Japanese Funk Edition

Funk U Cafe Ep. 9 – Funky Samurai Did you know there was a thing called Japanese Funk? Well, in the World of breakbeat funk, Japanese cinema of the 1970’s was a gold mine of funky grooves. This show features some dope tracks from that wave as well as some…

What’s the best thing about Hip Hop?

When people think of the benefits of Hip Hop as a culture, what comes to mind? Number one for many is economic. Hip Hop created a lane for many to thrive in that uses their innate creative and entrepreneurial skills for financial gain. Before Hip Hop became popular in the…

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Creating the Message – an interview with Duke Bootee

One of the many things I agree wholeheartedly with KRS about, is the importance of self-creation to the foundation of Hip Hop Kulture. The idea of self-creation is, at least in part, a product of the concept of “knowledge of self”, from the 5% ideology. The search for knowledge of…

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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…

Thanks President Obama!

No longer will we have a classy, intelligent, articulate mature adult in the White House because President Barack Obama’s second term is over. History will smile on his legacy unlike many who don’t see it now. Here are the numbers. Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the…

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…

What’s the Best Cypher in Hip Hop History?

What’s the best rhyme cypher in Hip Hop history? Is it Shades of Hip Hop’s Cypher featuring Big Pun, Canibus, Mos Def, DMX, John Forte and Mic Geronimo? You tell me…

The Media Meltdown of 2016

In no uncertain terms, we will long suffer the consequences of 2016. The decisions made on a global and national scale will surely affect us in the months and years to come. What we’ve realized this year is that the system is broken. That system, is our system of generating…

Bernie was never as popular as Hillary

Once again, we have proof that the ALT-Left’s claim that Hillary Clinton was the WORST choice for POTUS was full of holes. The so-called progressive left said that Hillary didn’t resonate as much with the American people as their hero Bernie Sanders. Well, first, Hillary beat Bernie Sanders by over…

Shout Out to Hip Hop Nerds

(originally published Feb 2, 2016) To be clear, rappers didn’t create Hip Hop. They used to speak for it though. Deejays didn’t create Hip Hop either; neither did B-Boys/Girls or Graf artists. Hip Hop was galvanized by all those groups together and also by some groups that have gone unnamed….

My Thoughts on Hip Hop History Month

The concept of Hip Hop History Month is lost on today’s society. There is not enough appreciation for the rich culture and economic opportunities afforded by the existence of Hip Hop to properly celebrate its success or awareness. At this point, modern-day mainstreamers think it’s OK to confuse music taste…

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.

Integration is the problem

I was reading a text book on global marketing the other day and I realized that integration is the problem in society. Not the black and white integration that comes to mind so quickly in a race conscious society like America, but another kind. I’m talking about the mix and…

Another way to see how media manipulates you

The World is a harsh place it seems and there are plenty of statistics to prove it. Death seems to follow us around any given corner. Whether through natural means, accidents or intentionally, it can strike at any moment. Even while you sit here reading this, someone is passing over…

Why the Mainstream Prefers Suckers, Clowns and Cynics

One thing that became clear to me when formally studying marketing was that marketing controls people’s lives a lot more than they might think. People think the illuminati or the government controls them, but it is only through marketing, media and public relations that anyone follows a command. People of…

How Hip Hop Business Creates Shared Value pt 2

New Model vs. Old Model Old Model The traditional model of calculating the value of entrepreneurship is by its economic impact. In a research paper titled, What is the Value of Entrepreneurship; A Review of Recent Research, by C. Mirjam van Pragg and Peter H. Versloot (Pragg and Versloot), data…

Cross Cultural Consumer Characterization and You

In society, people belong to groups of all sorts and affiliate themselves with others in numerous ways; American, Male, Black, Adult, Progressive, Democrat, Hiphoppa, Teacher, Writer, Whovian etc. We even let the stereotypical characterizations of these groups become part of our own identity. We identify with many groups or just…

Progressives Hate NSA But Love Russian Hacks?

I parted ways with the hardcore progressive left when they started hugging Edward Snowden’s nuts a few years back. I still watch, but I started not to trust their instincts at that time in a big way. It continued when networks like The Young Turks (TYT) went hyperbolic at the…

Watch This Space

Society, culture and the media that it operates through, can be studied and predicted. That type of stuff is what I’ve been interested in my whole life. The workings of the media and its impact on society has always seemed like the most influential force on modern life to me….

How many Hip Hop References are in Luke Cage?

That is the question. There are so many that we’ll be dissecting this answer for weeks. This series can be a sociological study on so many levels and if you know me, I will end up exploring them. We can discuss the use of the word nigga as a topic….

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