Directed by Sara Driver. The documentary shares the story of pre-fame Jean Michel-Basquiat. A skinny 16 year old with ambitions of being a famous artist. With no… Read more “Film – Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean Michel-Basquiat”
Off White curator, Virgil Abloh, and the “Andy Warhol of Japan,” Takashi Murakami link once more for Exhibit, America Too. There is a zone of supremacy in… Read more “Culture: Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh – “AMERICA TOO””
So I’m late. Canada’s Hip-Hop Evolution Inc., partnered with Netflix to share their project, Hip Hop Evolution, November 2016. This gem of a docuseries is sliced into… Read more “Film: Hip Hop Evolution (Season 2) Premieres Oct. 19th on Netflix”
Deja 34 Records, an independent record label owned by future NBA hall-of-famer Shaquille O’Neal, is seeking college interns to assist with promotions of new recording artists for… Read more “#Internship W/ Shaquille O’Neal’s Record Label, Deja 34 Records – #Raleigh-Durham , #Charlotte & #Greensboro”
For week three of October we continue the Official, Unofficial Jazz month with @HypnoticBrass Ensemble… Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (or HBE) are eight brothers from the south side… Read more “Culture: Hip Hop & Jazz, HBE Covers OutKast’s “SpottieOttieDopaliscious””
Every week for the month of October, we will celebrate the influence of Jazz in Hip-Hop. 10 October 1917. Jazz musician, educator, Thelonius Monk was born. As… Read more “Culture: Jazz and Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan Samples Thelonius Monk”
Few films and even, fewer documentaries about Hip Hop grace the silver screen. But earlier this year, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, mingled with projectors… Read more “Culture: The Art of Rap (DVD)”
Last night, Miami Heat and King James claimed the throne as NBA Champs. Over the years NBA and Adidas have collaborated in the championship cap. Check this… Read more “Culture: 2012 NBA Champions, Miami Heat in Snapbacks [Photos]”
Keith Haring and OBEY Clothing collaborate forming “Pop art propaganda.” Watch the visual and check the collection below the jump.
Street artist D. Dover takes a step by step approach when creating an escalator mural in Tel Aviv. Check it out.
ROLLING STONE compiles the masterful list titled, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Kanye West and Jay-Z lead in number of appearances and Public Enemy claims… Read more “Editorial: “Is Hip Hop Counted?,” Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”
Akala, Lowkey, Saul Williams and M.K. Asante give a inviting discussion about culture, race, politics and Hip Hop. Lance Penez provides the statement below:
The first ever “Protect The Cosign” hosted by The Company Man, Kid Potential and Combat Jack presented by PNC Radio. Featured artists include: Wordspit, Kris Kasanova, FT… Read more “Culture: PNC Radio, “Protect The Cosign” (w/ Torae, Kris Kasanova and more)”
Directed by Court Dunn. Storytelling has always been a quintessential part of the art. Hip Hop has only gotten more sophisticated doing so. XclusivesZone.net presents in assocation… Read more “Culture: Curren$y – ORIGINS | dir. by Court Dunn”
In part three, Phife Dawg sits down with the Come Up Show and talks Beats, Life and Rhymes documentary and Q-Tip’s persona. Check it out.
Tupac speaks on the LA Riots in the rare footage after the jump.
The street painter creates a portrait canvas of De La Soul; played back to “Forever.” So fitting. Check it out. For more on Caleb Aero here.
Easily a summer kick I’m highly anticipating. Air Jordan Retro VI Olympic sneakers have a few pics floating around the web. Check it out below.
OBEY Clothing was founded on the art, design and ideals of Shepard Fairey. What started for Fairey with an absurd sticker he created in 1989 while studying at… Read more “Culture: Obey The Giant – The First Narrative Film About OBEY”
Directed by Gerald Barclay. “Wu is the way, tang is the slang in it…” –RZA In the summer of 1993, the most influential NY rap group and… Read more “Culture: Wu – The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (Full Movie)”
June 15, 2012
The second round Spike Lee tribute shoe by Air Jordan, the Son of Mars, is out just in time for the weekend. Air Jordan maintains a subtle… Read more “Culture: Spike Lee x Air Jordan Son of Mars ‘Club Purple’”
Photographer: D.Steezy A$VP Rocky has teamed with Black Scale merging the A$VP Mob brand with California premium street wear. Similarly Odd Future and Supreme collided forming a… Read more “Culture: Black Scale x A$VP Rocky Capsule Collection LookBook”
The most logical marriage in sports/entertainment seem to be Hip Hop and basketball; however, baseball is not too far of a stretch. According to New Era: French… Read more “Culture: New Era Flagbearers – Les Twins”
A little bit of culture. Lord Finesse here with the 0:43 second snippet along with a personal note: “What you have right here is the start of… Read more “Culture: Lord Finesse – “Inconsiderate Females” (1989 DJ Premier Demo Session)”
Its okay if its in a cartoon. I haven’t seen Project X yet, but I heard it was good. VICE and Project X launched Party Legends: An… Read more “Culture: VICE & Project X’s Party Legends: Snoop Dogg [Explicit]”
With The Chance, Nike Football is searching the world for the next wave of hungry young footballers. Finalists in 50 countries will compete in Barcelona for a… Read more “Culture: Spike Lee presents Nike “The Chance””
Reebok unveils the 2012 Spring/Summer capsule collection inspired by Michel Jean-Basquiat with a Swizz Beatz flavor. The sneakers consist of Omni Lite Pumps, a Top Down and… Read more “Culture: Reebok x Basquiat x Swizz Beatz 2012 Spring/Summer Capsule Collection”
Steve Stoute converses with Nas during an interview at the SXSW Music & Media conference. Entrepreneur Steve Stoute, author of The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created… Read more “Culture: Steve Stoute Interviews Nas; Discusses Rakim Comparisons”
Negatively charged with sexism, stupidity and ignorance for his lyrics; such as, “Go, go shawty it’s your birthday” and dropping the F-bomb faithfully without warning has grown… Read more “Culture: Is 50 Cent the Bono of Hip Hop? Rapper Travels with UN World Food Programme”
Qream creator, Pharrell Williams, sits down with Qream ambassador, Miss Info, and talks i am OTHER and being inspired by Lauryn Hill.
VH1 Rock Doc: Uprising: Hip Hop and The LA Riots premiering May 1st at 9/8c
Directed by Kevin MacDonald. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is… Read more “Culture: “I don’t have that type of riches, my riches is life,” Marley [Trailer]”
The 90s was the placeholder for creative gold coming into formation. Rappers such as, Jay-Z, OutKast, Fugees and others became domineering forces associated with hip hop. But… Read more “Editorial: Death of the Conscious Rapper”
Dub-Hop, or the combination of Dubstep and Hip-Hop, is the newly craved electronic dance rhythm. The raw and rugged rap fiends merging with the underground 2012 “dark-garage”… Read more “Editorial: Dub-Hop. A New Wave Crashes Sound Barriers”
Up and coming rappers succumbed to the east coast sound and lyrical poise from rap initiators such as: Kool Herc, Run DMC, to name a few. But,… Read more “Editorial: How Southern Rappers Changed the Climate of Hip Hop; The Expectations Of a Region”