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Politics and Hip Hop

From the book – Hip Hop… Know What I’m Sayin by Kurt Nice (Amazon.com) This piece was published in the above book, in 2012, but notice how relevant it is today. What has the present day political culture taught us about society? In America, the political discourse is a direct…

Make Hip Hop Great Again

Let me remind you that Hip Hop created a multi-billion-dollar industry of products, services and techniques out of blood, sweat, tears, garbage and concrete.

Rappers Love to Talk About Money Not Business

Yes, I mean most rappers, not all, whether they are Hip Hop or Pop, love to talk about what money buys. And yes, they do like to talk about business, but only in relation to the dead-end trap of drug business. In that, we can hear discussions about prices and…

COLLECTOR’S LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

If you can’t make it to the debut exhibition this month, please consider supporting my efforts to preserve real Hip Hop Kulture by purchasing an original print. Your support helps build collections for displays in new locations. These presentations and public displays can provide unique inspiration for aspiring artists, producers,…

Exhibition Open

We made it! The brand new Hip Hop Archive at Plainfield Public Library @800 Park Ave is finally open! On display for the collective is my personal collection of artworks depicting some contemporary Hip Hop history. This material illustrates how we can all participate in the preservation of Hip Hop…

Check out the Hip Hop Lives Archive

Thanks to the Plainfield Public Library in New Jersey for providing such a beautiful facility to house our Hip Hop Archive. To celebrate the donation of my Shades of Hip Hop catalog, we will display photos, prints and items that document our collective contemporary history. The goal is to inspire…

What have you learned from Hip Hop?

Since conscious rap music became a recognized force in the American culture, many jewels have been ‘dropped’, so to speak. Many ‘pearls of wisdom’ have educated those who would have otherwise never considered the info being presented. That knowledge has translated many street lessons from the days of the Message…

My Life in Hip Hop

Although my time on this planet has been brief in the grand scheme of things, it has been longer than some who I traveled with before. My adult life has been a mix of highs and lows, like anyone else, more or less. I’ve had successes and failures both of…

Preserving Hip Hop for Future Generations

Stay tuned for more details to be announced… 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…

A View from the underground

(Introduction from my photo journal – Shades of Hip Hop: Undaground Seen NY/NJ 2008) In the depths of the premium grade underground market, there is supreme talent. There is more creativity and originality than you would ever find in the mainstream. The talent is always more raw and unique when…

Here’s another Hip Hop Puzzle

A couple of months ago I shared some simple Hip Hop games to pass the time. Here is another one based on a drawing I did recently. You can also support the Hip Hop Lives Preservation Project by getting a real puzzle that was just added to Etsy. Shouts out…

The #3 Rap Album Was A Hidden Gem This Year

Right now the biggest gainer in rap album sales on Billboard is the #3 position held by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cast recording of the Broadway musical Hamilton. Alone that statistic is impressive, but consider this…the Pinkprint World Tour by Nicki Minaj this year grossed $13M. Since July of 2015, Hamilton has…

18 Years Ago This Week

If you know me, then you might know that 18 years ago this week, I was developing a concept called Shades of Hip Hop. It was a concept which tried to capture the essence of underground Hip Hop Kulture with behind the scenes footage, freestyle outtakes and uncensored conversations which…

Hip Hop Revolution

This is what comes up when you search for pictures related to the words “Hip Hop Revolution” on Google Images   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…

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…

A Special Night in Radio: October 31, 1973

There were game shows, back then called quiz shows, comedy shows, variety programs, interview shows, and a reality crime show called Night Beat which followed police on the street, similar to Cops today. These shows were new and innovative yet, the main thing this era was known for were radio…

Fame and fortune versus making a living: 1000 True Fans

The following is an essay from the book, Hip Hop Know What I’m Sayin, available on Amazon.com   At the presentation of a Proclamation to the founders of Hip Hop Education Week in Newark City Hall in NJ, Vinnie Brown from Hip Hop group Naughty By Nature spoke to those…

Free Ideas vs Pay to Play

Background At issue in the twenty-first century is the trade-off between the necessity of writers, musicians, artists, and movie studios to profit from their work and the free flow of ideas for the public benefit. Movie (and music) industry participants claim that encryption programs are necessary to prevent piracy. Others,…

Know what I’m saying?

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…

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