Guida al Party Intergalattico !

Guida al Party Intergalattico !
Happy BDay George Clinton !
George Clinton & i Parliament Funkadelic si sono affermati nel pantheon della musica come una delle band più eclettiche, prolifiche ed originali degli anni Settanta. Guidati dal genio creativo di Clinton, innovando le fondamenta del funk erette da James Brown e mixandole con l’ethos hippie ereditato da Sly And The [...]

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“All Hail The Queen – 30th anniversary

“All Hail The Queen – 30th anniversary
It Sparked Joy at a Time When Everything Burned
Itwas 1989 and I was eight years old when I arrived at the colossal red-brick building in Brooklyn where Mama, Daddy, and I lived. After hustling through a cracked cement courtyard and passing a thick metal door, I ran through the marbled lobby, bounded up the stairwell two steps at [...]

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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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BET Cypher: Eminem vs Trump

BET Cypher: Eminem vs Trump
A message to white America
Ottobre 2017. L’evento, i BET HIP HOP Awards. Il momento più atteso della serata, il Cypher annuale. In un succedersi di video preregistrati, nomi leggendari della scena si alternano al microfono a volti emergenti. L’evento procede secondo programma finché non entra in scena Eminem che rappa in un freestyle a [...]

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STAND FOR WHAT ???

STAND FOR WHAT ???
#takeaknee
Saint Louis, 2017. Immagini in bianco e nero raccontano lo svolgersi di una manifestazione. Dai cartelli e dai cori è evidente che si tratta una protesta contro la brutalità della polizia. In particolare, questi giovani manifestano contro l’assoluzione di un poliziotto, Jason Stockley, per l’assassinio dell’ennesimo giovane nero, il 24enne [...]

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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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Keith Haring, downtown e hip hop

Keith Haring, downtown e hip hop
Da Louder than a Bomb
Il seminterrato era completamente ricoperto di disegni dal pavimento al soffitto, da quelli realizzati con pennarelli argento e oro su plastica nera, ai dipinti dedicati a Brooke Shields ispirati alla campagna pubblicitaria dei jeans Calvin Klein. Tutti erano eccitati dalla presenza massiccia di tutte quelle opere, tutti proprio tutti dicevano: [...]

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Anti-apocalypse Mixtape

Anti-apocalypse Mixtape
Music for the Activists
Here’s a quick, 30-song mixtape for the organisers, writers, thinkers, movers and dreamers who are in the constant struggle against the white supremacist, anti-queer, anti-Muslim, ableist, nativist, populist hot mess that we’re in right now — which predated this particular election cycle. If you’re like me and you need music to function, [...]

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No Sleep

No Sleep
NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988 to 1999
A glorious era of hip-hop, house, and avant-garde cardboard artwork reflecting the energy of the downtown music scene. No Sleep is a visual history of the halcyon days of New York City club life as told through flyer art—gathered in a new volume by myself and Evan Auerbach. Spanning the late 1980s through the [...]

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25 Years Ago, Organized Konfusion 1st album

25 Years Ago, Organized Konfusion 1st album
Opened our eyes on what really was going on.
During the final week of October in 1991, two MCs and producers bubbling with analytical perspectives and bursting with Hip-Hop creativity emerged as Organized Konfusion on their eponymous debut LP. Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po delivered one of the most distinctive debuts in Rap history, proving that lyrical dexterity and [...]

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