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In the News (Tue 17 Jul 18)

  
 Ghetto
According to Hood News, Hip Hop is mourning the death of MC Conscious.
It was first speculated that Conscious was murdered by corporate gangsta's as retaliation for his work to get drugs off the streets of Black America or that he got caught in the crossfire when trying to squash a beef between two rival rappers.
Uvyn is a picturesque hamlet tucked in the northeast corner of Lviv Oblast, a region of pristine rolling green hills that seem to unravel endlessly.
www.newstrove.com /cgi-bin/search.pl?wn1=11227&title=Ghetto

  
 Mark Goldblatt on Hip Hop on National Review Online
Conscious rap acts such as Brand Nubian and Dead Prez are among the most influential hip hop acts today, following the path blazed by the first conscious rappers, Public Enemy.
The thesis of my novel Africa Speaks is that hip hop instills in young black people a self-destructive us-against-them mindset in which pathological behavior is equated with black authenticity.
When I first approached my literary agent with the idea of a satirical novel, she shrugged; when I told her the topic was hip hop, she begged me not to write it.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-goldblatt042402.asp

  
 AlterNet: South American Hip Hop
The number of Hip Hop groups in Sao Paulo, who refer to themselves in terms of gangs or posses, is estimated to be as high as 30,000.
It is in the area of awareness that the Brazilian Hip Hop movement functions.
The fire that once propelled Hip Hop in New York is alive and kicking in Chile; and with each day that passes, a new kid joins the ranks.
www.alternet.org /story/281   (2300 words)

  
 Hip Hop Index
Gangs inspired and often embraced the ethic of "gangsta rap" but hip hop was developed in the 1970s as a conscious alternative to the worship of violence.
Hip hop has since come to be a synonym for rap music to mainstream audiences.
Hip hop (pronunciation 'hip-"häp) is a cultural movement that began amongst urban (primarily, but not entirely, African American) youth in New York and has since spread around the world.
www.uic.edu /orgs/kbc/hiphop   (224 words)

  
 on2: Hip-Hop style
Critics claim that the fashion industry's sudden interest in hip-hop stems more from the enormous profit potential of this untapped market of brand conscious consumers than from any creative interest.
It is these young fashion designers that, as McDaniels explained, "are closest to the street" and thus "know what is going on" within the hip-hop community.
And thanks to music videos, films and hip-hop magazines, teens in the suburbs and outside the U.S. can stay informed with "what's going on" in the city.
www.pbs.org /newshour/infocus/fashion/hiphop.html   (1201 words)

  
 New Humanist November 2004
Grime resignifies hip hop not as the consumerist bling bling soundtrack to upward mobility, but as the cri de couer of the dispossessed, the narrative form of urban life; what Chuck D of Public Enemy called ‘black people’s CNN’.
The hip and happening days of Acid Jazz in the late 1980s saw the brief flourishing of ‘jazz—rap’, all (self) conscious lyrics and African headwraps, the marriage of ‘live’ jazz, DJ technique and rapped lyrics.
Later there was Soul II Soul, not hip hop exactly, but fun and funky music with Jazzie B intoning over the top in his London accent, and (whisper it) even hits in America.
www.newhumanist.org.uk /volume119issue6_more.php?id=1077_0_33_0_C   (1396 words)

  
 Street Knowledge: Conscious Music Blog » French rap in the scope
World media reports that 200 French lawmakers last week demanded an investigation by Justice Minister Pascal Clement of French hip-hop groups for inciting "racism and hatred" through their song lyrics.
And it’s come down to classic ‘blame the victim’ stuff that more should be watching, as it’s a serious attempt by a government to quash hip-hop and youth culture in France.
Street Knowledge: Conscious Music Blog » French rap in the scope
www.streetknowledge.net /archives/84   (368 words)

  
 CD Baby: LA CEDILLE: Vu Du Large - from indiemusic
From Saian Supa Crew's deft battle-raps to MC Solaar's conscious hip hop, via the more abstract underground sounds of TTC and Le Peuple De L'Herbe, French hip hop has developed its own musical accent as mellifluous as the tongue in which those rhymes are rapped.
Until recently at least, UK hip hop has had its head as far up the arses of the Americans as poodle boy Blair, with the result that any distinctive voice was drowned out by fake Yank accents.
La Cedille (also known as Ça) 'bring together North African and French influences with hiphop and a brass section to create their very own sound' no.17 DMC world hip hop chart.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/lacedille/from/indiemusic   (1537 words)

