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Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock

Attack of the Killer Track! is a series that explores tracks from artists from a variety of genres. Some of the tracks were singles, some of them were obscure b-sides or long forgotten album tracks. 291 more words

Attack Of The Killer Track!

The History of Hip Hop: The Birth

While the exact moment “hip hop” became an official genre of music can be debated until Tupac’s murder is solved, there is a widely-held legend that traces the birth back to a party on August 11, 1973 at Sedgwick Ave and Cedar Park in the Bronx, New York. 493 more words

Afrika Bambaataa

2015 SXSW Film Festival: 808

808 is an inspirational story of the Roland TR808 drum machine and how its ground-shaking beats changed the musical world.

Its sound transcends countries and musical genres, in turn inspiring countless artists and producers, giving them an iconic sound from which to build upon. 69 more words

2015 SXSW Film Festival

The Music of Whiplash

Whiplash – the debut film by writer/director Damien Chazelle released in Europe this past month to rave reviews and overwhelming critical acclaim – centers around a young jazz drumming student, Andrew Nieman (played by Miles Teller) and his volatile relationship with respected teacher and band leader Terrence Fletcher (portrayed by J.K. 408 more words


Know The Ledge: Crate Diggers: Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection

“This is the record collection that invented Hip-Hop”

I figure that if I want to know about music, Hip-Hop as a culture and DJing that I’d start out by studying one of the originators. 81 more words


It's the new mathematics: Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black

It’s a relief when MC High Priest boasts that Anti-Pop Consortium are about to “awaken from that permanent nap”, as Fluorescent Black reboots like a mainframe computer after a power cut. 653 more words

Album Review

Hip Hop History, Bible Deep Cuts, and Naming

After being out last term with injuries and candidacy exams, I’m getting back into moving this semester and taking Hip-Hop class once again with my friend and colleague… 1,089 more words