Remembering Shades of Hip Hop: CDS

For those unfamiliar with the Golden Era of Hip Hop in the 1990’s, here is some more background about that time period which fixates most Hiphoppas. One thing that really epitomized the time was something called Shades of Hip Hop video mixtapes. Now to some, that might sound self-serving, but…

Shades of Hip Hop: Undaground Seen

When you hear a Rasta say ‘seen’ it has a certain meaning. It means understood or understand. As a statement it means ‘ I understand’ or ‘I overstand’, ‘I agree with that’, ‘I see’. As a question it means, ‘do you understand?’ like, “This is the for real shit, seen?”…

Remember Me?

When people say freestyle, they don’t really mean freestyle in the sense Supernatural spits it. A freestyle use to mean coming off the top of the head in the moment. Coming up with lines as the beat is playing, is an example of mental dexterity, that few people can truly…

Rememeber Me?

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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