  
 Hip-hop with a French Twist / Les Nubians' soulful hip-hop incorporates world beat, reggae
Since the mid- '90s, the French hip-hop scene has expanded to include everything from the North African-influenced rhythms of Marseilles to the West Indian groove of Paris, from socially sophisticated soul to hard-core political rap.
After seven years, they returned to France and formed Les Nubians as an a cappella group covering R&B, reggae and African songs.
As eclectic as the postcolonial landscape that inspires them, the two sisters from Bordeaux are ambassadors for France's diverse black culture, "Afropean" musicians who wed two worlds into a singular sound that draws equally from the legacy of American conscious rappers and the global Afro beat.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/03/18/DD264184.DTL   (809 words)

  
 In These Times * Hip Hop Hysteria
Ironically, one of the most socially conscious corners of hip hop is now coming under increased scrutiny from federal authorities because of alleged ties between the “Beltway snipers” and an Islamic group known as the Five Percenters.
In virtually every city on the planet, there are hip hop communities that not only have adopted the percussion-heavy music and spoken-word vocals, but have appropriated the sartorial and attitudinal style of the black and Latino youth who created the genre.
Although black nationalist ideas form a strong part of hip hop’s foundation, today’s most influential rapper may be a white man. White rappers have always had some input in the culture, from the Beastie Boys and Third Base to House of Pain and, most infamously, Vanilla Ice.
inthesetimes.com /issue/27/04/culture3.shtml   (1891 words)

  
 ACTION
Rappers and experts give their views on the emerging hip hop scenes of Dar es Salaam and the island of Zanzibar, and their thoughts on the importance of rap as a medium for communication and an instrument of change.
Tanzania has had a thriving hip hop scene since the early nineties, and many emcees rap in Swahili, the most important language in the region.
Still, a large and growing underground scene current exists and recently, pioneer artists have shown efforts to organize conferences and workshops, thus regaining focus on the use of hip hop culture as a tool for developing society.
www.rage.co.za /issue29/novtzhhdoc.htm   (559 words)

  
 In These Times * Hip Hop Hysteria
Ironically, one of the most socially conscious corners of hip hop is now coming under increased scrutiny from federal authorities because of alleged ties between the “Beltway snipers” and an Islamic group known as the Five Percenters.
In virtually every city on the planet, there are hip hop communities that not only have adopted the percussion-heavy music and spoken-word vocals, but have appropriated the sartorial and attitudinal style of the black and Latino youth who created the genre.
Although black nationalist ideas form a strong part of hip hop’s foundation, today’s most influential rapper may be a white man. White rappers have always had some input in the culture, from the Beastie Boys and Third Base to House of Pain and, most infamously, Vanilla Ice.
www.inthesetimes.com /issue/27/04/culture3.shtml   (1891 words)

  
 Welcome to Hip Hop World Magazine
Hip Hop World in London: We were in the “Lo and behold” for the Nigerian Independence Jam in London, brandishing names like Tony Tetuila, Casino, A.Y, Trybemen, Solek Crew, live in living colour on stage for our independence day celebration.
Reggie Rockstone:- King of Ghanian “Hiplife”, their version of hip hop was included in this package in an exclusive with H.H.W in Ghana.
Ty:- Nigerian born act in London got our attention with his hot debut album “Upwards” and we took an insight into this conscious backpack wordsmith in London also straight repeirtoring.
www.hiphopworldmagazine.com /3rd_episode.htm   (1891 words)

  
 State Hornet - Features
Del expanded on his street savvy in 1991 with his debut solo album, “I Wish My Brother George Was Here.” Produced by his cousin and rap legend Ice Cube, the album showcased Del’s ability to effectively move in his own direction and branch out in the hip-hop community.
The collaboration of the Hieroglyphics members translated into a group that was both playful and soulful in their words and their music, but still was able to maintain its street credibility with its socially conscious message.
The Hieroglyphics became a montage of traditional rap and catchy beats with the addition of unique voices that were individually easy to point out of the large crew.
www.csus.edu /hornet/archive/fall99/issue08/features02.html   (503 words)

