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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Key Moments In Hip-Hop History

 


Hip hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates different elements of art. Before there was Lil Yachty, Young M.I.A., or YNW Melly, there was a world of hip hop artist who's name rain supreme even still today.


Back when music was real, artist had the opportunity to shine in their own distinctive way. Rap is one of the most distinctive features of hip-hop. Rappers use rhythm, lyrics, and vocal tone to express themselves. The best rappers are distinguished by their “flow” – the way the words run together without the performer getting tongue-tied.


Take this journey with me into the world of hip hop as we define all the odds to our culture. Note: When I mention hip hop, I don't mean rap music. They do not fit into the same category as each other.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Evolution Of Gangster Rap


Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. 

After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. Gangsta rap parallels other indigenous gang and crime-oriented forms of music, such as the narcocorrido genre of northern Mexico.

Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Has Rock-N-Roll Always Been Apart Of Hip-Hop Culture?


Yes Hip Hop has always been apart of the Rock culture! Rock and Rap song were some of the best ever made still today! For an institution that is dedicated to immortalizing rock and roll’s greatest heroes, there are many inductees in there who are not quite typically thought of as rock artists.

You’ve got Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, Miles Davis, Madonna, and Tupac in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The confusion behind these inductees lies not with the quality of their work, but rather the categorization of it.

There are four other artists who have been nominated but have yet to be inducted—Afrika Bambaataa, LL Cool J, Eric B. and Rakim, N.W.A—and four more groups who have been considered for the ballot but who have not yet been nominated—Boogie Down Productions, De La Soul, the Sugarhill Gang, and the Treacherous Three.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

"This Thing Called Hip Hop"


Hiphopbattle.com: One of the world's oldest hip hop websites specializing in urban progressive events and films. In 1999, Velocity Productions founded Hiphopbattle.com. It currently stands as one of the world’s oldest hip hop websites. In 2001, Velocity Productions completed the narrative feature film Hiphopbattle.com: HipHop for Life, which premiered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and later screened at the Sundance Film Festival (2002) and Acapulco Black Film Festival (2001). Following the success of Hip-Hop 4 Life, the company produced a national city vs. city mc battle documentary series. This fifth and final installment of the series, Hip Hop Life (2007) became one of the first streaming hip hop movies on Netflix. It is now available on both iTunes and Amazon. The original mission of the website was to end all violence within the culture of hip hop through the elevation of MC Battle competitions. Over the last decade, the website has evolved its mission into creating the Neo-Hip-Hop movement.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Marvel Announces Hip-Hop Variant Sampler




As All-New All-Different Marvel charges ahead, bringing the comics industry the most-popular characters, the biggest creators, and more – this blockbuster initiative also brought fans the red-hot sold out Hip-Hop Variant covers. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce fans will have another chance to get their hands on some of these exiting homages with the Hip-Hop Variant Sampler! Hitting comic shops on January 6th, this FREE sampler will help kick off the new year with a bang, bringing 14 of the most popular Hip-Hop Variants so back to comic shops!
“The hip-hop variants were a really special initiative that caught fire in the outside world,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, speaking with the New York Times. “We thought this was a great opportunity to highlight that and make it available to fans for free.”
At the intersection of Marvel comics and the world of hip-hop, this unique line of variant covers inspired by some of the most iconic and well received albums of all time has garnered mass-media attention the world over. Now, Marvel is starting 2016 off by bringing these sold-out covers back to comic shops!
“The Hip-Hop Variant Sampler is our way of saying thank you to the fans, but also to the retailers who have made All-New, All-Different Marvel a massive success,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “With the Hip-Hop variant covers being such a huge draw, our goal is to draw fans back to their local comic shop after the holidays end.”
Featuring art by industry legends, rising stars, and creators behind some of the explosive new Marvel titles – this FREE sampler features the following 14 Hip-Hop Variants, reprinted and represented for fans:
  • Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Stelfreeze
  • Doctor Strange #1 by Juan Doe
  • Ms. Marvel #1 by Jenny Frison
  • Extraordinary X-Men #1 by Sanford Greene
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 by Jeffrey Veregge
  • All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 by Jim Cheung
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Mike Del Mundo
  • Contest of Champions #1 by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Vision #1 by Vanesa Del Ray
  • All-New X-Men #1 by Ed Piskor
  • Web Warriors #1 by Damion Scott
  • All-New Inhumans #1 by Marco D’Alfonso
  • All-New Wolverine #1 by Keron Grant
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 by Mahmud Asrar
Hip-Hop and Marvel unite once more, joining these two unique forces together to celebrate the exciting world of comics, and the sound of a generation. Missed out on these red-hot variants the first time? Run, don’t walk to your local comic shop to get your copy of the Hip-Hop Variant Sampler when it drops on January 6th!
Retailers: Check your upcoming Marvel Mailer for ordering details. Retailers are strongly encouraged to check their orders on this hotly anticipated sampler.

