NYC’s Rappers

Posted on May 31, 2012 Under Music

It's safe to say NYC invented the Hip Hop thing. Great map, totally fascinating to see all the close ties. Via Very Small Array.

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Grandmaster Flash: The Bridge

Posted on March 3, 2009 Under Music

The great thing about hip-hop being a young genre is that the greats are still alive, and in some cases, still dropping records. Grandmaster Flash, the man behind The Message, brings us a his latest offering, The Bridge. Budding with…

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Growing Up Hip Hop

Posted on February 23, 2009 Under Books

Kahlil Almustafa is from Queens, a place he describes as being located between New York City and Nowhere. "[It's] now overpopulated with Crown Fried Chickens, Popeye's Chickens, Chester's Chickens and take-out Chinese food stores that sell chicken wings and French…

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Reef the Lost Cauze: A Vicious Cycle

Posted on February 10, 2009 Under Music
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Obama Run DC

Posted on January 20, 2009 Under Fashion

Today is a very important day. We couldn't be more excited about an Obama presidency. Just to add to our excitement we cracked up over this Obama Run DC shirt. You can pick up your own here for $20. More…

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Notorious Soundtrack

Posted on January 13, 2009 Under Music

While we have yet to see if Biggie biopic is any good, but we can count on the soundtrack. In addition to the basic hits (Kick in the Door, Hypnotize, etc.), the disc includes a bunch of B.I.G.'s old features,…

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Orishas: Cosita Buena

Posted on December 23, 2008 Under Music

Cuban hip-hop is far from an extensive genre, but if one crew is exemplary of the fusion, it's Orishas. Since 1999, the three man group has been evolving from record to record, reflecting the success that brought them from underground…

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Lego Hip-Hop

Posted on December 16, 2008 Under Music

Lego and hip-hop might have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but that doesn't mean they can't combine forces to yield something awesome. Twenty classic hip hop album covers have been recreated in Lego by, including Three Feet…

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Evan Roth and Jay-Z x Brooklyn (We Go Hard)

Posted on December 4, 2008 Under Music

Evan Roth created the typography driven video for the new Jay-Z track, produced by Kanye "Brooklyn (We Go Hard)." The song is set to be a piece of the Notorious soundtrack due out later, but it;s being released now to…

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Blackalicious: 4/20 Live In Seattle

Posted on October 30, 2008 Under Music

Mic legend the Gift of Gab and Quannum producer Chief Xcel, known commonly as Blackalicious, give us 4/20 Live in Seattle, out now on DVD and Blu-Ray. The show is one of typical quality for the Bay Area duo, and…

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