Is hip hop a culture?

I think it is,” he says.

Mallon believes it depends on context. “Any culture that is a hybrid of another culture is a hybrid,” he contends, adding that there are people out there who say hip hop is just “a culture — not a movement.”

And I’m like, I’ve never heard any dude say that. I heard people say hip hop is a culture. Is that a thing?

“People say hip hop is a culture,” he insists. “That’s what I see as hip hop culture. Hip hop culture is just the people who are doing hip hop music in different ways. But you can’t say hip hop is a culture to me.”

Mallon, now 35, has a long way to go to convince anyone of his assertion, but he’s trying his best anyway. And there’s a lot of music that he doesn’t know what to do with all of the time. Which is not a good feeling. Because that means your music isn’t real.

“I don’t really know where my head is at,” he says. “I’m going to tell you this: When I was growing up in the Bronx, it was like a different time. We wouldn’t really have a record store, or the first record store we had was the Joplin-Hippies. And I’ve grown up and gone through and grown out of everything ever since, so it just kind of feels like this is how this feels.”

While he’s talking, the sound of a saxophone fills the room again. “I don’t believe we’re gonna live in the 21st century so fast,” he says. “This is my 15 minutes.”

PESHAWAR — The first Pakistani army official charged as part of the NATO airstrike in Pakistan last weekend said he was not briefed about the attack until it occurred and that he did not have proper authority to launch an airstrike against an ISIS target.

“In my opinion [the attack] was an illegal action,” said Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa, a military police officer who was in charge of overseeing security in the area. He explained that when the strike took place, he had not asked his army commanders for permission and that his request was turned down. This was a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered a special investigation committee to probe the incident.

“I am happy to see that this is being looked into,” Bajwa said on Saturday,