HIP-HOP VARIANT SAMPLER

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Why New York Has Always Been Ground Breaking For Hip -hop Artist

 


Although 50, and Jay-Z may wear the crown as kings of New York, there surrounded by a number of thriving rappers like Nas who could make the claim and not be far off.


The Big Apple can also count on Biggie, Rakim, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, KRS-One, Mos Def, Slick Rick, Nikki Minaj, Run-D.M.C., Mase, and Wu Tang among its influential children, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to rappers from New York.


New York spawned some of the greatest rappers. The enduring spirit of New York hip-hop is unbridled confidence, limitless audacity. New York—and the Bronx specifically—is the birthplace of hip-hop.


The birthplace of hip-hop, mecca of the universe and even “the city that never sleeps” are some of the descriptive phrases that New York City is known for. On a hot summer night in the Bronx in 1973, DJ Kool Herc changed music forever. At his sister's back-to-school party on August 11—44 years ago today—he introduced what's since become recognized as hip-hop to an extremely enthusiastic audience.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Why Is Scareface The Most Loved Movie In Hip-Hop Culture?


The movie Scareface has been a huge staple in the hip hop community. Even rapper Jay-Z has dedicated countless rap lyrics and interludes to the film. The release of Scarface coincided with the rise of hip hop music.

The hip-hop community has single-handedly made the movie a cult classic. Even though the story of Tony Montana, a poor Cuban immigrant who quickly ascends through the ranks to become a drug kingpin, is actually a remake of a 1932 film of the same name.

Perhaps no movie has had as conspicuous an impact on hip-hop, and more specifically the genre’s gangsta  variation, as “Scarface,” Brian De Palma’s 1983 crime saga about the rise-and-fall of a Cuban refugee who  becomes a powerful Miami drug lord.  Since its release, “Scarface” has lent its dialogue, music, fashion and  imagery to countless rap artists and their songs, such as Notorious B.I.G’s “10 Crack Commandments” and Mobb  Deep’s “It’s Mine.”

The 20th  Anniversary Special Edition DVD of “Scarface,” released in 2003, also includes a short documentary on how the  film has influenced hip-hop culture and music, consisting mainly of interviews with many prominent hip-hop  personalities and delving into the impact “Scarface” has had on their lives and careers.

Even from the most basic observations, one can easily see why a film like “Scarface” has seized the imagination  of pop-culture in general and hip-hop culture in particular.  On the surface, there is the celebration of  indulgent wealth and conspicuous consumption that characterizes much of gangsta rap, as exemplified by Tony  Montana’s garish chest medallions, designer outfits and Porsche coupe.


In  some ways, this description can also be applied to gangsta rappers, who, as part of their craft, create public  personas that can also range from “brilliant” to “unforgivably flamboyant” (artists such as Tupac Shakur and 50  Cent come to mind).

