How Gil Scott-Heron made way for a generation of rap revolutionaries

How Gil Scott-Heron made way for a generation of rap revolutionaries
On what would have been his 70th birthday, we look back at the exceptional legacy of the poet, musician, and novelist
Even if you’re not familiar with Gil Scott-Heron, it’s likely you’ve unknowingly encountered his work in some form. The late artist’s poeticisms have taken on a life beyond their architect, from his extensive sampling in hip hop music, to cover versions like soul singer Leon Bridges’ recent resurrection of “Whitey On The Moon” [...]

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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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The Story Of Hip-Hop’s Creation

The Story Of Hip-Hop’s Creation
Re-Examined By Some Of Its Pioneers
Last night (November 2), Crazy Legs, founder of the Rock Steady Crew, shared a video on his Facebook. At the pioneering B-Boy’s home, a gathering took place of Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-One, and the Universal Zulu Nation co-founder’s Amad Henderson. Writing that the discussions are “a work in progress,” Crazy Legs told [...]

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Hip-Hop History Orchestrated

Hip-Hop History Orchestrated
By JIMEX
L’orchestra diretta dal maestro Radzimir Debski, JIMEK, si è esibita in un medley della durata di 10 minuti dove ha risuonato alcuni dei classici dell’hip hop dagli anni ’90 fino ad oggi. Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Pharoahe Monch, tra gli altri. Se non ci credete gustatevi [...]

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