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Aren’t we all wrong sometimes?

I’ve been wrestling with this concept a lot since last year when it happened, but I haven’t been able to put it into words correctly. I feel that the subject is intrinsic to the essence of Hiphop consciousness, and while

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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

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A Hip Hop Pilgrimage to the Mother Land

There is such a thing as Hip Hop Tourism. And that’s the practical business approach to looking at the recent trip by Switzerland born and raised Hiphoppas from Winterthur. On the other hand this was more like a Hip Hop

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Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014

We enjoyed a special marathon of Hip Hop discussion on Sunday to kick off Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2014 right here on hiphoplives.net. That’s right Hip Hop! We shared a lively conversation on the conference call to start things off

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HipHopLives.net Sunday May 18th

Sunday May 18th is Hip Hop Appreciation Day, which is the first day of Hip Hop Appreciation Week during what is becoming known as Hip Hop Appreciation Month (not to be confused with Hip Hop History Month – November). Appreciation

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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

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MCA – Adam Yauch dead at 47

August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012 Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47 By Michael Pearson, CNN updated 5:34 PM EDT, Fri May 4, 2012 Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys performs in 2004 at

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South Bronx Hip Hop Festival

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

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Which aspect of Hip Hop came first?

Which element of Hip Hop Kulture was expressed first in this modern incarnation? Since, there have always been poets and dancers and painters etc., we understand that Hip Hop expressions are just their modern forms. Superhistorically, Hip Hop cultural elements

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