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The Get Down is exactly what I've been waiting for (Part 1 Review)

One word “amazing”. I’m sure the rest of you Hip-hop heads feel the same way. I’ve seen some great reviews and some that felt the Netflix series had a few flaws. 254 more words


Happy Birthday, Hip Hop!

Forty three years ago today, on August 11, 1973 the birth of hip hop took place at a birthday party in the recreation room of an apartment building in the Bronx. 452 more words


Two New York Streets Have Been Renamed To Honor Hip-Hop

Yesterday (2/26/16) marked a major event in the world of Hip-hop. NYC is changing the name of two of it’s streets to acknowledge Hip-hop culture. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the bill honoring Hip-hop pioneers. 235 more words


My wife and I don’t always harmonize that well when it comes to music. She plays piano, took up the cello, sang with the Fireside Singers… 1,170 more words


The Merry-go-Round Technique

Today in class we learned about the first DJ, DJ Kool Herc. Through learning about him we watched a video describing a DJing technique which he called the Merry go Round technique. 279 more words

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Way Back Wednesday: Kool Herc And Hip-Hop's Early Beginnings

A few years ago I had the pleasure of kicking it at the Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles. This was in the early stages of The 5th Element Magazine and I wanted to feature the academy for an upcoming issue. 290 more words

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