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Hip-Hop Revolution

The Museum of the City of New York presents HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper, an exhibition that shows the historic early days of hip-hop culture and music, with its roots firmly in New York, and how it evolved towards the worldwide phenomenon it is today. Bringing together for the first time the work [...]

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On Thursday January 29th, Adidas gets their A THOUSAND WORDS on. Our favorite old school brand is curating "a one of a kind exhibition" celebrating the Adidas Superstar's street roots. The show will feature works by photographers: Sue Kwon, Brock Fetch, Shadi, Christina Rinaldi, Chandler Kennedy and our good friend, Jamel Shabazz, among others. The [...]

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Remembering Hip-Hop's King of Beats, Larry Smith

Rest In Beats, Lawrence Michael "Larry" Smith. Your sonic footprint in Hip-Hop remains unmatched and your timeless beats will rock on way past the break o’ dawn.

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Nothing says classic Hip-Hop like the documentary film, Style Wars. On the 30th anniversary of the film's 1984 release, "The indispensable document of Hip-Hop culture" is finally available in Hi-Definition Blu-ray. The word "exciting" would be an understatement. After a successful fundraiser to restore the film's original and very damaged negative to Hi-Def, Style Wars has [...]

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Check The Technique Volume 2

Our Beantown brethren and Hip-Hop connoisseur Brian Coleman is up to it again. His hot new book Check The Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies has officially dropped and we couldn't be happier.    Presenting never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The [...]

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Freeway: Crack in the Systyem

FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity – more compelling than fiction, it’s the real story behind America’s longest war. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) exposes how the infiltration of crack-cocaine destroyed inner-city neighborhoods across the [...]

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Happy Birthday Hip-Hop!

41 years ago, in a small rec-room in the Bronx New York, Hip-Hop was happening.  On August 11,1973, Clive "DJ Kool Herc" Campbell DJed for his sister Cindy's "Back to School Jam" at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., --officially recognized as the "Birthplace of Hip-Hop"-- and sparked a cultural revolution."I wrote out the invites on index cards, so all Herc [...]

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Grammy nominated, internationally celebrated DJ / Producer Kenny Dope does it again.  KAY-DEE RECORDS, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its “Book Series.” Kenny’s vision for Kay-Dee’s first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known [...]

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Here I Am

   Bronx native Lisa Leone has come a long way. I met Lisa back in 2005 as one of the co-stars of the cult classic film Just For Kicks, which she co-directed.  My experience on set with Lisa was such a pleasure, I gave her a pair of vintage fat laces from my old school stash as a [...]

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Born In The U.S.A.

30 years ago this month, Bruce Springsteen was literally "Boss." Bruce's smash hit 'Born in the U.S.A.' off his seventh studio album of the same name was the anthem in the summer of '84 and still sounds as spirited and relevant as ever.  Although Nuyorican blood flows through these veins, much like Bruce, [...]

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