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BeatMakersFest: A Music Festival for Hip-Hop Enthusiasts Run Entirely by Students

BeatMakersFest: A Music Festival for Hip-Hop Enthusiasts Run Entirely by Students

The BeatMakersFest aims to promote the art of Hip-Hop musical composition and brings to surface the organic hidden talent throughout the region. Now is the time to submit your music to participate in the festival’s live battles.

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Interview With Up and Coming hip hop artist ELEVENAI

Interview With Up and Coming hip hop artist ELEVENAI

I want to make music that motivates people. I want to make them feel how powerful they are, make them want to level up in life, and remind them that they have the power to do so.
 

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PART 5 - Rap, Race & Riots (How the Rodney King Verdict Changed Hip Hop)

PART 5 - Rap, Race & Riots (How the Rodney King Verdict Changed Hip Hop)

 

The anger and frustrations of the community were put on display for the world to see, stores were burned and looted. While it was nowhere near the magnitude of LA, it was a reminder to America that you can only push a community so hard for so long until eventually they push back. All news media directed their efforts towards the happenings of Baltimore, and as fate would have it, all of these events occurred within days of the 23 year anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising. Maybe it’s a sign of things to come, or maybe its just a coincidence.

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Hip Hop Legend DJ Kool Herc Says Stop Being "Hood Rich", We Gotta OWN Some Things!

Hip Hop Legend DJ Kool Herc Says Stop Being "Hood Rich", We Gotta OWN Some Things!

Stop being hood rich. Be nation rich. Don't spoil something that came from nothing. Hip hop could build a charter school right now.We gotta own some things.

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BIGGIE and BED-STUY: The Art Album

BIGGIE and BED-STUY: The Art Album

Dawud Knuckles' exhibition brilliantly ushered visitors into making the connection between fine art and hip hop. Each selected art piece was presented as Biggie's lyrics personified! 

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Billion Dollar BLING - Diamonds in Sierra Leone

Billion Dollar BLING - Diamonds in Sierra Leone

'Bling' follows hip-hop's own Raekwon & Paul Wall, as well as reggaeton star Tego Calderón on their April 2006 voyage to Sierra Leone to gain insight into the country's diamond export industry. 

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Top 10 Hip Hop Songs About Hip Hop - #6

Here we go again! We continue with our Top 10 Hip Hop Songs about Hip Hop series...be sure to check back as we countdown the greats. Last week, we discussed the #7 spot. This week, we showcase #6. Check it out:

6. The ROOTS - What They Do

World population confront their frustration

 

The principles of true hip-hop have been forsaken

 

It's all contractual and about money makin

 

Thin is the line that run between love and hatred

The game is ill-natured, it's nothing sacred 

 

 

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Top 10 Hip Hop Songs About Hip Hop - #7

Top 10 Hip Hop Songs About Hip Hop - #7

Welcome Back to our Top 10 Hip Hop Songs about Hip Hop series! This week, we showcase the #7 spot.
 

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Help Hip Hop Scriptures Reach it's Funding Goal!

Help Hip Hop Scriptures Reach it's Funding Goal!

 

You can help by making a contribution to our IndieGoGo funding campaign: 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hip-hop-smithsonian

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LL Cool J sponsors the ACE Brand “A” Game Challenge

 

LL Cool J is a force in the entertainment biz. The Grammy-winning artist has not only tackled the music world, he has also won over audiences with his starring role on the CBS hit drama, NCIS: Los Angeles.

Now, the father of four is taking on a new challenge — the ACE Brand “A” Game Challenge, a contest that asks sports fans and aspiring young athletes to submit video entries showcasing their skills in sports for a chance to win $10,000. The campaign also benefits the non-profit organization, After-School All-Stars.

“My after-school experience was trying to keep my bus pass and hoping I could get home with my new sneakers on,” the star told Parade.com. “So anytime I can do something that benefits kids and gives them an opportunity to have an after-school experience, I’m 100 percent in.”

LL Cool J, 45, talked to Parade.com about going back to his New York roots, the upcoming 100th episode of NCIS: LA, the evolution of hip-hop, and more...read the rest of the interview here

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