Dope personal hip-hop moments

by admin on August 11, 2006

(Yes I Still use words like dope)

Omi’s note: this particular post is dedicated to those who think that hip hop is dead. It isn’t. I have the wonderful opportunity to witness dope instances where I have witnessed hip hop at it’s finest. Pretty much, we can either sit there and complain about it or go out there and do something.

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CHICKS DIG: Platinum Pied Pipers

by Emily Youssef on October 30, 2005

CHICKS DIG: Platinum Pied Pipers

Already a hit in Europe, the rest of world now has the pleasure of discovering the Detroit duo on their debut release, Triple P. It may have a throwback-soul vibe, but with friends such as Jay Dee and SA-RA contributing, this is a futuristic hybrid of sound. Waajeed is a founding member of Slum Village and Saadiq is nothing short of a master musician, making their works full, warm and satisfying. The improvised, yet calculated beats and rhymes bring a shiver of essential energy that is addictive. Act like you know.

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And It Don’t Stop: Documenting Hip-Hop’s Power and History

October 20, 2005

Jeff Chang is a powerhouse. He is a hip-hop activist, father, proud male feminist and author of the authoritative book Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation.

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Expanding Your Consciousness

July 31, 2005

There are quite a few people who feel that music that is created to raise the consciousness of a particular community is irrelevant in the age of what William C. Bansfield calls the post-album age wherein the music created is commercially driven and marketed to a specific segment of society.

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Puerto Rico's First Lady of Graff

July 31, 2005

Zori4 (Crews: KD, OBW, MI, TDS) is a true mistress of the graffiti language.

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Philly Program Sets Lovers Straight

July 20, 2005

Rappers often publicize the fact that they sleep around, but rarely mention using protection.

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Hurricane Jean: The Jeanius Strikes Again!

July 18, 2005

Until those industry suckas get it right, Jean Grae is gonna keep pushing LPs and pushing the limits of what exactly classifies a “female MC.”

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My Woman's An Emcee

June 30, 2005

In this dimly lit nightspot, an intimate setting jam-packed with a crowd anxious to hear their favorite underground emcee rip the mic, two individuals await.

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Radha Blank

June 30, 2005

Sometimes listening to music takes you back to a moment in your life that you can taste, touch and even smell. What three songs would definitely be in the soundtrack to your life? Eric B. Is President takes me back to Bergtraum High School talent shows. I was a funny freshman chubette. Never had gear […]

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B-Girl Be 2005: Snapshots

June 29, 2005

Over the past two years, a group of women from St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota gathered together weekly at Intermedia Arts to develop the idea and concept for B-Girl Be. By the winter of 2004, they had finally raised enough money to produce a first-of-its-kind women in hip-hop summit. From April 22 to June 11, […]

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