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Synthetic Substitution – Melvin Bliss Doc

The Beat lives on… Real cool insight into one of my fave breakbeats. check out both clips. you dig. Synthetic Substitution (1973) was sampled in over 300 records inc: Ego Trippin’ by Ultramagnetic MC’s (1986) Saturday Night by Schoolly...

Sample This (Incredible Bongo Band)

Sample This – The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band “The Gunshots That Rang Out In The Summer Of 1968 Started A musical Revolution.” A documentary looks at the impact and the story behind one of the most important...

Benji Blunt – Adidas Hipology Custom Shoe

“I feel that customising classic B-Boy shoes is as much ‘Hip Hop’ as ripping samples on an Akai MPC60 or juggling old breaks from rare vinyl. It is about reinvention; taking something and making it your own” Benji Blunt &...

The Art of Rap

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Official 2012 Trailer (HD) SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP is a feature length performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is Rap music. At the wheel of this unstoppable beast...

Graffiti pioneer “Stay High 149” R.I.P.

Seminal graffiti artist Wayne Roberts, better known as “Stay High 149,” the tag he painted on New York City subway cars throughout the early ’70s, died June 11th from complications of liver disease in the Bronx, N.Y. He was...

Visioneers – Hipology (album review & listening)

Hipology | Old To The New – Ryan Proctor’s Beats, Rhymes & Hip-Hop Nostalgia. Visioneers Album featured on AOL Music Listening Party Visioneers – “Hipology” (BBE/Omniverse) Looking at the cover of the latest project from multi-talented London-based producer Marc Mac...

DJ Mean Gene (The L Brothers)

Hip Hop Pioneer, DJ Mean Gene’s history and involvement in the Hip Hop Culture. DJ Mean Gene is from the “old school” with a ton of knowledge and has had a major impact on what we call Hip Hop...

Ultramagnetic MC’s – Bronx Bombers (1992)

Ultramagnetic – Bronx Bombers THE SOURCE • JUNE 1992. by Reef “In London and Europe there are a lot rebellious young people. And hardcore music itself is rebellious, and so is rap culture. They studied rap like scientists.” FLIP...

Red Alert signs off Kiss

Hip Hop legend DJ Red Alert signed off from Kiss 98.7. in his own words from his facebook page: “AS I’M ABOUT TO DO MY FINAL SHOW ON 98.7 KISS FM (10PM – 12 MIDNIGHT EST), I CALL IT...

DOUG PRAY & ROGER GASTMAN – INFAMY

INFAMY is an intense journey into the dangerous lives and obsessed minds of six of Americas most prolific graffiti artists of late. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Doug Pray (Hype! and Scratch) who teamed up with writer, publisher, and graffiti...

Beat Master Marley Marl

Without doubt my fave Hip Hop producer as a kid was Marley Marl and I use the word ‘producer’ in this case rather than ‘beat maker’…  by Steve Huey c/o AllMusic One of hip-hop’s first (and finest) superproducers, Marley...

Benji Blunt x adidas Superstar

Benji Blunt x adidas Superstar 1 “Sk8ing Ape Star” •    MODEL: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR 1 •    DESIGNED BY: BENJI BLUNT •    MADE IN: UNITED KINGDOM •    MADE ON: 01/12 Benji Blunt doesn’t seem to rest… even with a family running...

Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983

The Third Unheard: Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983 (May-2004, Stones Throw) It took over 20 years, but Connecticut is finally being recognized for its contributions to rap. A long time, to be sure, but understandable when you’re in the shadow...

Beat King: Pete Rock

Yo all you cats & kids picking up a MPC… ya better do your homework. In the annals of rap history, Rock is placed among the greatest. While the rap industry has changed from when he made his debut,...

20 Songs That Sample Herbie

Songs That Sample Herbie Hancock Came across this nice article by Robert Radish I could think of quite a few other tracks that sampled Herbie but this is a pretty good start. This is the 1st but won’t be...

Walk This Way

DMC Explains Overcoming Alcoholism, Depression and Spasmodic Dysphonia by Omar Burgess In his recent documentary, “Walk This Way,” DMC tells how a Sarah McLachlan song prevented him from committing suicide. For the better part of five years, many Hip...

