7-Ways To Make 2013 Better

1. Forget New Years Resolutions! Instead make intelligent choices. You already have a mission, your impossible dream, commit to that for 2013. 2. Don’t Worry About The Economy. It’s out of your control. Just make intelligent choices regarding your money, whether you have a lot or a little. Be smart…

Industry Melt Down

Back in the day, my employees & staffers would always remind me: “The industry slows down this time of year, Michael.” “No one is taking calls or meetings, Michael.” “Budgets are maxed out, Michael.” “We should think about taking time off too, Michael.” I went along with it, but I…

Studio Time

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…

Beginners Mind

Back in the day I made plenty of mistakes because I was so “overconfident.” As a hot-shot, CEO publisher at 29, I huffed & puffed around the office like I knew what I was doing, wearing bravado like a gold record around my neck. It was only due to years of…

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 Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop…

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Follow Hip Hop Lives on Twitter

Follow @KurtNiceHHL 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…

Remember Me?

Do you recognize any of these Hiphoppas from Rock Steady Crew’s 34th anniversary? Leave a comment and test your knowledge…   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…

King of the Beats Switzerland

Founded back in 1997, film maker Pritt Kalsi embarked on his project THE KING OF THE BEATS. For over 20 years he has been Involved in Hip hop Kulture, looking for those breaks beats and samples. In tradition of DJs Such as Jazzy Jay, Marley Marl, Premier and Pogo, Pritt…

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 have always been present in our various cultures, but the…

TECH: The iRig Mixer for iPad and iPhone

Review: iRig MIX is the perfect iOS mixer By Jason D. O’Grady for The Apple Core | May 18, 2012 — 00:01 GMT (17:01 PDT) The iRig MIX ($99) is the portable DJ mixer that I’ve been waiting for. Ever since it was announced I couldn’t wait to get my…

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