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Nature Edition pt3: Up close

Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since touring the country with the Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop…

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Rare footage of KRSONE at Stonehenge

KRSONE at Stonehenge in 2007 with Mondo One backed by words from DJ Supreme and the Teacha speaking on Hip Hop. Are you swayed by the public portrayal of Hip Hop Kulture? Is what you see and hear on television and radio, an accurate portrayal of Hip Hop as a…

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What I watched this week-2

Here’s what I saw this week on YouTube, my go to source for current information and classic content. POLITICAL Let’s start with something serious from Thom Hartman, one of the most underrated political pundits in the media. He is very respected on the left and has a good understanding of…

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Rappers just look like emcees

Rapper Mac Miller was quoted on Vlad TV as having said Golden era music is similar to 2013. His full quote from thestar.com stated; “Artists right now are making some of my favorite music in Hip Hop that’s ever been made, I think that in many years this year will be…

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How my suburban town changed Hip Hop forvever

Introduction In this essay, the importance of our action or inaction as human beings in society, is discussed to remind us that even if we think that we are insignificant, the things we do or don’t do in life have ramifications that we can’t possibly foresee. In this discussion, we…

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Business Marketing Report (1)

This report is comprised of several briefs about subjects being discussed during last weeks research meetings. The topics cover Aging Trends, Management Orientations, Definitions of Learning, The Changing Business of Funeral Homes and Definitions of Margins and Turnover. The report is compiled by Target Media Group / Contact tmg@shadesradio.com Download…

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Hip Hop and Andragogy

As I study Adult Learning, I see more and more how it relates to my life in Hip Hop and how the culture itself, in its True School aspect, is a blueprint of learning. Hip Hop in its best aspects as a cultural expression of Hip Hop elements like Breakin,…

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The Lies Hip Hop Told Me (4): Poverty Pimpin

Many will say that Hip Hop started from the impoverished parts of the inner-city and it did. Hip Hop began out a sense of exclusion and oppression by the upper class in America. The sense of despair and the ambition that came out of it is credited with being an…

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What I watched this week

This week I came across some interesting videos, some of which you might enjoy. Scroll through the list and some might catch your attention, as they did, mine. Here is Tommy Sotomayor’s take on the Ray Rice incident and coverage this week. Also this week I saw some more interesting…

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Someone told Nicki No?

Upon hearing the news that the school which inspired the movie and TV show Fame, a high school of the performing arts, declined a request from Nicki Minaj to speak, I was relieved. Finally, someone had told the obnoxious and offensive Ms. Minaj, that her inappropriate antics would not be…

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What about Hip Hop activism?

Check out the discussion on the NY Hip Hop Report… “It’s one of those times in America when it’s hard to just act like everything is normal. So while we are going to have our show, and continue with the normal things we do (reviewing and previewing NY hip hop…

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Ferguson Police: Portrait of a PR Disaster

The events which took place on August 9th 2014 in Ferguson Missouri will become a textbook case of how not to conduct PR after a tragic and unfortunate incident. The incident, which involved a police officer shooting an unarmed 18 year old to death without probable cause, has sparked nights…

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What falling down says about race

There are a lot of dangerous people with guns in America. It seems like every week we hear about random shooting. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) had statistics from 2010 on the homicide rate by firearm. The total was 8,235 among non-Hispanic Whites and those classified as African-American or…

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How media uses PR to prop up poor police work

PR Propaganda and Persuasion Appeals The controversial police shooting of an unarmed 18 year old in Ferguson Missouri has sparked days of protests and extensive news coverage almost around the clock for the past week. In cases like this, news media, at the behest of authorities, or even without prompting…

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8 other things Hip Hop added to American culture

…And no I’m not talking about twerking! When we think of the cultural influence that Hip Hop has on American society and even the World, we think mostly in terms of the elements; Emceein, Deejayin, Graffiti Art, Breakin etc. In fact, True Schoolers tend to think of Hip Hop Kulture…

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The 100th episode of the NY Hip Hop Report

Manny Faces and Steve Ortiz celebrated the 100th episode of their weekly talk show on the NY Hip Hop Report. The show is a weekly discussion about topics relevant to the Hip Hop community from the perspective of the birth place of the culture. The NY Hip Hop Report looks…

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True Hip Hop Always On

Just in case you need a fix of real Hip Hop, don’t forget you can always get your dose of the good stuff on HipHopLives.net…   Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix…

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The Lies Hip Hop Told Me (3): Fuck America

To those in the inner city, life in America can look bleak at times. The lack of employment, crooked cops, criminals trying to stick you for your goods, scam artists plotting, over-inflated prices, poor education, you name it. But guess what? It ain’t as bad as it seems. That picture…

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Lincoln Park Hip Hop Fest 2014

A couple of random shots of the 2014 Lincoln Park Music Festival in Newark NJ. Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since…

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5 Reasons Black Men Among Most Influential on Earth

Just recently an article by our brother Dr. Boyce Watkins, outlined 5 reasons why he felt “black” men haven’t advanced over the last 40 years. Watkins states, “We are fragmented, distracted, materialistic, and ultimately weak.  We are not men….we are just a bunch of ‘niggaz in Paris.’ (Watkins, 2014)” That…