Jackie Reem Salloum is an Arab American filmmaker and artist whose documentary film about Palestinian hip-hop musicians expresses the artists’ anger and frustration against the situation in the Middle East. Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and … Continue reading “Slingshots Hip Hop” Palestinian Documentary
Japanese hip-hop began in the early 1980’s when musician, producer, and designer Hiroshi Fujiwara returned to Japan after visiting New York. He brought back American hip-hop with him, and he became one of Japan’s first hip-hop DJ’s. He is also known as the pioneer of several brands –notably Nike’s HTM line, and Levi’s Phenom line- … Continue reading Hiroshi Fujiwara – The Father of Japanese Hip Hop ( J-HOP)
Pastor Quinn Rodgers, 31, launched GeneratiONE Church on May 31, infusing hip-hop concepts into Christian worship. Over 100 people attended the service held at Lake Forest Church-Huntersville. At the beginning of his sermon, Rodgers started rapping, “Ain’t no party like the Holy Ghost party because the Holy Ghost party don’t … stop.” “I am a … Continue reading Hip-Hop Church Trades Pipe Organ for DJ
With annual sales quickly approaching $300 million from a variety of business interest along with numerous business endeavors on the horizon, 50 Cent has cemented his position in the industry as both a business & entertainment powerhouse. Official Album Release Concert (Animal Ambition) Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 8:30PM EDT (7:30 PM Doors) Webster Hall, New … Continue reading 50Cent Concert @ Webster Hall, NYC JUNE 8th
From the very beginning, Monster Energy admits to infringing on the Beasties’ work. The main issue for them was the amount the rappers were asking for – $1 million for infringing on the their song licenses as well as another $1 million for the implied endorsement. Monster requested the number be knocked down to $125,000. … Continue reading Beastie Boys’ Monster Victory – Awarded $1.7 million.
Brooklyn’s own Mental Supreme and his Training Camp Showcase are finding their way back to New York City. The Training Camp Showcase has been called the “Home of the unsigned artist” as it’s the longest running unsigned artist showcase in the country. 13 years is a long time to be doing this! TUESDAY JUNE 24th … Continue reading Mental Supreme’s The Unsigned Celebrity Concert Series
REVOLT TV, the music network Diddy launched last fall, will host 10 invitation-only events to raise awareness and money for the organization, network. The events will take place this summer at uptown venues, like the Studio Museum in Harlem, Red Rooster and La Marina.
Joseph Simmons, a.k.a. Rev Run, and his wife, Justine Simmons, will be featured in ‘Sunday Suppers,’ a six-episode reality TV show on the Cooking Channel that portrays their traditions of eating together. Filmed in the family’s newly renovated home in Saddle River, N.J., the six-episode series premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on the Cooking Channel.
The new cover of Elle UK features Pharrell outfitted in a Native American headdress that already has critics up in arms. Angry commenters expressed their displeasure on both Elle’s and Pharrell’s Facebook pages. “Even if you are part Native the headdress is off limits,” wrote one user. “Its for Warriors and people of the plains … Continue reading Pharrell Native American Headdress & #UnHappy Critics
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