In framing Tony Montana’s origins around the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, the film also manages to slip in a political  dimension to the issue of violent crime, by thematizing Tony’s status as an impoverished refugee.  This shares  with hip-hop the desire to address disfranchisement and disempowerment as a social problem, as many rappers  with origins in ghettos can relate to Tony’s status as a social and economic outsider.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Whitewash Hip-Hop

Rapper Iggy Azalea performs at Irving Plaza on May 5, 2014, in New York. When asked about Forbes’ claim that hip-hop is run by a white, blond, Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea, incumbent queen bee Nicki Minaj laughed hysterically. The financial magazine may be qualified to calculate the $250 million valuation of Nicki’s Myx Fusions Moscato wine coolers, Nicki reasoned, but only the hip-hop community can bequeath the throne to Iggy.

One week later, Iggy Azalea became the only artist since the 1964 Beatles to have her first two singles occupy the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the fourth female emcee to hit No. 1 on the chart. Nicki has yet to claim the No. 1 spot.

However, the coronation of Iggy as one of the most successful rappers in history has occurred without much support from the imagined hip-hop community or from black people not invested in her brand. Funkmaster Flex has called her music “trash,” and Iggy’s hit singles have received little airplay on Top 40 “urban,” hip-hop radio stations. Reviews of her album The New Classic have beenlukewarm at best. Even XXL, which made her the first female inductee of the magazine’s Freshman Class, admits that the music doesn’t live up to the hype.

But Iggy is also an heiress to white supremacy, the mix of unearned racial privilege and racial fetish that has historically made black music without black people big business. Her aspiration to be like the Rolling Stones, not just tie the Beatles’ record, should give pause: Does Iggy really want to emulate white rockers that plundered the music and swagger of black musicians like Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry?

In 1981 Debbie Harry’s “Rapture” magically became the first “rap” song to hit No. 1 on Billboard and the first rap song that MTV chose to air. In 1983 the plotline of Charlie Ahern’s classic film Wild Stylewas driven by white downtown art collectors who threatened to destroy the uptown graffiti scene. White emcees—besides the Beastie Boys and 3rd Bass—were banished to the underground in the early 1990s when Vanilla Ice almost became the “Elvis of rap.”

Most post-Eminem talk about the problem of whiteness has been coded in conspiracy theories involving the Illuminati or the gay mafia. Hip-hop’s reigning philosopher Lord Jamar is currentlyusing the metaphor of white artists being guests in the house of hip-hop. If Miley Cyrus and Macklemore keep drinking out of the milk carton and leaving their dirty socks on the floor, black people reserve the right to kick them out. We will see if Lord Jamar has the power to evict Justin Bieber for the n–ger jokes.

Monday, February 15, 2021

What Is Your Favorite Rap Group?

 


Every now and then, a hip-hop music group breaks through the barriers to the big screen. Run-DMC's place as the most influential rap group and undeniably one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all-time.


Fans Favorite created this thread for hip-hop lovers and viewers of the Wrap Up Magazine to engage on. "We want to know which rap group is your most favorite?"

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Bay Area Artist Unlearn The World Releases The New Album "Light Years" | @UnlearnTheWorld

 
San Francisco-based artist UnLearn The World releases his brand new 16-track project Light Years, now available on all digital streaming platforms.

No rookie to the game, UnLearn The World is a seasoned veteran in his own right, honing his mic skills growing up in New York City and taking his artistry to another level once relocating to The Bay Area. An incredible rapper, producer, engineer, teacher, father, and more there’s really nothing that UnLearn The World can’t do. Most recently known for his hosting and freestyle skills at San Francisco’s once-weekly event Return Of The Cypher held in the legendary Fillmore District, Unlearn The World has also been setting the Bay Area live music scene on fire with recent performances with the founding members of Wu-Tang, touring with KRS-One, and so much more.