Originators of The Mixtape

Mixtapes have been around just about as long as hip-hop has, only they weren’t called “mixtapes” back in the 1970s, they were known as “party tapes.” They were born for the same reason mixtapes thrive today: the need to...

Pioneer of Rap, King Stitt, dies

Pioneer of rap reggae, King Stitt, dies at 72 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – King Stitt, a pioneer in rap reggae, died Tuesday in his Caribbean homeland of Jamaica. He was 72. Stitt died at his home in the capital...

Casually Rocking The Kangol

Synonymous with the fact that Kangol had an identifiable logo when sales reached a record high, was the fact that a famous young rapper named James Todd Smith, better know as LL Cool J, wore a Kangol Bermuda Casual...

Graffiti Chocolate Bars

 “It’s a touchy subject because a lot of people feel that there’s been this commercialization of graffiti and felt that partaking in this kind of project would just be aiding that. “ Posted by Scott Goldstein, March 25th, 2007...

Michael Martin – Iz the Wiz

“Look at any movie shot on location in New York from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, and you will very likely see an Iz tag,” By WILLIAM GRIMES Published: June 29, 2009 In the 1970s and ’80s,...

SP-1200 The Art & The Science

The first book ever written for the inimitable SP-1200, hip-hop’s most iconic drum machine/sampler. If you aren’t familiar with the E-Mu SP-1200 you should probably go ahead and quit making beats and get another job. Everyone from Pete Rock...

The Boombox Project

The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Rise of Hip-Hop (Hardback) Lyle Owerko is a Photojournalist and Commercial Photographer based in New York City. Lyle spent many years photographing and collecting a remarkable set of vintage boomboxes,...

James Brown “The Godfather Of Rap”

DJ 279 takes an in depth look at James Brown’s music career, as well as showcasing a few of the numerous Rap Classics that have sampled his music. Special Guests include Dez Parkes, Marley Marl, Ed Lover (Yo MTV...

Behind Some of Dilla’s Greats

The story behind some of J Dilla’s greatest productions. Somewhere in the fine print of the job description for “Revolutionary Black Genius” is a clause that reads, “Must die young.” Interviews by Egon, Eric Ducker, Edwin Houghton Fader 42...

Planet B-Boy (2007)

Evolution of Breakdancing Examined by Electrifying Documentary Back in the Seventies, when black and Latino teenagers from the Bronx first began gyrating wildly and spinning on their heads on pieces of cardboard to hip-hop beats emanating from thudding boom-boxes,...

The Birth of Planet Rock

You Can’t Stop Us Now: The Birth of Planet Rock by Mark Skillz It was an age of wonder. It was the era of the pocket calculator and the digital watch. Toy manufacturer Coleco introduced the first electronic pocket-sized...

Team Double Goose – Paris

Doublegoose-Jacket: Interview by The DopePosePosse All New York BBoys wore them back in the day. Why? – Because Goose down is the warmest jacket ever and you’ll feel as strong as a bodybuilder. 🙂 Now you can buy them...

Spectrum City – (Early Public Enemy)

 Their early history is great; Hank and Keith Boxley (who changed their surname to Shocklee) started Spectrum City in the mid 70s as a mobile DJing unit in Roosevelt, Long Island, and a lot of the energy of the...

1988: Roger Linn Designs the MPC60

Roger Linn is a designer of electronic music products, best known for his invention of the LM-1 Drum Computer, the first programmable, sampled-sound drum machine in 1979. Manufactured by his company Linn Electronics, the LM-1 and its successors the...

Give The Drummer Some

Thanks to Soulmakossa for this list of funky drummers. I prob would have added a few of my faves “Harvey Mason, Uriel Jones, Billy Cobham and Bernard Purdie but these guys are standard issue to every beat collector. Ok so...

Tuff City Records – Aaron Fuchs

  Tuff City Records: Interview with Aaron Fuchs           Fat Lace Magazine » Tuff City Records (Part 1): Interview with Aaron Fuchs. Meeting Aaron Fuchs on his home turf is like walking into a hip-hop...

