It’s been 25 years since Spike Lee’s seminal “joint” about race, “Do the Right Thing,” was first released into theaters on June 30, 1989. Many critics and journalists decried the film when it was first released, fearing Lee’s work would incite riots within the African American community. That turned out not to be the case, and instead the … Continue reading Spike Lee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of “Do the Right Thing” With Brooklyn Block Party
This is an expanded version of Showbiz & AG‘s last team-up with DJ Premier from the Mugshot Music: Preloaded album, adding on verses from A-Bless, Tashane and Majestic Gage.
Wanna take a look at hip-hop around the world, with stops in Cuba, London, Paris, Hamburg, and Amsterdam. We got a documentary for that… The Hip Hop: The New World Order documentary give you a non-stop tour of 8 international cities (Tokyo, Havana, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro & Johannesburg) over a span … Continue reading Hip Hop: The New World Order Documentary
This marks the 11th year of the Quai 54 World Streetball Championship. Jordan Brand and Nike sponsor the world’s largest streetball tournament features over 200 streetballers from across the globe in a win or go home tournament. This years championship games featured performances by French Montana, Tyga, & Mobb Deep. Check out the Quai 54 … Continue reading French Tyga Mobb Deep in Paris World Streetball Championship
While today’s commercial American rap music is often critiqued for its shallow lyricism and degrading imagery, international hip-hop maintains a redemptive quality within hip hop culture. It gets praised by many hip hop aficionados for being more “organic” and true to the genre’s roots of resistance. The distinctions between the two may not be that … Continue reading Is Global Hip-Hop Better Than ‘Made in America’ Rap Music?
Ana Tijoux, returns to New York this summer for a major concert at the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) 15th anniversary celebration, with a free concert at Central Park SummerStage on Wednesday, July 9th along with hip-hop pioneers Beatnuts. Check out our calander of events for more event details.
Ana Tijoux has emerged as one of the most influential voices in Latin America’s hip-hop scene. Anna spent her youth in France after her family was forced into exile during Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Tijoux moved back to Chile as a teenager and discovered her love for hip-hop. She made a name for herself as … Continue reading Ana Tijoux Exposes Her Chile Hip-Hop Roots
Ghanaian-American rapper Blitz Bazawule’s new album sonically maps the roots and routes of a new cosmopolitan Diaspora. Samuel Bazawule—aka Blitz the Ambassador—was introduced to hip-hop as a child in Ghana via the music of Public Enemy. Afropolitan Dreams is a natural follow-up to 2011’s Native Sun and the 2013 EP The Warm Up, in which … Continue reading Blitz the Ambassador Releases New Album “Afropolitan Dreams”
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Nas ‘Reanimated’ Mixtape ..By Dj Semi .. This album dropped earlier this year its DOPE .. get it .. Check out interview with Dj Semi
After a hiatus from the mixtape circuit, Connecticut’s own DJ turned Producer DJ Semi returns with his first fully self-produced mixtape hosted by Nas himself. Reanimated is DJ Semi’s tribute to the Queens emcee featuring all new production, guest features, and Semi’s unique style of turntable wizardry. While the toughest of hip-hop critics say that Nas’ … Continue reading Nas ‘Reanimated’ Mixtape ..By Dj Semi .. This album dropped earlier this year its DOPE .. get it .. Check out interview with Dj Semi