Stand 4 What ! – Intervista

Stand 4 What ! – Intervista
Carmine Errico intervista u.net
Qualche giorno fa sono stato a Milano per lavoro. Mentre ero a pranzo ho scoperto che – a sorpresa – il Cox18 organizzava un dj set con Dj Lord (Public Enemy/Prophets of Rage). I ‘nuovi’ Rage Against the Machine, avevano suonato in città il giorno prima. Chiaramente ero lì e non potevo mancare. E [...]

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Questo mondo non è più bianco.

Questo mondo non è più bianco.
Tranne che in Italia
DI IGIABA SCEGO.  L’album “Damn” di Kendrick Lamar inizia e finisce con una sparatoria. Un suono sordo, vuoto, pauroso, l’antitesi stessa della musica. E da lì che è partita la ricerca dell’autore in direzione di un se stesso non sempre facile da afferrare. L’indagine di Kendrick Lamar è stata minuziosa, [...]

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The Origin Of Woke

The Origin Of Woke
How Badu And Muldrow Sparked The "Stay Woke" Era
“Woke is definitely a black experience — woke is if someone put a burlap sack on your head, knocked you out, and put you in a new location and then you come to and understand where you are ain’t home and the people around you ain’t your neighbors. They’re not acting in [...]

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Gentrification & Subway Dancers

Gentrification & Subway Dancers
How Gentrification is criminalizing street dancers
Priscilla Ward breaks down just how gentrification and the police are criminalizing ‘Showtime’ for a generation of youth looking to make a way for themselves. Gentrification is shifting the culture of MTA’s underground performance ecosystem, particularly for African American and Hispanic youth. Police are finding a means of controlling what [...]

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The Soundtrack to #BlackLoveMatters

The Soundtrack to #BlackLoveMatters
Ashford and Simpson
Almost 50 years after its release, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” may be the most recognizable Soul duet ever recorded.  It’s easy to think that the song’s timelessness has every thing to do with the musical bond that Gaye and Terrell shared, in the studio and on [...]

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THE ORIGINS OF WALL WRITING

THE ORIGINS OF WALL WRITING
Debunking the historical Hype
Hip-hop is plagued by mythology. Whether it is the idea that Brooklyn disco DJ’s invented the music, or that breaking comes from capoeira, or that a short-lived gang truce is what gave the culture life, there seems to be no shortage of people eager to take credit for one or another aspect of hip-hop. What’s worse, [...]

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The 10 Best Jazz Rap Albums

The 10 Best Jazz Rap Albums
Hip Hop & Jazz best albums
Back when A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip was a teenager, the legend goes, his father overheard him playing some hip hop and said it reminded him of bebop. That connection, drawn in the opening seconds of Tribe’s 1991 album The Low End Theory, at first seems a little odd. Musically, late [...]

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EMPIRE SKATING RING

EMPIRE SKATING RING
AN ORAL HISTORY
Empire Roller Skating Center first opened its doors on Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, way back in 1941. Across the street was Ebbets Field, when it was still the Dodgers’ ballpark. Over the following six decades, Empire saw as many changes as the neighborhood around it, including a series [...]

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The History of the Fade

The History of the Fade
Detailing Black Roots
Ebony.com series detailing the origins of black roots - If there was ever a haircut that exemplified coolness, it has to be none other than the fade. The hairstyle originated in the U.S. military around the ‘40s and ‘50s. Since the military is known for having strict grooming standards, it’s no [...]

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No HalfSteppin, the NYTimes Review !

No HalfSteppin, the NYTimes Review !
by jon caramanica
The most valuable and also vexing thing about nightclubs is that you can’t get in. Not to the good ones, at least. Not unless you are in the know, or in good standing with people who are, or are diligent and passionate and perhaps willing to part with a bit [...]

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