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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…

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Posted in Hip Hop, hiphoplives.net, kurt nice, Recent Posts, shadesradio.com

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

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Posted in big pun, canibus, cypher, dmx, Hip Hop, hiphoplives.net, john forte, kurt nice, mic geronimo, mos def, Recent Posts, shadesradio.com

How my landline contributed to Hip Hop History

About 18 years ago, in December of 1997, I had a conversation on my ‘land-line’ (phone) that led to something epic in the history of Hip Hop. At the time, I was the cameraman, host, producer and editor of what

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Posted in big pun, canibus, Hip Hop, hiphoplives.net, kurt nice, Recent Posts

Mos Def wears skirt but here’s two other things

You may have seen the picture of Mos Def (Yasin Bey) wearing what appears to be a skirt, although he prefers to call it a wrap from Ghana. In American Hip Hop Fashion sense, it’s not a good look. I’m

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Posted in 9 Elements, After Pac, After Tupac, Hip Hop, hiphoplives.net, kurt nice, mos def, music, rapper, Recent Posts, shadesradio.com, wisdom

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