My Thoughts on Hip Hop History Month

The concept of Hip Hop History Month is lost on today’s society. There is not enough appreciation for the rich culture and economic opportunities afforded by the existence of Hip Hop to properly celebrate its success or awareness. At this point, modern-day mainstreamers think it’s OK to confuse music taste…

Archive Update: Hip Hop Posters

Please take a look at these one of a kind prints personally crafted by myself, to pay tribute to some icons of hip-hop music. While you do, I hope you would consider supporting my efforts to bring Hip Hop Kulture to future generations with the new Hip Hop Archive on…

How my landline contributed to Hip Hop History

About 18 years ago, in December of 1997, I had a conversation on my ‘land-line’ (phone) that led to something epic in the history of Hip Hop. At the time, I was the cameraman, host, producer and editor of what was called Shades of Hip Hop video mixtape documentaries. It…

Just to Pass the Time (Puzzle)

Back in the day when I was a kid. I used to spend time with my brothers and sister, putting together puzzles. There was something about the process that seemed fulfilling and exciting. If you find yourself with a few spare moments sometime, you might want to experience that same…

THE CYPHER WORDSEARCH (GAME)

This is an easy one. Just find the names associated with Shades of Hip Hop video mixtape volume #10: The Cypher recorded in December of 1997 and released as a feature in 2004. It was originally included in the video mixtape, Shades of Hip Hop vol. 4: Hot 2 Def…

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…

The Best Hip Hop Convo

After returning from participating in a panel discussion for Hip Hop Education Week at Essex County College in Newark, NJ today, I started to think. Some of the best conversations about Hip Hop have already happened. They happen in schools, back stage at shows, in bars, in back yards, or…

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The Beatnuts feat. Big Pun: Off teh Books

Watch live streaming video from tsuwwc3 at livestream.com 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…

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Exclusive Verse from Canibus

EXCLUSIVE!!!!!EXCLUSIVE!!!!!EXCLUSIVE!!!!! Watch live streaming video from tsuwwc3 at livestream.com 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…

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Exclusive Cilp from the Cypher Roundtable

EXCLUSIVE!!!!!!!!!EXCLUSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!EXCLUSIVE!!!!!! Watch live streaming video from tsuwwc3 at livestream.com 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…

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