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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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 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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Larry Levan & the Paradise Garage

Larry Levan & the Paradise Garage
the DJ who changed dance music forever
Larry Levan was the first superstar DJ. The first to really convince the world that there was more to DJing than just playing one record after another. For 10 years from 1977 to 1987, Levan was the star attraction at New York’s legendary Paradise Garage, writing himself into clubbing lore with [...]

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RUN DMC anti-drug PSA

RUN DMC anti-drug PSA
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Today (May 17) begins National Prevention Week, a seven-day annual event produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Ambrosiaforheads presents an anti-drug PSA’s aired back in 1987  from the legendary RUN DMC. The PSA, kicking things off in style (and with a some shell-toe Adidas) comes [...]

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