Tag: hip hop

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA to The Michigan Citizen James “J Dilla” Yancey, the late Detroit music producer whose stardom has grown globally since his passing in 2006, is headed toward enshrinement in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. , announced the news at the ninth annual “D.C. Loves Dilla” event on July 17. The legendary […]

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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

| August 21, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool Jay’s private listening session in New York City.  He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II.  When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, what’s he trying to […]

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Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

| May 16, 2014

By Jimmie Davis Jr. Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry about. Recently, leaders […]

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Mobb Deep makes stunning return

Mobb Deep makes stunning return

| April 23, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Almost 20 years after the New York City-based, dark, underground hip-hop duo Mobb Deep released their sophomore full-length album, “The Infamous,” the group is taking a full circle approach to their 2014 album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.” Although Mobb Deep did not receive as much […]

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Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

| April 8, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I was going through my “news feed” on Facebook when I noticed a World Star Hip Hop video titled SMDH Clip Of The Week: All That In Front Of Your Kids?! I was in shock and curious all at the same time. So I played the video to learn how in two […]

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‘House music’ legend Frankie Knuckles gone at 59

‘House music’ legend Frankie Knuckles gone at 59

| April 2, 2014

If you aren’t a big fan of some genres of music, you might not know much about the legendary Frankie Knuckles but he was an innovator. Perhaps you’ve heard “The Whistle Song.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIdimVDuSEU&feature=kp) Knuckles concepts about created infectious beats and memorable melodies among a relentless, but smooth electronic rhythm section forever changed the urban musical […]

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Lord Jamar Praises Eminem In Interview With Vlad TV : TheSource

Lord Jamar Praises Eminem In Interview With Vlad TV : TheSource

| March 7, 2014

Lord Jamar Praises Eminem In Interview With Vlad TV pologod | The Lord gives respect due to the Shady CEO on Vlad interview By Tamara El Lord Jamar, one fourth of the dynamic hip-hop group Brand Nubian, praises Detroit rapper Eminem for worshipping black rappers; only months ago criticizing him after he took home a […]

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Rosie Perez Talks Life And Hip Hop : TheSource

Rosie Perez Talks Life And Hip Hop : TheSource

| March 4, 2014

Rosie Perez Talks Life And Hip Hop matthewwhitlock | March 3, 2014 | Actress and ultimate beauty queen, Rosie Perez, stopped by Hot 97 to catch up with her longtime friend Angie Martinez. the two discussed beef, childhood memories and Rosie’s current relationship with Hip Hop. Rosie recently released a new book,  Handbook For An […]

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