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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.

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.

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. 

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, 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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Rise of Hip-Hop's First Record Label

 


Hip-hop's first record label was Sugar Hill Records, founded in 1979. The label's first release was the single "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang. This single is credited with helping to popularize hip-hop and rap music and is considered one of the first commercially successful hip-hop songs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

How hip hop introduces a cultural variety

 


Let’s look at three other examples of how cinema glorifies hip hop to expand your understanding of principal human values. These works can be used to study cultures, sociology, psychology, and other important disciplines.


“Take the Lead.” This 2006 film directed by Liz Friedlander tells about the classical ball dancing teacher and a bunch of teenage ruffians forming an unbreakable bond and creating a whole new style. It’s not a cheap drama but a powerful work with remixes of famous jazz songs that can truly make you dance. It encourages youngsters to rely on themselves, not someone else’s assistance.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Jay Z Talks Beef With Mobb Deep

 


Jay-Z has become one of the biggest legends in the history of hip-hop, but that definitely doesn’t mean everyone has to like him. He’s been no stranger to a big list of feuds, with people from Nas to Tupac. There’s a reason for that. He hasn’t always been a titan of the industry like he is now. 

Friday, August 6, 2021

The Lox vs Dipset Verzuz Battle

 


The gloves were off between New York icons The LOX and The Diplomats for their highly-anticipated Verzuz showdown. New York City was buzzing with infectious energy weeks before the marquee event, with supporters on both sides making their claims on who would come out on top. Flocks of fans trekked to Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden for a sold-out show that had everything a lover of New York hip-hop could ask for.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Did Roc-A-Fella Bring Air Force 1's Into Hip-Hop?

 


Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke joins us to discuss the return of his label's famous Nike Air Force 1 collab, hip-hop's influence on sneaker culture, and his thoughts on shoe deals for Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Cardi B Wins Best Female Hip-Hop Artist


Sorry for all the Nicki Minaj fans as Cardi B has been pronounced the best female rapper of 2018.

Minaj officially announced her fourth album, Queen, on the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala; the album was scheduled to be released on June 15, 2018. Its lead single, "Chun-Li", was released on April 12, 2018, and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Every since Nicki released her Pink Friday album, she has been on top of the world until now. BET has announced that Cardi B will be leading the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist in 2018.

Cardi B was added to Celebrity Net Worth on January 12, 2016 with a net worth of $400 thousand. Her net worth was updated to $1.5 million on February 9, 2017 and then again to $4 million on September 25 2017.

Cardi B is an up and coming hip hop artist; and in 2018, Cardi B's net worth is estimated to be $8 million. This figure is 400% higher than 2016, and guaranteed to increase during 2018.

Cardi B hit the big screen with Bodak Yellow and took off from their. Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an .... On January 18, 2018, Cardi B became the first woman to have five top 10 singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

The culture of music sure has changed throughout the years. Take a look at some other articles thats also trending below.

Drake Named Best Male Pop Artist 2018

Lil Wayne Tops All Mixtapes For 2018

R. Kelly Named King Of R&B


Sunday, June 16, 2024

Can Rap Music Be Positive?

 


Many rap artists use their lyrics to comment on social and political issues, raising awareness about topics such as inequality, racism, poverty, and injustice. Many don't. 70 percent of Americans believed that rap had an overall negative impact on society.


Rap music, in-spite of the negativity and controversy that often surrounds it, can have a positive influence on listeners and expand their consciousness.It can reduce depression and anxiety, improve emotional expression, expand communication and interpersonal skills, and potentially lift one's self-esteem.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

These Are The Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist That Left The Biggest Impact In Music


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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wu-Tang Clan Inks New Deal


Downtown Music Publishing announced the signing of global publishing administration agreements with Wu-Tang Productions, and owners Robert “RZA” Diggs and Mitchell “Divine” Diggs, to represent the iconic hip-hop group’s interest in songs from its back catalog of classic albums, as well as select works co-written or produced by individual Wu-Tang Clan members for solo releases, affiliates and other artists. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The writers represented under the deals include co-founders Ghostface Killah, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, RZA and U-God.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Nicki Minaj Goes After Iggy Azalea

The baddest chick in the game have something to say about White Hip-Hop. Nicki Minaj had a lot to say about her future plans on the industry this past weekend. She proceeds on to post three additional posts, adding a line to the caption for each.

Fans responded to the post insisting the “No Frauds” artist take down the post, and Minaj responded to her fans declaring she will not take the post down!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hip-Hop Mixtape Site Being Sued

A number of the largest record labels have sued Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape website and app. Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records and Universal Music Group accuse Spinrilla’s operators of copyright infringement and claim damages that could reach millions of dollars.

Mixtapes have been part of the hip-hop culture for years, and one of such most popular online services today is Spinrilla. It allows users to stream and download tracks from its site or mobile app and accounts for hundreds of thousands of monthly users. The service got sued by the music labels, which claim that Spinrilla facilitates copyright infringement, allegedly offering over 21,000 tracks of music artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West.

The plaintiffs estimated that the Spinrilla Android app had been downloaded and installed several million times and was among the most popular music apps offered on the Google Play store. However, Spinrilla is not just another pirate website: the service was incorporated in the US, earns money through advertising and recently partnered with AOL.

At the same time, the RIAA believes that Spinrilla has crossed a line by offering copyrighted music without permission and hopes that the record labels will be compensated through the lawsuit and that an injunction will take Spinrilla offline. The copyright holders point out that consumers have access to millions of music tracks from innovative legitimate platforms and services that pay creators, and Spinrilla’s way of business has no place in today’s music marketplace.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Should Whites Use The N-Word?


The n-word is unique in the English language. On one hand, it is the ultimate insult- a word that has tormented generations of African Americans. Yet over time, it has become a popular term of endearment by the descendents of the very people who once had to endure it. Among many young people today—black and white—the n-word can mean friend.

Futuristic sat down with DJ Vlad in this exclusive clip to discuss race and length and his upbringing as a biracial kid. He discusses being at shows and encouraging his white fans to say the N-word and how the N-word itself is the most loaded word in the world. Futuristic also explains how Trump brings hate back to life.

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