18 Years Ago This Week

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If you know me, then you might know that 18 years ago this week, I was developing a concept called Shades of Hip Hop. It was a concept which tried to capture the essence of underground Hip Hop Kulture with behind the scenes footage, freestyle outtakes and uncensored conversations which normally would have been edited out of broadcasts or never shown at all. That period  as a video producer, allowed me to archive some important aspects of Hip Hop (culture) which influenced what has become a lifelong mission of mine to preserve Hiphop (consciousness). Currently, I’m working on a way to ensure my collection of Hip Hop material lasts as a way to illustrate our common Hip Hop story, even when I’m long gone. Each of our stories and perspectives can provide valuable insight for future generations on what, or what not, to do.

In the mean time, I’ve been working on some commemorative art pieces to highlight parts of the overall collection… They are still works in progress, but I wanted to show you what I have so far. Once I make some more confirmations, I will be able to tell you where and when the collection will be on display.

 

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Kurt Nice

Kurt 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 as KRS-ONE’s National Marketing Director, Kurt Nice has been a constant commentator on conscious Hip Hop and its relevance to the new rap music of today, through radio and cable appearances. contact Kurt at info@hiphoplives.net

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