How Run-D.M.C. Changed the Rap Game

How Run-D.M.C. Changed the Rap Game
by Nelson George
Here's a piece by cultural critic Nelson George on the pages of Billboard. - Though rap had been selling records and denting the lower reaches of the Billboard charts since 1979, it can be argued that Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut -- which peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard 200 on June 23 -- was [...]

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The Birth Of Def Jam

The Birth Of Def Jam
with Rick Rubin
In this Rolling Stone interview, Def Jam founder and legendary producer Rick Rubin returns to the New York University dorm room where his career began in the early 1980s and reminisces about the birth of hip hop. Along with Russell Simmons, Rubin is the founder of Def Jam Records and also established American Recordings. With [...]

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The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith

The Triumphs and Tragedies of Larry Smith
The Saga of Larry Smith
Remember when Run declared to the world that “Larry put me inside his Cadillac” on Run-DMC’s breakthrough single “Sucker MCs”? That very same Caddy was featured at the start of the iconic “Rock Box” video, which showed the song’s producer, Larry Smith—along with Run-DMC and their extended entourage—tumbling out of the ride, [...]

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LTB Live Set @ CPA Firenze

LTB Live Set @ CPA Firenze
24/10/2014
Per raccontare la rivoluzione culturale, musicale ed estetica che portò la cultura Hip Hop a conquistare una posizione di primo piano nella cultura popolare statunitense, u.net con la collaborazione di DJ Stile ai piatti propone il Louder Than a Bomb Live Set, un esperimento musicale letterario, un mix tra una [...]

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How Hip Hop Got Its Name

How Hip Hop Got Its Name
know The Ledge !
The origins of the phrase go deeper than Sugarhill Gang. Hip-hop — they were the first words on the genre’s first big hit, the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 song,Rapper’s Delight.” But at the time no one—not even the young kids who had invented the music, the dances, the rhymes, and the visual art of [...]

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ExSnia, il sociale al centro

ExSnia, il sociale al centro
Ecco "il Lago che Combatte "
Domenica 12 ottobre ci sarà una nuova mobilitazione a sostegno del lago dell’Ex Snia. Un momento di festa con due cortei che partiranno da Prenestino e Casalbertone per entrare al lago dalla cosiddetta “breccia” di Via di Portonaccio e poi concerto. Una giornata da non perdere per festeggiare la vittoria [...]

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XXL’s A Great Day in Hip Hop

XXL’s A Great Day in Hip Hop
16 Years Later
Michael Gonzales takes a look back at the circumstances behind one of rap music’s greatest magazine covers on its 16th anniversary. Back in 1991, when I was in my late 20s, I was good friends with a talented photographer named Alice Arnold. A short white chick from California, she knew more [...]

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