On his latest release, Light Years, UnLearn shows how diverse his artistry goes. Speaking on a number of relevant topics UnLearn The World effortlessly covers gentrification, love, religion, his come up, and so much more. With a little bit of everything from soulful D’Angelo samples to hard-hitting bangers, Unlearn also handles most of the production on Light Years, again showing us how deep his dedication to the craft goes. It’s no easy accomplishment being a father and rising artist in America’s most expensive city but somehow, someway Unlearn The World pulls it all together effortlessly. One thing is for sure Light Years is packed with bars, with just a few minutes of listening to this rapper you’ll hear his wordplay and deliver is just different. Be sure to follow UnLearn The World on Instagram and Twitter to stay tapped in with upcoming music and events.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Did Benny The Butcher Bring Real Rap Back

 

Every since rapper Nas did the album Hip Hop Is Dead that's when you saw hip hop/rap became more dumbed down than ever with more lack of commercial raps on the media or on radio stations, at the time real rap was unheard of unless if you was really a hip hop head that was looking for rap on mixtapes or searching on YouTube. In 2010 an empire of hip hop has begun and that's with Griselda Records with artists like Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher.
When you hear songs like Legend, Forever Ft Lil Wayne and Big Sean, Roy Jones Ft Dark Lo,
and Crown For Kings Ft Black Thought.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Reigng - French (feat. Ashley Pater)

 

South Florida producer creates trippy, lo-fi, airy take on hip-hop with new single ‘French’ 

MIAMI, FL – A chill track paired with hard-hitting 808s comes together for a unique new take on the R&B/hip-hop fusion with the new single “French” from Miami-based artist Reigng. This modern-day love song has a definitive hip-hop feel, thanks to the beats produced by Reigng, but its chill, laid-back vibe is distinctly R&B and perfectly suits the one-of-a-kind vocals of UK artist Shango SK. The two linked up through a mutual friend in the music industry, and collaborated with a third artist named Ashley Pater from Canada to create this soon-to-be-hit that’s slated to drop across all streaming platforms on June 4.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Lejetski - Univers ++ Banger

 


French rapper Lejetski melds spirituality with heart and soul of hip-hop on energetic debut single 

PARIS, FRANCE – Spirituality meets hip-hop and rap with upbeat vibes on new music from Parisian artist Lejetski, co-founder of the label French Slime Rich with Issa Smith. With a punchy vibe filled with lots of energy ready to get fans all over the world turnt up, this 20-year-old artist’s fresh new sound is paving the way for a whole new niche within the hip-hop genre. His latest single “Univers ++ Banger” is his introduction to the world, and brings to light his mission to bring spirituality to the world of hip-hop and rap. It’s his debut single – and when it comes to debuts, this is one of the most outstanding to hit the music industry in a long time. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Sauce Walka’s Manager Big Trill and Major Hip Hop Artists Offer A Unique Promotion Opportunity for Unsigned Artists

 


Keeping up with various rumors and moving forward to print based on information on hand is challenging as every platform wants to break a story first. HipHopOverload apologetically retracted there previous article “Sauce Walka Manager Big Trill Exposed for Million Dollar Plus Instagram Scam using The Game, DMX, Jadakiss, Fat Joe and others IG Accounts Targeting Unsigned Rappers,” and presented a new report based on further research and information. They have verified that not only is this not a scam, it is an amazing unique opportunity for up and coming artists and those individuals/companies looking for promotion with major artists in the Hip Hop Industry.

Video Proof of Successful unsigned artist that Big Trill’s program helped get notarity and signed:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 5 Hottest Joseline Hernandez Photos

+Joseline Hernandez is The Wrap-Up Magazine's next top models. She has been placed in our top 5 hottest women of all time. 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's' Joseline Hernandez has been suspended off season 4 of the new show.
 Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez may be finally getting reprimanded for their violent behavior on the season three reunion of "Love & Hip Hop" with her missing on the new season. This is one hot model that will be missed on the new season.
 Joseline Hernandez, a Miami native, is a Latin entertainer who was discovered by now husband, Stevie J. How much do we know about Joseline Harnendez from "Love And Hip-Hop Atlanta,"the 34-year-old aspiring rapper from Miami?
 Joseline Hernandez is an American-Latina rapper who is currently starring on the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop. Joseline Hernandez is the highest paid star of VH1's Love & Hop Hop Atlanta. Her season 2 salary is $150000.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

