Follow The Leaders

More good advice and things to think about from Michael Dolan… J Michael Dolan, Counselor I recently received an email from Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson—perhaps you got the same one. He said, “There’s a massive generational shift occurring that will blur the distinction between doing good for everyone and…

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…

What Can Artists Do To Move Their Career?

If you think you want a record deal and just put out mixtapes and perform ever once in awhile, here’s what some other artists are doing. This one just occurred, so too late to sign up. What: When: (NEW DATE) Sunday, December 16th 2012 in NYC Time: 11:00AM Until 6:00PM…

Rememeber Me?

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…

Remember Me?

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…

Unseen Unsold

The Internet provides us with an opportunity to do it all ourselves. However, there’s a downside: unless you’re an expert, whole-brained “multi-tasker,” you run the risk of completing production on your record, book, painting, script, video or big project, then failing to market it effectively, pitch it properly or “get…

Disaster 101

In light of the 2012 super-storm Hurricane Sandy, we are taking this time to remind you that shit does really get serious in a whole other way when the power goes out all around you for miles. Especially when its winter and its cold outside and inside.  Here is a…

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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MC SEEKS LIVE REVIEWER FOR HIP-HOP SHOWS

Music Connection magazine, which has for years reviewed unsigned bands performing in a club setting, is seeking a Live Reviewer with a passion for, and knowledge of, live hip-hop, particularly the current Los Angeles scene. If interested, email markn@musicconnection.com and include a writing sample. Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson…

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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…

Cee-Lo Green Christmas Album?

by Kurt Nice, hiphoplives.net Some may wonder if it is a complete sell-out move to hear a Christmas Holiday album from rapper turned pop entertainer, Cee-Lo Green, originally of the Atlanta-based Goodie Mob… Years after Cee-Lo’s unique, high-pitched voice graced the rap scene in the 1990’s, he has gone on…

King of the Dot Show a Disaster for Hip Hop

On June 9, 2012, Hip Hop turned another corner. This night, an incident with far reaching implications, stained the memories of  many Hiphoppas in a way they will never forget. Some moments in Hip Hop are looked on with fondness even if they seem harsh to the general public. It…

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