Hip Hop Revolution

This is what comes up when you search for pictures related to the words “Hip Hop Revolution” on Google Images   Related PostsThe Birth of Hip Hop Music HipHop_Business_Daily Thanks President Obama! Politics and Hip Hop What’s the Best Cypher in Hip Hop History? Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson…

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…

Hip Hop Lives on Earth

(Originally published Feb. 28, 2013) I just started taking some formal classes that might be informative to share with you from time to time. If I come across any relevant information that concerns the everyday life of a Hiphoppa, I will be sure to drop a new post. One of…

My Philosophy is more typical than you might remember

A particular classic hip-hop song starts out with a ‘sample’, which is an audio clip borrowed from an unrelated source: “So you’re a philosopher? Yes (deejay scratching). Yes. I think very deeply.”1 Judging from a superficial perspective of mainstream music today, you wouldn’t think the song relates much in modern…

Why is “White on Black crime” perceived differently among “Blacks”

Some people in the community have wondered why people in the so-called Black community seem more outraged by the Zimmerman acquittal Wilson non-indictment (or Garner choke-hold non-indictment), when in places like Chicago, young teens are murdered more often. That is not an outrageous question first off. It is natural to…

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…

Who are you?

Who are you really? Who do you model yourself after? Are you a product and accumulation of the behaviors you mimic from television, movies, music and religion? Are you the stereotype characterized in a file cabinet in a county courthouse, or some marketing research firm? Who gives meaning to your…

Everyday Hip Hop

Have you ever seen Shades of Hip Hop? Don’t know what that is? Well, for those that don’t know. Shades of Hip Hop is exclusive video birthed during the Golden Era of Hip Hop and the first national video mixtape distributed in the U.S. From concerts to interviews and rhyme…

How do you get someone to check out your new music?

Today, a thousand more songs were added to the internet by independent artists all over the World. With so much music being posted, how do you get someone to check out your tunes as opposed to all the others? Unless the person knows you or has heard of you, they…

Jay-Z reactive PR fails to boost sales

A November 20th launch party for the new Jay-Z line at Barney’s New York was cancelled for undisclosed reasons, even though they still went ahead with the deal. To be clear, it is not technically the new Jay-Z line. In fact, the brand is the second time Sean Corey Carter…

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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Finding the right answers

If we want answers to the most important questions, we must look to the past. Why? Because all the greatest questions which plague mankind at the core, have already been asked. These are the same questions that have burned in people’s hearts since the beginning. The questions are old. People…

Quora Question: What’s it like to be Rich on the DL?

This weeks question on Quora which peeked my interest was the following… What is it like to be discreetly wealthy? Some interesting answers came next, which explained the concept of being rich but not bragging about it, or living extravagantly. This is the opposite inclination of the modern-day rapper. Rappers…

The Temple in Man and You

To modern, 21st century man, ancient Egypt holds a mysterious place of supremacy in the schools of wisdom. We find that all western societies from the Romans on up to America, point to ancient Egypt as the source of much of the World’s knowledge. In fact, deep within the Masonic…

Sacred Geometry, Infinity, Fractals and You

Here is a simple explanation of the deepest math one needs to overstand. This is the basis of pyramid science and the reason why the Mona Lisa is such a beloved picture. DaVinci used this math to paint his figure of the Mona Lisa.   Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss…

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The Lies Hip Hop Told Me pt.1

There are a number of myths and outright lies that have been perpetuated in Hip Hop Kulture that poison the minds of novices and old-timers alike. Some of these lies have mistakenly become part of the false identity ascribed to Hiphoppas. Lie #1 Rappers Speak for Hip Hop As many…

The Esoteric Meaning of the Ninth Gate

This video is an insight to the symbolism of Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s book “Club Dumas” and Roman Polansky’s movie adaptation of the book “The Ninth Gate.” It doesn’t by any means delve into all the symbology found there in however one can see there is something more in the story than…

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The Age of Deceit (full movie)

What is the Illuminati Agenda? Here is just one perspective… 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…

Do you consider Trinidad James Hip Hop?

Artists like Trinidad James aren’t the real problem at all. It’s program directors who play his music as if it is comparable to real Hip Hop, that are the problem. The confusion about whether his lack of mic skillz or questionable talent in general, should get airtime, is part of…

Where is Hip Hop on Guns?

In the wake of the horrific school massacre in Sandy Hook Connecticut, what is the rap community’s response to gun violence? So far, the most prominent advocates of gun-laced “trap” music have been quiet as church mice. On occasion, while working with KRSONE and the Stop the Violence Movement, I…

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