GeeForce42 - Mastermind

Geeforce420 shows he’s a master of his craft with latest single ‘Mastermind’ 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Martial arts meets hip-hop in powerful ways on the new single from West Coast artist Geeforce420. “Mastermind” is an upbeat, anthemic hip-hop groove from this master of rap who doubles as a practitioner of the martial artist. He’s an artist who has been on a mission to build a bridge between his two loves – hip-hop and martial arts – and with this latest single he has indeed accomplished that.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist Who Made The Biggest Impact In Our Hip-hop Community


These Lima, Ohio artist has stepped up to the plate and will leave there musical legacy over the city's rap culture. The Buckeye state has no shortage of celebrities, but these Top Five artist sure stood out among the rest.


Even though Eastside Po was not mentioned in the article, he is next up on the rising artist list.


Were not saying that these are the best artist from Lima, Ohio, but I am noting that these are the artist who legacy will continue on through time.


In contrast with its East Coast, West Coast and Southern counterparts, Midwest hip hop has very few constants in style or production. Midwest hip hop's first dose of national popularity came in the mid-90s with the extremely fast-paced rappers known as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Cleveland), Twista (Chicago), Tech N9ne (Kansas City), Atmosphere (Minneapolis), and Eminem (Detroit).


But Ohio, in general, has a rich musical history that makes it one of the most important states when it comes to the evolution of sound in various genres. Everything from shock rock and industrial metal to funk and R&B developed in the Lima, Ohio area.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Top 5 Reasons DJs Make The Best Producers


Those who know their history understand that DJing is the fundamental element of Hip Hop. Before the MPC, SP1200 or FLStudio, Emcees rocked over instrumental beds provided by DJs. The role of today’s hip hop producers is the natural evolution of this relationship, and here are 5 reasons DJs make the best producers.

If you want to be Hip Hop’s next big Producer, don’t purchase Fruityloops or Reason.... BUY SERATO! While that may sound odd, a quick look at some of Hip Hop’s top hit makers will clearly illustrate the strong connection between DJing and great production. Just google the discography of DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Timbaland or Swizz Beats, all of which cut their teeth as DJs prior to becoming some of the most influential producers in hip hop.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hip-Hop Resurrection Is Back

The website that focuses on unsigned entertainment is back online. Hip-Hop Resurrection.com has returned to the online community. Instantly, they decide to release a new mixtape of some of the hottest growing unsigned hype the internet has the offer. Download your free copy of the 21 track playlist.

Hip-Hop Resurrection.com is a Brooklyn Born group of entrepreneurs in all aspects of Hip Hop culture trying to keep the industry from fully watering down Hip Hop. Check out the official site by click the link below.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Diddy Reigns Supreme As Hip-Hop Cash Kings

Forbes is back with their Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, and for the second consecutive year, Diddy reigns supreme. The hip-hop mogul sits atop the list, raking in a cool $62 million over the past year. Much of the money isn't from music, but rather his very lucrative Ciroc vodka deal and other ventures. However, he hasn't let the stage entirely as his Bad Boy Reunion Tour runs through the fall.

Coming in second is Jay Z, earning $53.5 million over the past year. Hov cashed in on his Roc Nation entertainment company, Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac and other ventures. Rounding out the top three is Dr. Dre, pulling in $41 million. Its been two years since he scored the highest single-year payday in history for any living celebrity, mostly from Apple's $3 billion Beats buyout. Though he's no longer No. 1 like he was in 2014, he's still pocketing cash from the deal and from NWA's biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Since 2007, the first year of the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, three of the top earners have remained the same. Ten years ago Jay Z topped the genre’s high earners with $34 million, ahead of third-ranked Diddy ($28 million) and Dr. Dre (No. 5, $20 million). Ten years later, those three still comprise the top spots, though in 2016 each one more than doubled their dollar take-homes from 2007′s tally. Over the last decade, Dre is the highest-earning hip-hop act with $923 million pretax, Jay Z is ranked second with $501.5 million, and Diddy is third with $435 million.

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