NO HALFSTEPPINAn 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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DON T BELIEVE THE HYPEFerguson, Black Lives Matter & Hip Hop
Don’t believe the Hype è un’istantanea sulle tensioni razziali, sulle politiche di contenimento e repressione e sulla nascita di nuove forme di attivismo di base che da qualche anno fanno ribollire di energie le strade delle comunità di colore nelle grandi metropoli statunitensi. [Leggi di più]
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During the final week of October in 1991, two MCs and producers bubbling with analytical perspectives and bursting with Hip-Hop creativity emerged as Organized Konfusion on their eponymous debut LP. Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po delivered one of the most distinctive debuts in Rap history, proving that lyrical dexterity and high-concept content weren’t reserved for the veterans. At only 18 [...]More Detail
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