Redesigning NBA Logos As Hip-Hop Artists, Because The Two Are Already Indelibly Intertwined

Redesigning NBA Logos As Hip-Hop Artists, Because The Two Are Already Indelibly Intertwined
Dr. James Naismith may have invented the game of basketball when he drew up his famous and expensive 13 original rules on December 21, 1891, but the game today assimilated the majority of its moves and traditions from the inner-city playgrounds and …
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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Adds Hotel, Retail, & Performance Venue to New Manhattan Hip Hop Museum…
NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — After two decades of development, the Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame (“HHHOF”) is poised to become “the Hip-Hop institution of record for the 21st century,” as reported in Billboard Magazine. The organization kicks off …
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Hip-hop and politics have a long history behind the mic
This weekend one of hip-hop’s hottest acts, Drake, lent his talent to protest offshore drilling. On Sunday, the 23-year-old rapper performed at the Stop The Offshore Drilling rally at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. In May, hip-hop veteran Talib …
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Hip-hop responds to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ verse

Hip-hop responds to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ verse
Kendrick Lamar started a hip-hop battle royale Monday when he called out rappers by name with his verse in Big Sean’s Control. Lamar dropped the gauntlet with a chorus that included these lyrics: “I’m usually homeboys with the same n—– I’m rhymin’ with …
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Rocky Rivera on The Jacka’s appreciation for the Hip Hop culture (Jack History Month 2017)
@RockyRivera stopped by to explain how The Jacka was more than just a rapper. He really appreciated all of the elements of Hip-Hop culture. Surprisingly the rapper known as The Jack Artist was capable of break dancing. Check out what the rapper and …
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VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2016: 10 Best and Worst Moments
After a six-year hiatus, VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors returned on Monday night with a program dedicated entirely to female rappers. Since the show debuted in 2004, it has done much to pay tribute to hip-hop innovators, but males have dominated the proceedings.
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Ten Hip-Hop Albums You Must Own

musicTen Hip-Hop Albums You Must Own
Vinyl LPs at big discount prices from the uDiscover store. Browse albums now Over a decade after it was born, hip-hop matured enough to be considered an “albums genre”, its finest Golden Age proponents issuing statements of intent that expanded both …
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This Hip-Hop Party Takes Brunching To A New Level
Everyone knows brunch is the best meal of the day. But what we didn’t realize is that we could be having much more fun with our brunches. A party in London called Hip Hop Brunch LDN is taking brunching to a whole new level, Elite Daily reports. The menu is …
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10 Of Our Favorite Female Empowering Hip Hop Artists
Hip hop gets a bad rep. Look, while I’m the first person to say that it’s possible to like things that are problematic, I’ll also be the first person to call out any hip hop artists who are sexist, homophobic jerks with lyrics to match. But people …
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One playlist proves Mike WiLL Made-It was behind most of 2016’s game-changing hip-hop

musicOne playlist proves Mike WiLL Made-It was behind most of 2016’s game-changing hip-hop
Music was 2016’s saving grace. Every time it felt like giving up and retreating into a Netflix hole was a good idea, a new anthem or album dropped to save the party. Not every offering will be remembered years from now (the Chainsmoker’s “Closer” and …
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Before #Blacklivesmatter, there was hip-hop
Long before there was Eric Garner or Michael Brown, there was Eleanor Bumpers, Amadou Diallo and several others. And long before people spoke out against injustice on social media, joining their voices with the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter, there was hip-hop.
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Exploring The Intersection Of Hip-Hop And Social Justice
To understand the awesome shared history of hip-hop and activism you have to acknowledge that while music can shine a light on injustice, it can’t, on its own, heal the wounds of oppression. We’re not all waiting for that perfect anthem to save the day.
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Kanye West, Jay Z and Vic Mensa Added to Marvel Hip-Hop Variant Covers Series

musicKanye West, Jay Z and Vic Mensa Added to Marvel Hip-Hop Variant Covers Series
Marvel is back with another edition of their Hip-Hop Variant Cover series, where they redo popular rap album covers with your favorite Marvel comic book characters. This time around Kanye West, Jay Z and Vic Mensa get the comic book treatment. Kanye West …
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Fri 8:30 | Climate Change Explained By Hip-Hop Beat
Maybe they just need to hear the facts a different way. How about through rap? Done already… Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist who has even put Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in rap form. He takes on climate change in “The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos.
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“The Breaks” Soundtrack Is Strictly For Hip-Hop Heads
If you’re a true fan of the golden age of hip-hop, the soundtrack from VH1’s upcoming film, The Breaks, is about to give you a dose of the real. The Breaks tells the story of Nikki Jones (played by Afton Williamson), a hip-hop obsessed exec-in-the …
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New York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey

