November: Hip Hop History Month

Since November is Hip Hop History month, a time in the folklore of Hip Hop when we celebrate the intricate history of the culture we all dwell in, let us reflect on the past. Many Hiphoppas talk about old-school vs new school and tradition vs evolution, but it is not…

How Hip Hop entered the Global Economy

The question of international appeal and market segmentation makes me automatically want to examine Hip Hop as a culture. It’s interesting to note how, without marketing specialists and advertising executive’s influence, Hip Hop spread around the World. Still, it speaks to some of the same characteristics needed to define market…

There and Back Again: A Hip Hop Journey

    (originally published in 2008 for KRSONE.biz) On our last leg of the Stop The Violence Movement Pre-Tour 2008, we went to California in preparation for the full 20th year anniversary commemoration in 2009.  Rather than fly over the country by airplane, we decided to meet KRS ONE and…

The ethics of bootlegging


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