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Grandmaster Flash to Receive Prestigious Polar Music Prize

Grandmaster Flash to Receive Prestigious Polar Music Prize

While people in the U.S. are still talking about last weekend’s Grammy’s, Europe is getting set for the Polar Music Prize awards ceremony, which will take place on June 11 in Stockholm, Sweden. One of this year’s laureates is the legendary hip hop artist Grandmaster Flash. The Polar Music Prize, which has often been dubbed […]

15 Groundbreaking Debut Rap Albums Since Hip-Hop Was Born

Words by Keenan Higgins & Jasmine Johnson   Today marks 45 years since the birth of Hip-Hop! In the decades since it all began on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the genre has went on to become the most powerful (and most lucrative!) in all of music. Of course, that feat is heavily due to the […]

Museum Exhibit in Oakland Chronicles the ‘Style and Wisdom’ of Hip-Hop Culture

Is there a general universal understanding on how Hip-Hop culture changed the face of American music? There are a hoard of paintings, videos, and photos with the culture’s aptitude on display. Stationed at the Oakland Museum of California is the profound exhibit, “Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom,” aims to narrate the story of Hip-Hop’s esteemed […]

10 Sneakers on Classic Rap Albums That You Can Still Cop Right Now

Hip-hop and sneaker culture have gone hand-in-hand since Run-DMC first rapped about their adidas in 1986 — a move that led to a lucrative partnership between the Three Stripes and the three-man band, and ultimately created a lane others swiftly followed. From Jay-Z’s S. Carter deal with Reebok to Kanye’s current YEEZY deal with adidas, […]

Happy Birthday To A True Hip-Hop Pioneer: Grandmaster Flash

On January 1st, 1958 a man who will forever reform the stance of the turntable was born, Joseph Saddler best known as Grandmaster Flash. Amidst the infancy of hip-hop culture, Grandmaster Flash dominated the disc jockey scene of the North Bronx as he once was the DJ for big-time house rockers Kurtis Blow and Lovebug […]

30 Under 30: Kendrick Lamar Talks Hip-Hop Forefathers

After a boasting year of success with his multi-platinum album DAMN gaining streams surpassing Beyonce and Bruno Mars over 2 billion alongside a Nike deal, Kendrick Lamar covers Forbes December issue as the “Hip-Hop Conscience” for their annual 30 Under 30 list. There is the common talk about the DAMN rapper being considered as the […]

Watch The Official Trailer For Netflix’s New Series ‘The Get Down’

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From Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including Hip Hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George, The Get Down is a […]

Grandmaster Flash Car Stolen From Careless Chelsea Garage

The legendary DJ’s car keys were given to the car thieves by the parking attendant at the lower Manhattan parking garage Grandmaster Flash, whose real name is Joseph Saddler, parked his car in 101 Car Park on 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on July 16th, but when he returned an hour and […]