Kurt Cobain’s Undying Influence on modern Hip Hop

Kurt Cobain’s Undying Influence on modern Hip Hop
Kurt Cobain's influence on hip-hop past and present
In 2019, rappers idolize Kurt Cobain more than they idolize rap legends. The art form has been heavily influenced by SoundCloud rap; a subgenre which makes use of DIY aesthetics and shrill vocals—decades after Nirvana mastered those qualities without really caring to. Many of its stars see Cobain as an [...]

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The Self-Destruction Video

The Self-Destruction Video
The Power Of Hip-Hop Unity
From AmbrosiaforHeads - In the late 1980s, Rap music had a problem. At the time the genre was exploding with national and overseas tours, incidents were taking place at some of those concerts that were smearing the reputation of the Hip-Hop culture. As the safety of show-goers was a significant concern, [...]

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Angela Davis Speaks Out

Angela Davis Speaks Out
After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks out after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights. In September, the institute announced that it would award Davis the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights [...]

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From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You.

From Beyoncé to Sorry to Bother You.
The new age of Afro-surrealism
THE GUARDIAN ///// From psychedelic sketch shows to far-out satire, black artists are expressing the absurdity of life in a racist society by embracing the disturbing and bizarre. ////// There he was, dangling into the void. Sinking, arms outstretched, helplessly clawing at the air. Jordan Peele’s satirical horror Get Out [...]

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Hiphop Evolution on the LQ

Hiphop Evolution on the LQ
This is Episode 3
Check out Hiphop Evolution on Netflix and catch Rapify cofounder Paradise Gray (producer of legendary group X Clan and promoter of new York’s legendary Latin Quarter Club). #rapify #hiphop #latinquater #legendary.Read About the full story on No Half Steppin': An Oral and Pictorial History of New York City Club the Latin Quarter and the [...]

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Kento su ‘Stand 4 What’

Kento su ‘Stand 4 What’
per il blog del fattoquotidiano.it
Il viso di Colin Kaepernick, lo stesso della campagna Nike che ha suscitato polemiche e forti prese di posizione nei giorni scorsi, appare  – stilizzato ma riconoscibilissimo nell’iconica posizione di protesta inginocchiata – sulla copertina di Stand 4 What, con il sottotitolo Razza, rap e attivismo nell’America di Trump. L’autore del libro è U.Net, pseudonimo dietro cui si [...]

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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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