  
 CBS News Cuban Hip-Hop Reaches Crossroads October 4, 2004 18:33:10
Now in their 20s, these men and women have moved beyond imitation to become the backbone of Cuban hip-hop, a distinct, explosive movement of socially conscious rap.
But as pressure for commercial success increases, some Cuban rappers are tempted to produce lighter, less political music, particularly in the form of reggaeton, a mix of rap and reggae with lyrics about girls, cars and partying.
Cuban rappers have tackled global issues such as racism, war and environmental pollution.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/10/04/entertainment/main647330.shtml   (503 words)

  
 TagMyDog.com Hip Hop Urban Fashion
America seems to lead in terms of hip hop fashion, with big US brands like Urban Malls and but the UK definitely is a head with its raw young urban designers like Old Glory, Grade A and Spunky for guys.
Other hip-hop artists are currently developing their own fashion lines example that impoverished J-lo, Sean John and the brands that have jumped on the bandwagon of hip-hop like Playboy who facilitate "Slapper fashion".
Adidas is a fashion sports brand along with Nike that will always be found in the fashion conscious minds, sports gear that you don't have to play sport to be street credible.
www.tagmydog.com   (515 words)

  
 salon :: :: news :: feature :: Tupac's will and testament, By Kevin Weston :: Page 1
According to a pastor in Harlem, when the 10-year-old Tupac was asked what he wanted to be, he replied, "A revolutionary." And Tupac's first album ("2Pacalypse Now") is reminiscent of the kind of politically conscious hip hop music that made Public Enemy popular.
A Hip Hop "Day of Atonement" in Harlem last night brought 1,000 people out in the pouring rain to hear Nation of Islam spokesmen and others denounce the violence that gangsta rap embraces.
But Tupac hit the scene at a time when much of hip hop was leaning towards the Pulp Fiction realism that spoke of drive-bys and dope deals.
dir.salon.com /news/news960923.html   (515 words)

  
 The Live Hip-Hop Band
We bring positive, socially conscious music to the stage by incorporating original instrumentals, jazz influences and hardcore hip-hop lyrics into a unique style that is unlike any other.
This flexibility has enabled this Live Hip-Hop band to be well received and respected everywhere they go.
However, in spite of the artistic breakthrough that hip-hop made, many acts lacked the live flavor needed to truly bring out the musicality of the art form...until now...
www.thermiterecords.com /rados.htm   (295 words)

  
 artists :: hip-hop resources
Keywords: old school, old school hip hop, hip hop, old school rap, hip-hop, old-school, krush groove, old school jam, conscious rap, school show, hip hop culture, hop, mc ricky d, hip hop concerts, sparky d, hip-hop culture, grandmaster flash, rock steady crew, fab 5 freddy, roxanne shante
Description: A collective alliance of San Diego hip hop artists dedicated to do-it-yourself underground music.
Keywords: monumental, entertainment lil money wayne young, la monumental, ej hip hop, artist houston rap, group made man rap, ej music
www.geocities.com /hiphop_musicsite/artists.html   (334 words)

  
 World Music Central - Mobassik’s Afro Hip Hop
This urban African/cultural Hip Hop group counts two members: the Tanzanian MC/producer extraordinaire Binara (who formerly worked with X-Plastaz), and the veteran MC/DJ Sibo.
Yet, Mobassik’s versatile style of rhyming and writing may just be a new chapter in the guidebook for Hip Hop redemption.
Their up tempo and low grind beats are ventilating a hopeful and positive attitude which has certainly been tested over the years.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20050802041618310   (586 words)

  
 BallerStatus.net Beyond Hip-Hop: Tweet: Soul Food Serving
Reminiscently, fans will remember Tweet for her daring debut single "Oops." Well after her brief hiatus from the industry, Missy's protégé has made it a conscious effort to slow it down with her return, and put the emphasis back on being arguably the preeminent soul artist in the game right now.
DMX once said, "See to live is to suffer, but to survive, well that's to find meaning in the suffering." In correlation, after overcoming a tumultuous stretch in her life, R&B soul singer Tweet has found meaning in the suffering and has survived.
They can speak or play for me. This time I used the Soul Diggers, who were signed to Missy's production label, and they just some young cats that like to bounce.
www.ballerstatus.net /beyond/read/id/12353917   (1469 words)

  
 ini Mighty LockDown * Rasta Hip Hop
Starting with the groundbreaking InI single Faking Jax, produced by DJ Pete Rock and Mighty Lockdown’s weekly underground performances in New York’s East Village they made a recognizable mark on Hip Hop’s conscious scene.
and other live musicians; and through their constant push to develop hip hop to higher heights with reality lyrics;
www.trusfund.com /InIMLD/WhoWeBe.html   (377 words)

