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Dj Krush

DJ Krush (Hideaki Ishii) was born in 1962 in Tokyo. At an early age, Ishii dropped out of school, and joined a local gang, and a few years later, Yakuza. After watching the film ‘Wild Style’ in the early ’80s, he was inspired, bought himself a set of turntables, and […]

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

An outgrowth, both musically and ideologically, of the San Francisco-based avant-garde industrial jazz collective the Beatnigs, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy formed in 1990. Comprised of former Beatnigs Michael Franti and Rono Tse, the duo quickly established themselves among rap’s foremost proponents of multiculturalism and liberalism; pointedly attacking hip-hop tenets like homophobia, misogyny, […]

Neneh Cherry

Neneh Mariann Cherry (born Neneh Mariann Karlsson; 10 March 1964) is a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, and occasional DJ and broadcaster. Blending hip hop with other influences, Cherry experienced mainstream success with several of her recordings. Cherry was born in Stockholm to a Sierra Leonean father, drummer Amahdu Jah, and a […]

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is an American alternative hip hop group, founded by Speech and his ex-best friend Headliner (DJ) as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s.

Asked recently about the state of hip-hop during the last two decades, AD front man Speech, commented “there is […]

Common + Erykah Badu

∞ COMMON: ‘The Light’ ↓ [ft. Erykah Badu]

There are times when you’ll need someone… I will be by your side There is a light, that shines… special for you, special for me… Yeah.. Doo-doo-doo, mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm.. Doo-doo-d-doo, diggy-doo YO.. I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this Gotta be somethin’ […]

The Roots

The Roots is an American Grammy Award winning hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, and […]

Public NME

 

An American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and his S1W group, DJ Lord (DJ who replaced Terminator X in 1999), and Music Director Khari Wynn.

Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late […]

Gift of Gab

The gift of the gab, they have: BLACKALICIOUS, an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel. They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often “tongue-twisting”, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats.

•→http://genius.com=gift+of+gab⇐ / •→http://genius.com=blackalicious⇐

◊ ‘A to G’ […]

De La Soul

An American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York.The band is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres.

The members are Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, […]

Mos Def

A clip from Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)a documentary about freestyling – the improvised, on-the-spot rhymes that demonstrate the skills of hip-hop MCs.

♦ Mos Def ↓ freestyling

♦ ‘Mathematics’ ↓

•→‘Tell the truth’⇐

♦ Six days (remix) + DJ Shadow ↓

◊ ‘Ms Fat […]

The Last Poets

¤ Novelist/essayist Darius James, in his book “That’s Blaxploitation!” (St. Martin’s Griffin, 1995) recalled the impact of the Poets at their birth.

“In 1970 the Last Poets released their first album and dropped a bomb on black Amerikkka’s turntables. Muthafuckas ran f’cover. Nobody was ready. Had em scared o’ revolution. Scared o’ the […]

Roots Manuva

Rodney Hylton Smith, better known by his stage name Roots Manuva, is a British rapper from Stockwell, South London.

He is currently signed to Big Dada, an independent record label distributed by Ninja Tune. It was started by reputed hip hop journalist Will Ashon in 1997.

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Nas

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973); better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is also the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums since 1994, four of which topped the Billboard charts […]

Beastie Boys

♦ Fight For Your Right (To Party) ↓ “Now boys, don’t get into any trouble while mummy and daddy are gone. And don’t make a mess!” – Do you like parties? – Yeah. – We can invite all our friends and have soda and pie. – Yeah! – I hope no bad people show up […]

Bran Van 3000

Bran Van 3000 (also known as BV3) is an electronica collective from Montreal, Quebec. Founded by DJ James Di Salvio and E.P. Bergen, they collaborated on a number of songs with Stéphane Moraille, Sara Johnston, Steve “Liquid” Hawley, Jayne Hill, Jean Leloup, Kim Bingham and other musicians.

♦ SUPERMODEL ↓

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Pump Up the Volume !

∇ ‘Paid in full’ ⇓ [Eric B. & Rakim, 1987]

Credited as a benchmark album of golden age hip hop. Rakim‘s rapping, which pioneered the use of internal rhymes in hip hop, set a higher standard of lyricism in the genre and served as a template for future rappers. […]