Jamel Shabazz Intv & Portfolio – Okayplayer

Jamel Shabazz is already something of a legendary figure in the following categories: photography, hip-hop culture, education, style, swagger and elegance. The fact that it is his image which adorns the cover of undun, the conceptual novel-in-album form that...

Bongo Barbershop – Africa

Bongo Barbershop | Africanhiphop.com. You may know Balozi as Dola Soul as a member of the legendary Deplowmatz, one of the first rap groups in East Africa to hold it down in the mid nineties. Balozi lives in NYC...

Dust and Grooves – Rare Vinyl Digging

Dust and Grooves – Rare Vinyl Record Collecting & Crate Digging Photo Blog. Came accross this great Blog site by Eilon Paz Eilon Paz“I bought my first two vinyl records with my own money when I was 9 years...

Tommy Boy’s Silverman Talks Business

Tom Silverman, CEO of Tommy Boy Records, on the Music Industry Interview by FuNkwoRm on 05-10-2009 Tommy Boy Records’ role in the history of hip hop has been of great significance. From the very beginning, artists on that label...

The Arthur Baker Connection.

I knew before there was even a rap on it. I went home the night we cut the track and brought the tape home and I said to my wife at the time, “We’ve just made musical history”.  PLANET...

Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest.

Cold Chillin’ | Stones Throw Records

Cold Chillin’ | Stones Throw Records. Stones Throw, in conjunction with Biz Markie, photographer George DuBose, Soul-Cal and Traffic Entertainment Group, presents the exclusive sale of a series of Cold Chillin’ tee shirts. Cold Chillin’ – a seminal hip...

The Beatnuts: Still Off The Books

The Beatnuts: Still Off The Books – Ruby Hornet. source: Alexander “RTC” Fruchter @ Ruby Hornet The Beatnuts have been relatively quiet since the release of their last proper LP, Milk Mein 2004 aside from a b-side collection and...

When Did Reggae Become Rap

When did Jamaican dance hall reggae become rap? By D. George Published Apr 24, 2004 When did Jamaican dance hall reggae become rap? Are we not putting the carriage before the horse? Contrary to what many may say Rap...

A Distinctive Style

  Hip hop fashion is a distinctive style of dress originating with the African-American youth living in New York City and Los Angeles. Each city contributed various elements to its overall style seen worldwide today. Hip hop fashion complements...

Bobby Robinson (1918-2011) Unreleased History

Bobby Robinson, the founder of one of the first rap labels, Enjoy Records, and the first record man to sign a bonafide hip-hop act from the streets of the Bronx — Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. Bobby Robinson...

KRS The Making Of Criminal Minded

Making of the Moment: Criminal Minded KRS-One is both known for dropping jewels to cultivate minds and dropping bombs to blow minds. The Bronx bred hip-hop pioneer has lived up to both his titles — The Teacha and The...

Street Art By Zoriaz – Rennes (France)

  Street Art By Zoriaz – Rennes (France) – Street-art and Graffiti | FatCap.

ESG – A Disco Hip Hop Punk Fusion

ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) are a band that emerged from the South Bronx, New York, U.S. in the early 1980′s. The band originally consisted of the Scroggins sisters, Renee (vocals), Valerie (drums), Deborah (bass) and Marie (congas, vocals)...

Disco DJs & Sound Systems

The Roots Of Hip Hop Digging beyond just the “popular Black music” of the 1960s and 70s, further roots of Hip Hop are found in Jazz, African American literature, and the Black Arts Movement of the period.  In particular,...

Minnie Riperton’s Adventures

For sure Hipology is no just straight Hip Hop talk I also wanna share some of my favorite artist, albums and sample flips in this category (Sample Classic). At the same time these     records “possibly” wouldn’t be in my...

The Story Of Wild Style

 The Story Of Wild Style The Hip Hop History Wild Style | Hip Hop Blog. Posted by Lee Copeland on Feb 19, 2011 in Hip Hop History   Well into its thirties, Hip Hop has grown into a forever...

DJ Pete Jones

Juggling 2 turntables in 1969 JayQuan talks with Pete Jones. JayQuan : Peace …I don’t know where to start….when did you start actually spinning 2 copies of the same record…and what kind of records were you working with ?...

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