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Byron Crawford
Worked at XXL
Attended Parkway North High School
Lives in St. Louis, MO
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Read all about my latest book, which is out 7/13 and now available for pre-order at Amazon, plus some reflections on attempting to build a career as a self-published author.
Upon the impending release of my seventh book, a few thoughts on pursuing a career as a self-published author
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Last night I saw a Run the Jewels show during a race riot. Needless to say, it was explosive.
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A list of girls Dr. Dre beat up
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Lengthy feature on Dame Dash's financial woes, the dissolution of Roc-A-Fella Records, trolling white label execs on Instagram, etc.
It’s hard to meet your financial obligations when you’ve lost everything
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My thoughts on the "Anaconda" video, Iggy Azalea, cultural appropriation, etc.
Iggy Azalea, cultural appropriation and the fight to prolong Nicki Minaj’s 15 minutes
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Here's an exclusive excerpt from the new book. Click through, have a look and press the green "recommend" button at the bottom of the page. There's also links to where you can cop, if you haven't already.
An excerpt from Kanye West Superstar, now available in paperback and ebook
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Hint: It’s not for a new beard-maintenance vertical
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A postmortem: XXL magazine, 1997–2014
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A 10,000-word epic involving Rick James, human trafficking, black feminists, the Jewish Defense League, the Deacon Jones head slap, so on and so forth.
How Dr. Dre, of all people, became the first hip-hop billionaire
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Bol on Blue Ivy's hair -- no Boutros
Beyoncé’s refusal to comb her daughter’s hair leads to much consternation amongst the unemployed
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Preview of the new book by +Shabooty Bieber. Drops Monday 8/18. 
Byron Crawford - Kanye West Superstar (Book Preview) I read Bol's new forthcoming book--which is the antithesis of the glorification of Yeezy. Here are some bullet points to best describe the book,...
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Occupation
Public Intellectual
Employment
  • XXL
    Professional blogger, 2006 - 2011
  • White Castle
    Drive-thru specialist
  • K-Mart
    Straw boss for black employees
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Currently
St. Louis, MO
Previously
St. Louis, MO - Kirksville, MO
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Celebrated author of The Mindset of a Champion: Your Favorite Rapper's Least Favorite Book http://amzn.to/MnTZtg
Introduction
                 
My government name is Byron Crawford, though most people on the Internets call me Bol, which is Swahili for “The Gulliest One.” As you can see, I take no small amount of pride in my African heritage. When I’m not working like a Hebrew slave at a series of soul-crushing minimum wage jobs, I devote most of my free time to doing community outreach with black and “latino” youth. No homo.

I run a website (perhaps you’ve heard of it) called ByronCrawford.com: The Mindset of a Champion, in which I educate today’s youth on some of the most important issues of the day, including racism, homophobia, healthy living, respect for women, tolerance for religion, and who really runs the music business.

A committed feminist, I also donate as much money as I can afford to (sometimes more) to underprivileged female college students in a small, rural town called Sauget, Illinois. Because as far as I’m concerned, it’s one thing to talk about it on the Internet, but it’s a whole other thing to put your money where your mouth is. Literally.

I’ve lived in and around St. Louis, MO my entire life, except for a five year period I spent in a tiny, rural town called Chicken Switch, MO. I hold a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing, from East Bumblefuck State University, the Harvard of the Midwest, as well as a certificate in food safety I earned while working at a White Castle.

In addition to hip-hop, I’m also a big fan of the album New Miserable Experience by the Gin Blossoms.
Bragging rights
I helped popularize the terms nullus, weed carrier and tall Israeli.
Education
  • Parkway North High School
    Stereotype Humor, 1995 - 1999
  • East Bumblefuck State University
    Internets Pr0n Research, 1999 - 2004
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Male
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Bol