Less than 7 days ago I posted this pic announcing the Hip Hop Appreciation Day Shadesradio/HipHopLives.net video on demand bingeathon, coming up on Sunday May 18th. On that day we will celebrate the Golden Era of Hip Hop and beyond, by watching exclusive video from the Shades of Hip Hop archive.
In case you wonder whether there is anything interesting in the over 15 hours of footage in our library, an 11:00 ,min. clip from the archive was posted on Worldstar this week. In just under 3 days it generated 248,000 hits and over 3000 comments, mostly from young heads who were toddlers, if that, when I shot the video in ’97. Long live True School Hip Hop! Some flavas can’t be denied.
With all the ignorant/irrelevant to hip-hop methods of entertainment on display on Worldstar, why would I want my material shown there? Although, I probably wouldn’t pay for the exposure, it doesn’t bother me that from time to time my footage ends up on display. It just goes to confirm what I said before about YouTube hits and the quality of content in an earlier post (link to article). It also gives new audiences a chance to see REAL Hip Hop in a setting where they usually don’t. It would have been nice if they credited where they got the footage from though, Shades of Hip Hop. Follow me on Twitter @KurtNiceHHL or HipHopLives and Shadesradio groups on Facebook.
Animalkall • – woooooo! real hip hop youngins! pay attention
RenSalute YEEEEEEEAAAAH BABBBBYYYYYYY got that
M.FADED this was the sh*t
bgoode • Salute!
Willem bonnie • I forget Forte had flow.
DMV Takes no L’S • I keep coming back to this video
Huey • I don’t give a fuk Big Pun was one of the best spittas period. Rip #Punisher
Ballsdeepinhoes • Damn I miss when niggas was spittin! That was a legendary cypher!!!!!!
DeSToN_622 • Pay attention New school kids.. The reason you are bobbing your head up and down and you don’t hear a track is because these niggas GOT SKILLS not that new shit on the radio…..
magicone • This is REAL hip hop. Lyricists and poets. Not this cornball shit on the radio.
Tupac Shakur • BACK WHEN RAPPERS ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE SAYING…
The Don Dadda • S/o to New York for holding this ‘W……in the 90’s
Blac Panther • This when NY was takin W’s
Now NY is nothin but a big azz
Hafiz_Music • realist cypher I seen in a min….this is hip hop…not this WWE shit we got now…..
POPCULT • Everyone at the table takes pride in having their own unique style. I wish more people had the courage to be themselves when expressing.
Rawveira26 . • This was when hip hop was real
GuyYUNG • 16 hours ago so classic R.I.P BIG PUN met big pun in the tunnel night club n.y.c coolest dude i met…………………………….LL cool j had to black ball cannibus that was john forte wow he came home, and oh yea back then there wasnt that much homo rappers and homo niggas like there is now so when a nigga said eat a nigga ass in his ryhmes people under stood what he meant now with all yall homos, you gotta be careful what you say all you young niggas is selling ass for a record deal and a brand new pair of jordan’s and some money back then niggas robbed and extorted rappers and executive’s for record deals and money and royalty’s you young niggaz is pussy
GUNZ and BUTTER BABE lol……………….and everybody blood now
III.AM.GODD South niggas is confused right now hahaha they trying to figure out a way to dance to this video hahahah
ProvCity • This was when you actually had to pay dues…not just Youtube and dance song your way into the Game
Miamidreadboi • I still fucks wit dat 90s New York shit..never gets old
GreenBergs • watching this shit makes a nigga tear up, on the real…no one understands how classic this is
Steve Powers • these guys got skills its safe to say New York Takes a Win on this one
onlydopeshit • hit em with a thousand pounds of pressure per slap, make his whole body jerk back, watch the earth crack, hand em his purse back.
rip hiphop • This is the hip hop I used to love
Bruce Blade • We Need To See More Of This Shit In Today’s Time.
AK_Pochino™ • Shoutout to Big Pun…he def killed it…he made me wanna take a breath tho damn…Nonstop content!