Life After Hip-Hop (And Age 50…)
Hip-hop began as a youth movement. In the last 30 years or so, things have evolved. What’s it like now for those “founding fathers”?
Was the First Rapper…Italian?
In looking at rap music origins, a song from 1972 by Italian singer Adriano Celentano has some familiar sounds. Listen for yourself.
How Parliament and Funkadelic Brought the 70s to A Freaky Climax
In 1979, Parliament and Funkadelic released two projects that helped close out the 70s– and usher in the era of rap and hip hop.
1988: Rap’s Golden Year
1988 showcased Public Enemy, MC Lyte, Eric B and Rakim, De La Soul in all their glory. So let’s revisit a time when the rhymes blasting out of boom-boxes were the keys to the culture.
“untitled unmastered.” Kendrick Lamar’s Adventure Continues
Kendrick Lamar’s newest release “untitled unmastered.” may be hard to categorize, but that’s part of what makes it so appealing.