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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
May 23 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm .@TechN9ne with @KrizzKaliko @Ch... @ Irving Plaza
.@TechN9ne with @KrizzKaliko @Ch... @ Irving Plaza
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Hip Hop Karaoke (@HHKNYC) at @Br... @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – May 24 @ 2:00 am
Hip Hop Karaoke returns to Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, May 23rd. If you’ve never been to Brooklyn Bowl, it’s a 20,000-plus square foot center that includes a bowling alley, restaurant (with food supplied by Blue Ribbon), bar and[...]
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HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS ... @ Museum of The City of New York
May 24 @ 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[...]
7:30 pm #AfterHoursLive FREE Improv Cypher @ Local Project
#AfterHoursLive FREE Improv Cypher @ Local Project
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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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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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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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The @EarwaxxSessions – Weekly Sh... @ Amityville Music Hall
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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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