birthday, which was two days ago, the 15th of October. And the ...
  • On Chadwick Boseman’s loss of the Best Actor Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards
    15 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I’ll never hold it against Anthony Hopkins that he won a second Oscar. He’s a great man and a fine actor. But it was a wild, egregious, deliberate, cruel, outrageous insult that, at the ceremony that ...
  • It is a moral good to blaspheme the sanctities of fascists
    15 Oct 2021 • 20 min read
    Stéphane Charbonnier, one of the Charlie Hebdo martyrs who actively thumbed his nose at the pieties of Muslim fascists. Brave man. CONTENT NOTE for very contentious political argumentation. Also, some...
  • In praise of Big Daddy Kane and Black Thought
    14 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    I’ve been meaning to write a piece in praise of Big Daddy Kane and Black Thought, who are two of the greatest rappers in the history of the game and who both celebrated their birthdays recently, on Se...
  • Why I can’t bring myself to support boycotts against Israel
    13 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 1 1
    I just found out that one of the writers who is most popular in my group of friends, the very gifted young Irish novelist Sally Rooney, has elected not to allow her latest novel to be published in Heb...
  • In praise of Mos Def
    13 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Yesterday marked 22 years since Mos Def released what I think is very clearly a top 15 or 20 rap album of all time, Black On Both Sides! I am of the belief that “Mathematics” and “Hip Hop”, which feat...
  • In memory of Ali-Asghar Shahbazi
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Rest in peace to the great Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, who departed for the realm of the Spirit at the age of 98 on November 29th, 2020. He was wonderful and memorable as the elderly father of the male lead,...
  • Daydreaming about the ideal rap collaborations
    12 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I so frequently fantasize about random potential collaborations between my favourite rappers that I’ve never bothered to mention it here before, because I worry I would fall down a rabbit hole and nev...
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