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Coming from Los Angeles, California are the very heavy, eclectic hip hop beats of TOKiMONSTA. However, it is very hard to describe the sound of 24 year-old Jennifer Lee. With a background in entertainment advertising, it’s puzzling how this “Jack-of-all-Genres” got to where she is today. [pagebreak] Her passion for creating beats and enthralling remixes […]

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    Wale is finally getting back to basics by dropping a new mixtape on August 3rd entitled More About Nothing. This is his sequel mixtape to 2008’s A Mixtape About Nothing. The DC emcee first caught attention of hip-hop heads everywhere back in 2007 when he released his remix of ‘D.A.N.C.E.’ by the popular […]

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The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival produced by the Brooklyn Bodega is a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. This years festival will take place between July 5th- July 10th, 2010. The new week long format features a showcase of independent local, national and international talent, panels, film, theater, and of course Main Day performances, and the […]

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The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival produced by the Brooklyn Bodega is a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. This years festival will take place between July 5th- July 10th, 2010. The new week long format features a showcase of independent local, national and international talent, panels, film, theater, and of course Main Day performances, and the […]

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Sia.  We Are Born.  Clap Your Hands.  These are names you are going to hear all summer long, cause this is one of the best albums of the year.  When I first heard Sia’s voice five or six years ago, I fell in love.  I was driving in a car with a good friend of […]

I know the hip-hop community is mostly affiliated with others sports such as basketball, football, and even some cases baseball. But here are some reasons why everyone especially black hip-hop lovers both young and old should care about the World Cup in South Africa   FIRST WORLD CUP EVER HELD ON AFRICAN CONTINENT Yes it […]

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As round one ends in the fight between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, I can’t help but wonder are there any more contenders? Where is the next female MC hiding? Is she a full-time student waiting to be discovered? Is she a full-time hustler waiting to be discovered? Hip-Hop is at a peak right now, […]

Chicago, Illinois is one of the most popular and soulful cities in the U.S. Now I’ve never been to the chi, but I would love to visit this great city one day. Being a city boy from New York City, I can understand why I want to visit Chicago. The city life is a great […]

News

by Russell Simmons I will admit without reservation that I am proud that hip hop changed the language of American culture, and also the language of inclusion in the rest of the world.  But that was nothing compared to what social media has done.  Social media is the new hip hop, the new rock and […]

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It’s plain and simple. In an age where intelligence and professionalism are more imperative than ever, who better to represent hip-hop, the new American mainstream, than this duo who has it all. On the road traveling to their next show in Mississippi, I caught up with Kidz in the Hall, hip hop duo made up […]

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Kevin Liles is a certified OG in the music game. His legend goes back to the Milli Vanilli days, all the way to present day Trey Songz success. GG got a chance to holla at the man that helped shape the careers of every one on the Def Jam roster like LL Cool J and […]

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Are you an avid hip-hop head? Can you recite the lyrics to ‘Eric B Is President’ in your sleep? Do you fondly remember the golden era of KRS-One, A Tribe Called Quest and Big Daddy Kane? If the answer to these questions is yes then you might want to check out Hip-Hop karaoke. This monthly […]