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May 27, 2015

Black Thought Interview: Talks Roots Picnic, J. Period, Baltimore & More

The Roots frontman speaks on the DJ's role in hip hop, his work with J. Period, battle rap, The Roots Picnic in NYC, recent events in Baltimore, and more
 
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May 27, 2015

T La Rock, Silver Fox, & Kool DJ Red Alert Cypher [Video]

T La Rock and Silver Fox are two veteran MCs who helped rap music explode, along with Red Alert, who was instrumental in his role as hip hop radio pioneer.
 
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May 21, 2015

Lionel ‘Chinx’ Pickens: Funeral, Donation Information

We are passing along information regarding viewing and funeral arrangements for Lionel "Chinx" Pickens.
 
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May 7, 2015

Hip Hop Pioneer Afrika Bambaataa Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

The deal, according to Billboard, includes the entire songwriting catalog from the "Godfather of Hip Hop," as well as his future works.
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Mr. Magic - New York hip hop icon
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May
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Fri
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 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[...]
7:30 pm Cipha Sounds’ “Take It Personal”... @ UCB East
Cipha Sounds’ “Take It Personal”... @ UCB East
May 29 @ 7:30 pm
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[...]
8:00 pm Legendary Cyphers Season 3 (@leg... @ Union Square Park
Legendary Cyphers Season 3 (@leg... @ Union Square Park
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The Legendary Cyphers Team returns to Union Square Park for Season 3 of Legendary Cyphers. Every Friday night 8:00PM – Midnight (May thru November) All ages welcome. Host/Co-Founder: Majesty @Majesty360 Resident MC’s: Eli Black @EliBlackMusic Bjorn Majestik[...]
May
30
Sat
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 30 @ 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[...]
May
31
Sun
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 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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!
Jun
1
Mon
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 1 @ 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[...]
9:00 pm Freestyle Mondays (@FstyleMonday... @ Meridian 23
Freestyle Mondays (@FstyleMonday... @ Meridian 23
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00 am
Freestyle Mondays (@FstyleMondaysNY) SummerFest WEEKLY !! @ Meridian 23 | New York | New York | United States
5/4 Emcee Gameshow Battle + Open Mic 5/11 BeatBox Battle + Open Mic 5/18 Adam & Eve B-Boy-B-girl Battle + Open Mic 5/25 Dj Battle + Open Mic 6/1 Emcee Battle + Open Mic Cash[...]
Jun
2
Tue
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 2 @ 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[...]
8:00 pm The @EarwaxxSessions – Weekly Sh... @ Amityville Music Hall
The @EarwaxxSessions – Weekly Sh... @ Amityville Music Hall
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 2:00 am
While the majority of New Yorkers are heading out to the five boroughs to either attend or perform at music events, Long Islanders now have one more musical place of refuge to add to their[...]

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