The History Of Motown Records

The History Of Motown Records
by Richard Pryor
During MOTOWN 25TH Anniversary show,Sir Richard of Pryor skillfully gives the world its history like no other can. Here's THE STORY OF MOTOWN RECORDS : With an $800 loan from his family, Berry Gordy Jr. established Motown Records in January 1959. Within a few years, this Detroit-based outfit was selling more singles [...]

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A Latino History of Hip-Hop

A Latino History of Hip-Hop
To Air on NPR’s LATINO USA
So our friends at NPR’s Latino USA will be broadcasting a special two-part podcast series about the influence of Latinos on the history of hip-hop. Part 1 premieres on March 20 and Part 2 will air later in April. Here is a sneak “listen” of the first episode. You can catch more [...]

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Ultimate Break & Beats

Ultimate Break & Beats
An Oral History
What do David Bowie, Skrillex and Hanson have in common with Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy and Kanye West? All of them have sampled music that was spotlighted on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, a collection of 25 vinyl albums featuring songs with unforgettable funky rhythms. The series launched in [...]

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Bomb Da City

Bomb Da City
Rebel Writing Operation
Breve contributo scritto per la pubblicazione Rebel Writing Operation, volume indipendente pubblicato dal CS Cantiere. “Tra gli elementi associati alla cultura hip hop, il graffiti writing è di sicuro il più antiestablishment, quello che maggiormente esprime un senso di ribellione allo status quo. In quei giorni, ci intrufolavamo nella linea metropolitana [...]

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