WTF is a Poverty Rate?

Just a few short months away from another decisive, World-changing election, the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump finally decided to address the need for African-American voter support. Many, including myself, were offended by his depiction of an impoverished, crime-ridden Hellscape populated by “Black” people in America. He screeched about…

What have you learned from Hip Hop?

Since conscious rap music became a recognized force in the American culture, many jewels have been ‘dropped’, so to speak. Many ‘pearls of wisdom’ have educated those who would have otherwise never considered the info being presented. That knowledge has translated many street lessons from the days of the Message…

Just to Pass the Time (Puzzle)

Back in the day when I was a kid. I used to spend time with my brothers and sister, putting together puzzles. There was something about the process that seemed fulfilling and exciting. If you find yourself with a few spare moments sometime, you might want to experience that same…

HIP HOP HANGMAN (GAME)

YOU DARE CHALLENGE ME? BELOW ARE WORDS ONLY A TRUE HIPHOPPA WILL KNOW… THERE ARE ONLY 7 LEVELS. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE IF YOU DARE. I’M WAITING… Hip Hop words hangman game » hangman online Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop…

Putting Hip Hop in Perspective via Plainfield

The digital publication below is an example of several principles. Firstly, the format itself is an innovative use of modern technology to relay a story. I have used the digital magazine format for several years in experimentation, but I predict a new wave of inspiration flowing for 2015. I expect…

8 other things Hip Hop added to American culture

…And no I’m not talking about twerking! When we think of the cultural influence that Hip Hop has on American society and even the World, we think mostly in terms of the elements; Emceein, Deejayin, Graffiti Art, Breakin etc. In fact, True Schoolers tend to think of Hip Hop Kulture…

Nature Edition p2: Weird Science

How do things work? Science is all around us in nature. Everyday physics impacts the way we live without even knowing it. Did you know that when volcanoes erupt, sometimes a lightning storm is generated? The purple dots disappear if you stare at the center…. How a chain is made….

I like GIFs do you?

It’s real simple. I’m a visual person and moving GIF files are cool. They’re sometimes the perfect eye-candy. If you’ve been reading some of the more recent posts, you will have seen a clever usage of these amazing little mini-movies. In the future expect to see more, and know that…

Picking the right thumbnail and song title

A lot of work may have gone in to your last music project. You may have taken time to come up with concepts and constructed a well put-together song. It may have taken numerous hours in the studio to get the right sound on the track. Now when everything is…

Everyday Hip Hop

Have you ever seen Shades of Hip Hop? Don’t know what that is? Well, for those that don’t know. Shades of Hip Hop is exclusive video birthed during the Golden Era of Hip Hop and the first national video mixtape distributed in the U.S. From concerts to interviews and rhyme…

The most popular Jay-Z interview on YouTube right now…

What does it mean when you have the most popular Jay-Z interview on YouTube right now? Nothing…because YouTube hits aren’t what they seem. This week on spreaker.com I broke down the significance of YouTube hits and likes on social media. On the one hand, they are good sources of advertising…

Remembering Shades of Hip Hop: CDS

For those unfamiliar with the Golden Era of Hip Hop in the 1990’s, here is some more background about that time period which fixates most Hiphoppas. One thing that really epitomized the time was something called Shades of Hip Hop video mixtapes. Now to some, that might sound self-serving, but…

Hip Hop Think Tank 3 @ the Schomburg Center

Talking about establishing Hip Hop curriculum across the U.S. and the World at the third annual Hip Hop Think Tank 3 conference at the Schomburg Center in Harlem NY. Chairman Casey Wong and moderated by Martha Diaz Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in…

How much money iTunes makes in one day

1 dollar (or 75p) per song – that’s 116 dollars (or 72.09 pounds) a second, 6,945 dollars (or 4316.61 pounds) per minute, 416,700 dollars (or 258,996.83 pounds) per hour, and 10 million dollars (or 6.21542669 million pounds) a day. So in 3 minutes, they would earn what some people would…

10 Steps in Making a Documentary

Documentaries by Untitled Learning how to create a documentary may be a lot of fun and doesn’t demand a film-making degree. You only need a burning need to educate story along with a willingness to figure out each step from the process. Listed below are 10 easy-to-follow steps for making…

The Temple in Man and You

To modern, 21st century man, ancient Egypt holds a mysterious place of supremacy in the schools of wisdom. We find that all western societies from the Romans on up to America, point to ancient Egypt as the source of much of the World’s knowledge. In fact, deep within the Masonic…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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…

2012: The Year of the Follower

Is it just me, or did FaceBook lose some of it’s significance, and Twitter blow up in 2012? In 2011, we were still buzzing off the phenomenal success of FB and the Hollywood movie, The Social Network. Trouble arose in 2012 however, when FB went public on the stock exchange….

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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…

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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