Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing
25th Anniversary
Spike Lee and the cast of Do The Right Thing reunited recently in Brooklyn to celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of the film’s release in the summer of 1989. Since its release the film has become a cult classic. The film written in ten days has retained its relevance and [...]

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Redman “Dunfiato”

Redman “Dunfiato”
Official Video
“I need a beat,” he says at the track’s start. “I don’t need no turn-up beat. I need some elements. Some hip-hop. Let’s get back to some elements.”  But it’s not the track’s intro that makes the cut incredibly dope, it’s the crazy high-pitched soul sample used and Red’s ear-catching [...]

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The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop
Hip Hop Scholars
Matt Daniels is a designer, coder, and data scientist living in New York City. His past works include the Etymology of "Shorty" and Outkast, in graphs and charts. He decided to examine the vocabulary of hip hop artists, and this is what he found. Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s [...]

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Lost Interviews #1: DJ Scratch

Lost Interviews #1: DJ Scratch
2006 Throwback
Eccovi un'intervista con il leggendario DJ Scratch realizzata nel 2006. Sono riuscito ad accedere ad un HD danneggiato e copiarne alcune cartelle... così nelle prossime settimane riproporrò una serie di Lost Interviews con artisti quali DJ Nu-Mark, Masta Killah, Chief Xcell, lyrics Born, Vast Aire, killah Priest, Rakaa e molti [...]

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Louder Than a Podcast

DJ Stile
Questo è il Louder than a Podcast, un viaggio musicale nella New York della seconda metà degli anni 80, la colonna sonora ideale per leggersi Louder Than a Bomb. Ai piatti, the 12hundred specialist aka Dj Stile, compagno di viaggi e avventure in giro per gli squatt di mezza Italia. [...]

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Inspired by Illmatic

Inspired by Illmatic
10 writers reimagined the album tracks as short stories
Few albums have left such an indelible mark on any genre as Illmatic, which is why, 20 years later, it's still held up as the high watermark for pure rap album expression. To commemorate the album's 20th anniversary (April 19, officially), Nas has already performed the album in its entirety backed [...]

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Pharoahe Monch — PTSD

Pharoahe Monch — PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Pharohe Monch releases his latest LP PTSD in a free live stream. With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, “P.T.S.D.” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results [...]

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Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers
Narrated by Chuck D
Founding Fathers is a fascinating and at times controversial history of DJs/emcees/promoters in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, and their roles in hip-hop and NYC sound system culture. While the Bronx is the acknowledged birthplace of hip-hop and home to its greatest and most storied pioneers, Founding Fathers presents the largely untold [...]

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MC Mello on UK Hip Hop

MC Mello on UK Hip Hop
The early stages of UK Hip Hop
u.net interviews MC Mello on the early stages of Hip Hop in London. Mello talks about the reggae sound system scene and the coming of hip hop; about Covent Garden in the mid 80s and about one of the earliest hip hop clubs', Spat. [...]

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J-Live Message !

J-Live Message !
But Wack Rappers Are Not Listening
J-Live doesn’t just rhyme, he tells stories–stories with a point. In his latest release, he attacks virtually every cliche in Hip-Hop, all in 1 verse. Unfortunately, most wack rappers are Not Listening. Check it out. [...]

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