Stand 4 What

Stand 4 What

Razza, rap e attivismo nell'America di Trump

Otto anni di Obama non hanno intaccato la crescente polarizzazione politica e sociale, ora l'amministrazione Trump vuole eliminare le paure dei bianchi sulla pelle di migranti, musulmani, donne, neri e coloro che non “meritano di vivere il sogno americano”. In questo passaggio critico è fondamentale indagare il rapporto tra le esperienze di base e la loro produzione culturale, capire quali percorsi si stanno sviluppando nella ricerca di un nuovo immaginario black. Stand 4 what è un viaggio nelle contraddizioni causate dalla distanza tra le etnie e più in generale tra ricchi e poveri, una riflessione sui movimenti radicali delle periferie e della provincia americana. A partire da Black Lives Matter, un fronte dissidente formato da giovani e sostenuto da una scena di artisti che riscopre nel rap l'arma più potente. [Read More]

Henry Chalfant

Henry Chalfant Henry Chalfant

u.net deeply personal and contextual approach to understanding the Hip Hop movement has made him one of the most knowledgeable cultural historians to write about the subject.

NO HALFSTEPPIN

NO HALFSTEPPIN

An Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the Birth of Hip-Hop’s Golden Era

In the mid-1980s, DJ duo the Awesome 2, along with hip-hop impresario Paradise Gray, helped transform Manhattan salsa club the Latin Quarter into an iconic hip-hop institution. Legends were born in that bustling Times Square club—from Stetsasonic, KRS-One, and Eric B. & Rakim to Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, and A Tribe Called Quest. Unsigned artists could drop a hot set and score a record deal—or get booed off the stage like Amateur Night at the Apollo. You could walk into the club a nobody and come out a star. A musical incubator of hip-hop’s Golden Era, the Latin Quarter was also pivotal in the creation of the the Stop the Violence Movement. [READ MORE]

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PHASE 2’s Party Flyers PHASE 2’s Party Flyers HIP HOP's VISUAL LANGUAGE

In the South Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop culture was just beginning to form at large musical gatherings called jams. In abandoned buildings packed with people, a group of DJs developed techniques like sampling, breakbeats, scratching, cutting, and backspinning. But news of a jam didn’t spread by word of mouth alone: Low-fi, photocopied flyers made from Letraset, markers, cut-up photographs, [...]

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Published Aug 02, 2019
From Prodigy to KDot From Prodigy to KDot Photographer Estevan Oriol

Legendary photographer Estevan Oriol has taken more than a half-million photos throughout a career that has spanned over 25 years. The legendary photographer sat down with us to talk about his most iconic shots. Born at Saint John’s hospital in Santa Monica, Estevan Oriol, a Mexican-American photographer and music video director, will not let you forget where he comes from. He’s [...]

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Published Aug 01, 2019

MC Mello

MC MellO MC MellO

Hip hop is authentic. Authenticity depicts the marriage of Intention, will & action. So that which is real will forever ring true. True Word, true strength, True In Deed. For me, these words represent u.net to the fullest