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Happy Birthday to Brooklyn’s Unapologetically Defiant Lyricist: Talib Kweli

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Today marks the rather born day of a lyricist who has eternally contributed to the supremacy of Hip-Hop culture, Talib Kweli. Alone, the Brooklyn breed emcee is a force of overwhelming influence when it comes to essential rapping. Essential rapping that is centered around the logistics of the Black man in North America. True Hip-Hop […]

Talib Kweli Says He Appreciates Mumble Rappers Because They ‘Create a Vibe’

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When it comes to Hip-Hop culture’s rap element, there are levels to the art and Talib Kweli is a lyricist who carries solid judgment on the uniform. In a recent segment of HipHopDX‘s Soulful Sundays, the “Get By” rapper dropped insight about his views on the identity of mumble rappers and revealed his appreciation for […]

Yasiin Bey to Launch Art Gallery for Marginalized Artists in South Bronx

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The beauty of a Hip-Hop mind is that it will always recognize raw talent from a purist stance. Yasiin Bey and advertising executive Free Richardson have teamed up to open an art gallery called The Compound, artnet News reports. Stationed in the South Bronx, The Compound will be a place for marginalized artists to showcase […]

Yasiin Bey And Talib Kweli Reunite For Black Star’s 20th Anniversary To Headline The Week-Long “Hip Hop Homecoming” of The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

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After over a decade of success, Brooklyn Bodega and their partners are gearing up for the 14th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Despite the attention that’s on the mainstage every year, the good people at BHF want Hip-Hop fans and aficionados to acknowledge the week-long schedule that is generated by Brooklyn Bodega. Now, there’s no […]

May The 4th…. Be With You: Best Hip-Hop’s Star War Name Drops

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Star Wars originally hit the big screen just as Hip-Hop was finding its feet so it’s only natural that the pop culture phenomenon had an influence on those who were also finding their creative feet at around the same time. A science fiction/fantasy movie franchise that broke through the barriers and becomes adored by more […]