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…

Snoop Lion – Here Comes The King

The concept is better than the final product. Not really goin in on the True Rastaman vibe. Roots and culture! Power fi de people dem! Not really doing it with the poor accent. Way too early to say Here Comes the King. This track wouldn’t make me want to hear…

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…

Ice T and Coco Hip Hop Power-Couple

Ice-T and wife Coco have moved up in the ranking of Hip Hop’s top power-couples. Because of their successful reality show and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s recent de-listing, Ice and Coco have gained some ground. They are now one of the more respected couples representing Hip Hop who have…

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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…

Hip Hop Lives Graffiti by Siyah

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?

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…

Politics and Hip Hop part 1

What has the present day political culture taught us about society? In America, the political discourse is a direct reflection of the mainstream culture. Whatever values are found acceptable in the mainstream are for the most part used to align politicians with the pulse of America. On the extremes, other…

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…

Did you ever see that TV show on VH1 about Ego Trips’ White Rapper?

If you did, you must remember that dude John Brown, King of the Burbz, reppin Ghetto Revival. From watching a few episodes, he seemed strange at the time but upon meeting up with him at the Bowery Poetry Club, he came off quite normal and down to earth. He was humble,…

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…

Graffit Art or Vandalism?

Artistic expression is all around us. Yet it’s mostly in the form of product promotion on billboards, posters etc. Independent art sometimes catches your attention, out of the corner of your eye, as you pass it in your vehicle. It breaks up the disciplined, highly-regimented lines and colors of corporate…

Wikked Dance Crew

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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