BEHIND SOME OF BIGGIE’S ICONIC PHOTOS

BEHIND SOME OF BIGGIE’S ICONIC PHOTOS
With Ernie Paniccioli
March 9 is a day the hip hop world stops and remembers the life and legacy of Christopher Wallace, known to the world as The Notorious B.I.G. For years, Ernie Paniccioli helped document the growth of hip hop as it rose from a new genre in music, to the world’s biggest [...]

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From a Bronx Party to a Global Force

From a Bronx Party to a Global Force
Hip Hop's History & Evolution
Many, many people with an internet connection, including yours truly, spent a fair amount of time on 11 August 2017 entranced by a Google Doodle. This wasn't your typical such creation, no short animation linking to a Wikipedia entry. This particular Doodle was a full-blown, interactive immersive into the world of [...]

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The Story Of O.J.

The Story Of O.J.
Still a Nigga
Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga / Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga / Still nigga, still nigga. Così rappa Jay Z nel ritornello del singolo The Story of O.J. tratto dall’album 4:44, nuovo lavoro del rapper, imprenditore e moghul di Brooklyn. Il pezzo, accompagnato da [...]

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The Alliance Between Blue Note & Hip-Hop

The Alliance Between Blue Note & Hip-Hop
Jazz meets HipHop
“It started out as a beat thing,” explains Mr. Walt, one half of the veteran hip-hop production crew Da Beatminerz along with his brother Evil Dee. “When I first took production seriously, I was working at Music Factory in Jamaica, Queens. That line Q-Tip says on ‘What’ off Low End [...]

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Travel Back To 1983

Travel Back To 1983
When Hip-Hop Was Played On Radio
Thirty-two years ago, Hip-Hop was emerging on a host of record labels large and small. However, while these 12″ singles and pioneering albums may have been party highlights, and closely examined in the clubs, the bedrooms, and the subsequent tapes made, they were not often heard on radio—especially at daytime. The [...]

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