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The History Behind Hip-Hop Grammy Categories

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Hip-hop’s presence in what was once called the Gramophone Award now known as the exalted Grammy Award is one founded in an adventure. Presented by the Recording Academy in 1958, the Grammy Award honors musicians whose craft is primarily done in the English language and have achieved mass popular appeal. Such analysis appears to be […]

Behind The Scenes: Rap Legends Come Out to The Art Of Rap at Kings Theater in Brooklyn

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Photos by Stella Magloire November 4th, Kings Theater hosted the Art of Rap concert showcasing some of Hip-Hops legends. Brooklyn’s own Big Daddy Kane and Strong Island’s god-emcee, Rakim touched the stage and created pure magic. But they weren’t the only show stoppers: Raekwon and Ghostface Killah from The Wu-Tang Clan,  EPMD, N.O.R.E., Melle Mel […]

Upcoming Indie Film ‘Vamp Bikers Tres’ Features Cast of Hip Hop Legends

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In 2012 independent film director Eric Rivas won Coney Island Film Festival for Lost In Coney Island, a remake of the the 1979 film The Warriors, using actual bikers from New York as actors. The work with the bikers eventually lead him to making the 2013 film Vamp Bikers and 2015’s Vamp Bikers Dos that starred rap […]

Watch Macklemore’s New Video, “Downtown,” f/ Ryan Lewis, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz & Melle Mel

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Macklemore returns in grandiose fashion Macklemore is a solid year-and-change removed from those awkward 2014 Grammy Awards, in which he perceivably swiped several wins from Kendrick Lamar, and added insult to injury by Instagramming a text message apology to the Compton rapper. Like, ‘sorry I’m this good, man’. Oof. Still, the steamboat pushes onward, and […]