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April 10, 2011

M.O.P. Rock Southpaw: With Top $ Raz, Sleepwalkas, Skotch Davis and The Upperclass Men [CONCERT REVIEW, PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Brooklyn's own M.O.P. headlined at Southpaw on April 7, delivering their signature hard-edged classics, with NYC artists The Upperclass Men, Skotch Davis, Sleepwalkas and Top $ Raz providing energetic opening act dopeness. Our Steven Ortiz was there, and tells us how it went down.
 
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April 10, 2011

Sleepwalkas: “Cookie Cutter Cornballs Can’t Cut It” Album Release Party 4/14 at Sullivan Hall

Sleepwalkas (Ciph Diggy & K. Gaines) release their delayed, but highly anticipated album "Cookie Cutter Cornballs Can't Cut It," with a jam-packed lineup of underground talent, going down April 14, 2011 at Sullivan Hall
 
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April 8, 2011

Big Pun Family and Supporters Relaunch Street Renaming Efforts

The push is on again to have a New York City street corner named after the late rap giant Big Pun. The family is collecting signatures and there is a rally scheduled for Saturday, April 9. We have the details.
 
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March 16, 2011

SXSW Hip Hop: New York Area Hip Hop Artists Scheduled to Perform at SXSW Music Festival 2011

Birthplace Magazine will be at this year's SXSW Music Festival which goes down March 15-20 in Austin, Texas, and we've put together a comprehensive, up-to-date breakdown of which New York-area hip hop acts you can expect to see at the festival.
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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
Jul 5 @ 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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#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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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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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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The @EarwaxxSessions – Weekly Sh... @ Amityville Music Hall
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“Hip-Hop, Technology and Reforming and Re-investing in our Community” A Day Long Conference at the 2015 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival SPONSORED BY  TIDAL,  Nielsen and Teaching Firms of America, Inc. —————- plus 2015 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival[...]
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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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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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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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Cipha Sounds’ “Take It Personal”... @ UCB East
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DJ Cipha Sounds from Hot 97 and Chappelle’s Show has uncovered the ancient connection between Hip Hop and Improv. The powers that be have been trying to keep them separated for generations… We will risk[...]

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