  
 Hip-Hop
Knowa is the artist that brings you a conscious level of hip hop.
portuguese,african and welsh five piece psycadelic hip hop group with a white rasta elf who raps and plays multiple percussion instruments two portuguese/african bros who are mc leaders of the mother land, matrix on keys and vocals whos from the future with a message and jimmi hedrex underground scratch madness dj.
BetamanuensiS is fundamentally a 2 piece alternative hip hop experience, although many tracks feature local musicians in the form of guitars, percussion, violin and the occasional guest vocalist.
www.recordscout.com /genre.asp?genre=1   (377 words)

  
 Tamizdat Dispatch: New Music News from Central & Eastern Europe__________
Until a couple of years ago, Warsaw’s Grammatik were the leading figures on the conscious, intellectual side of Polish Hip-Hop.
They agree that there are still new places for Polish hip-hop to go.
EP+, their debut release on the prestigious Blend label in 1999, was a defining moment in the scene.
www.tamizdat.org /article.php?id=111   (990 words)

  
 Hip-Hop
Knowa is the artist that brings you a conscious level of hip hop.
portuguese,african and welsh five piece psycadelic hip hop group with a white rasta elf who raps and plays multiple percussion instruments two portuguese/african bros who are mc leaders of the mother land, matrix on keys and vocals whos from the future with a message and jimmi hedrex underground scratch madness dj.
BetamanuensiS is fundamentally a 2 piece alternative hip hop experience, although many tracks feature local musicians in the form of guitars, percussion, violin and the occasional guest vocalist.
www.recordscout.com /genre.asp?genre=1   (990 words)

  
 BBC NEWS Africa Rap returns home to Africa
Whereupon Ndongo D - the human beatbox - spits into action on his mike and we're treated to an impromptu hip-hop shout out to Dakar, The BBC and Daara J. Socially conscious and musically adventurous - not for nothing does their name translate as "School of life".
While US hip hop was built on the bones of sampled fragments of soul singer James Brown and R'n' B, Daara J like to use the sounds from their traditions.
We're trying to provide that cultural part in the hip hop, with African roots and a culture touch."
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/3622406.stm   (990 words)

  
 Africanhiphop.com :: Hip hop from the motherland :: African Rap
This film shows a group of three young female rappers who pay their first ever visit to a hip hop studio, recording a demo with conscious lyrics.
Narrated by hip hop Legend Chuck D (if you didn't know: in the late 80's Chuck caused a revolution in hip hop with his group Public Enemy), Bling: Consequences and Repercussions is a documentary short form running at around 11 minutes.
Then in Amsterdam we'll be present on the 10th of December to record the new webcast for AfricanhiphopRadio.com: an hour of discussion presented by Drew and J4 on the significance of an 'African' hip hop movement and the influence of African identity in today's hip hop.
www.africanhiphop.com   (2238 words)

  
 planet-hiphop.com: new world order hip hop
Listen to our mix of 24.7 conscious hip hop, spoken word, social and political commentary and other radio shows.
Together (as a Hip Hop Nation) we truly have a great opportunity to establish peace, love, unity and safely having fun with our Hip Hop activity in the world.
If there is an underground of hip hop scribes, then Adisa Banjoko is pushing books like weight.
www.planet-hiphop.com   (420 words)

  
 UCLA International Institute :: Public Event
African hip-hop's politically conscious messages set it apart from the materialism and misogyny so common in mainstream, Western rap.
She co-produced and interviewed rappers in Christina Choe's documentary film "United Nations of Hip Hop." Most recently she completed a choreography and music video project in collaboration with Senegalese rap star, Keyti, and four dancers.
Professor Cheryl Keyes, UCLA Ethnomusicology Dept., will moderate a discussion of West African popular culture, including hip hop, rap, jazz, and other music.
www.isop.ucla.edu /showevent.asp?eventid=2584   (1348 words)

  
 MobileUnderground:: Independent Underground Handpicked Hip-Hop & Electronic Music Store
Fresh, conscious hip-hop featuring production by DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz and more
Hip Hop instrumentals from quirky but brilliant MF Doom in his Metal Fingers guise.
Classic old skool hip hop cuts chopped, scratched and mixed by the Bay Area's DJ Spair.
www.mobileunderground.com   (1318 words)

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