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November 27, 2012

Homeboy Sandman – Illuminati (Video)

Homeboy Sandman, the inaugural honoree of our "5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn't Suck" series, continues to prove why, blazing a now Stones Throw-backed trail of progressive, thought-provoking rhythmic American poetry with "Illuminati"
 
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April 25, 2011

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [April, 2011 Edition]

It's been a while since we last compiled a "5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn't Suck" edition, but we're back, and are sitting on a great list this month, including a couple things you might not know about, but should.
 
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December 30, 2010

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [2010 Year In Review Edition]

As an end of the year recap, we’d like to re-highlight a couple of the folks we’ve noted who we think exemplified the concept of the column, as well as spotlight a couple of different entities, to present to readers old and new, five reasons why New York Hip Hop didn’t suck in 2010.
 
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October 28, 2010

5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn’t Suck [October 2010 Edition]

We're back after a one month hiatus with our "5 Reasons Why New York Hip Hop Doesn't Suck" column, highlighting a batch of New York-area entities that we feel are a helpful reminder to those who would like to ignore the Big Apple's current, and future, hip hop greatness
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10:00 am HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANETTE BECKMAN, JOE CONZO, AND MARTHA COOPER. APRIL 1 – SEPT. 13, 2015 Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette[...]
3:00 pm PH Pumpkinhead Tribute “All Whit... @ Littlefield
PH Pumpkinhead Tribute “All Whit... @ Littlefield
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PH Pumpkinhead Tribute "All White Memorial Party" #RIPPH @ Littlefield | New York | United States
This Sunday, June 28th 3pm-10pm Special Tribute sets by Rich Medina, Tony Touch, DJ Eclipse, Eli Escobar, DP One, JS-1, GMS, DJ Static, Butta L, Sucio Smash, Mocha Sunflower @ Littlefield 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn,[...]
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#AfterHoursLive FREE Improv Cypher @ Local Project
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
A FREE improv event with 2 live Dj’s playing instrumentals for rappers, musicians, singers, dancers, beatboxers, and anyone who comes along!
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Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 2:00 am
Join us for funky fantastic night of dancing and debauchery at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn, NY! DETAILS: Solo Sexx & Nikolas & Stereo Crowd & The Amazing Octopus Septet
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10:00 am HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANETTE BECKMAN, JOE CONZO, AND MARTHA COOPER. APRIL 1 – SEPT. 13, 2015 Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette[...]
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10:00 am HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
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HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANETTE BECKMAN, JOE CONZO, AND MARTHA COOPER. APRIL 1 – SEPT. 13, 2015 Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette[...]
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.@StreetsMos Magazine. presents ... @ Club Pyramid
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The @EarwaxxSessions – Weekly Sh... @ Amityville Music Hall
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10:00 am HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
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HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANETTE BECKMAN, JOE CONZO, AND MARTHA COOPER. APRIL 1 – SEPT. 13, 2015 Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette[...]
6:00 pm ALL THAT! Hip hop, poetry & jazz @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
ALL THAT! Hip hop, poetry & jazz @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm
ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hiphop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open[...]

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