musicNew York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey
The Nutcracker gets a whole new vibe with this show. AFAR Local is our weekly insider guide to the best of what’s happening in cities around the U.S. Behind the Book’s Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser Put your Thursday happy hour to a good cause with …
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Growing Up Hip Hop: Layla “Turning Into A Train Wreck” Says Master P
On the Growing Up Hip Hop episode ‘Straight Trippin’, while Boogie receives shocking news about his DUI case and Kristinia gets a lead from a private investigator about her father, Romeo and his dad Master P are in the No Limit studio. But they’re …
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The Man Who Invented Hip Hop
It’s about an hour past lunchtime, and the man who invented hip-hop is nowhere to be found. The restaurant on Lenox Avenue where we’d planned to meet is closed–and has been for two weeks, according to a passerby. A call from a publicist is even less …
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10 Hip-Hop Albums For People Who Don’t Like Hip-Hop

Generated by IJG JPEG Library10 Hip-Hop Albums For People Who Don’t Like Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop is firmly entrenched into the American musical landscape, having emerged out of American politics and musical styles a mere 42 years ago. It can be a divisive genre, though, and those out there who claim not to really feel it perhaps have only ever …
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KRS Plans New Hip-Hop Religion With ‘Gospel of Hip Hop’
Rap pioneer KRS-One has bigger plans for Hip-Hop as he’s announced that he will soon release The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument, a 600-page book that examines the spirituality of the culture. The Boogie Down Production s Teacha said his new …
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The GODS Of Hip-Hop: A Reflection On The Five Percenter Influence On Rap Music & Culture
“We were beginner’s in the hood as Five Percenters / But something must’ve got in us, ‘cause all of us turned to sinners…” -AZ on Nas’ “Life’s a Bi#ch” Hip-Hop has lost its way… or shall we say balance. While flaunting money and …
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Dance This Week: HipHop Dancing, Limón Festival and ‘Harlequinade’

musicDance This Week: HipHop Dancing, Limón Festival and ‘Harlequinade’
It’s odd that New York, where hip-hop and break dancing took form in the 1970s, has had no regular festival of hip-hop dance, the form that gave rise to many of the innovations of our era (Memphis jookin, for example). By contrast, Sadler’s Wells …
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Hiphop artist Macklemore to visit OC high school despite parents’ complaints
That still rings true in 2015, especially for students at Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo. They were dealt a blow Monday when their principal advised them that a visit from hip-hop artist Macklemore was turned down after a group of parents …
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DMC, Big Freedia, and More Join VH1’s Special Love & Hip Hop: Out in Hip Hop
With all the social chatter about Miles and Milan’s relationship on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, VH1 has produced an incredible new special about homosexuality in the hip hop community. The hour-long LHH: Out In Hip Hop special will feature some of the …
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When HipHop First Went Corporate

musicWhen HipHop First Went Corporate
“Back then, part of the excitement within the hip-hop subculture, as it still was at that time, was the dawning realization of the potential for hip-hop marketization,” says Eithne Quinn, a senior lecturer in American Studies at the University of …
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Tyga Sued For Nearly 5000 In Back Rent
Tyga Sued For Nearly $ 125,000 In Back Rent · Tupac’s Videographer Says Suge Knight Wasn’t Shot As Claimed, Details “7 Dayz” Documentary · Ill Bill Talks “Kill Devil Hills,” Rejecting “Hip Hop Alex Jones” Title · Mac Shawn Recalls Tenure With E-40 …
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The Evolution of ‘Love & Hip Hop
When the pilot for Love & Hip Hop took off, fans were ecstatic about the idea to get a glimpse into some of their favorite artists’ lives and relationships. At the beginnings of reality TV, it was intriguing to get access into the personal lives of …
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The Most Iconic Hats In Hip-Hop + R&B

musicThe Most Iconic Hats In Hip-Hop + R&B
Hip-hop and R&B embody their own styles as much as they do sounds, and hats play a part of the sartorial side to either genre. From Ne-Yo’s fedoras to Busta Rhymes’ Dr. Seuss hat, these are the hats that became like limbs to the hip-hop and R&B artists …
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Meet James Davis, Three Siblings Making The R&B They Always Wanted
The downcast R&B ballad, with its booming tom drums and piano chords, unfurls as aimlessly as the ride, without a clear hook to hang on to. Yes, they can be cool, but am I not the exception? vocalist Jess croons. It’s a question that the 26-year-old …
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SXSW 2015 Saturday Hip-Hop and R&B Highlights: Young Thug, Travis Scott
We have survived the five days of the Music portion of SXSW, and it is accurate to say it wrapped with a bang. See our recaps of Travis Scott and Young Thug’s co-headlining set at the Yahoo space, John Legend and his five mentees, plus YG, and Zoë …
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