The Rock Steady Crew was established in 1977 by Bronx b-boys Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee. When they started this crew in the streets of the Bronx, they had no idea that someday it would take them all around the world. Only the best b-boys were down with Rock Steady. At Summerstage Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:00 […]
To know Hip Hop, you must not just listen to music, but have knowledge, wisdom and understanding about the culture. Below is a list of the current best selling Hip Hop books: 1. It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation by M.K. Asante Jr 2. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History […]
Two of J Dilla’s production tools would be displayed at an upcoming exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. J Dilla’s mother donated the influential artist/producer’s custom Minimoog Voyager and Akai Music Production Center (MPC) 3000 Limited Edition. The collection aims “to explore how popular music helped shape the nation’s history […]
Baba Israel was raised in New York, where he developed as a young artist exploring beatboxing, spoken word, rap, and experimental performance. He lived and worked in Australia working on major community theatre projects, Hip Hop festivals and co-founded the group Meta Bass ‘n Breath . He has toured as an emcee, beatboxer, and theatre artist […]
BBOY for LIFE is a powerful story on how the lives of break dancers in Guatemala City are affected by the worlds most dangerous gangs. BBOY for LIFE is a powerful story of struggle, loss, hope and victory. Cheez & Gato are 2 of the best B-boy’s in all of Central America. Together, they and […]
Rihanna tweets #FreePalestine and quickly takes it back. Rihanna denies she is taking sides as singer claims she didn’t send ‘Free Palestine’ tweet that came from her account Rihanna should not have to apologize for the #freepalestine text… she was utilizing her first amendment right. These are examples of the limitations on personal privacy/freedom so-called celebrities […]
Ana Tijoux is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.
Big Samir and Aja Black are a Muslim husband-wife duo who make some amazing conscious hip hop music.
Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop group made up of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun based in Oakland, California. Their style consists of a mixture of hip-hop influences with reggaeton, reggae, and dancehall.
PROFETAS sound has been influenced by traditional African & Latin music, African-Colombian and African-Caribbean sound (such as reggae and dance-hall).