Tag Archives: Hip Hop

One Love X Five

One Love X Five. Nineteen years ago today, NaS released the fifth and final single off of his début album, Illmatic. The verses of “One Love” comprise a musical series of open letters written to incarcerated friends. Cooked up to perfection … Continue reading

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Dig this brass attack on the Erik B and Rakim classic “Follow the Leader.” via Modern Groove Assembly: All Original Music written and arranged by Steve Catanzaro, featuring: Hodges, James, and Smith, Vocals Oscar Brashear, TrumpetLouis Taylor, Tenor Saxophone Stewart Killen, Percussion Sekou … Continue reading

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“Imagine that, I used to sling crills for loot, now I’m openin’ my money store, like Phil Rezoot” –Half A Mill (1973-2003) Pictured, Peter Pop‘s photograph of a poster for Player Hating: A Love Story by filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West. The award-winning documentary about the life and times … Continue reading

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Borough Buddha: Heavy D(iscussion) at Brooklyn Historical Society. Born Dwight Arrington Myers in Jamaica, Heavy D passed away in November of last year at the age of 44, due to complications arising from a blood clot in his lung. April’s Bodega Education … Continue reading

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No foolin’ – the month of April kicked off with the uplifting appearance of “Living,” a  brand new video from Atlanta’s (as opposed to Orange County’s) hip-hop legends Arrested Development. Testify!

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