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2014-08-25 08:24:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip-hop producer/artist Seneca Da Product, with a life time connection to the city of Ferguson, is deeply saddened by what's taking place so close to home and has channeled his grieving into a musical expression. They say that "music has charms that soothe the savage beast," and it's Seneca's hope that his song, "Teddy Bears," will help soothe some of Ferguson's pain and unrest following the murder by a police officer of 18-year-old Mike Brown....

2014-05-13 23:12:55

From skateboarding the streets of Brooklyn to spending several years as a monk in an NYC ashram — and back again — Srikalogy's experiences inform his unique hip hop sound and fuel his boundless love for life. New Paradigm establishes him as a powerhouse of creativity. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 With musical influences ranging from Talib Kweli to Radiohead, Michael Jackson to Matisyahu, Jimi Hendrix to Tinariwen, and a spiritual foundation built upon his experience as a monk...

2010-07-08 13:09:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Liles, President and CEO of KWL/ Def Jam Enterprises received the Medaille de la Ville de Paris, the highest honor an individual can receive for their contributions to Parisian culture. Liles was recognized for his role in helping to globalize the cultural phenomenon of hip hop to Paris. He joins the ranks of past winners that include fashion designers Valentino and Gianni Versace, actress Jane Fonda, and Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling....

2010-04-06 06:08:00

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum Foundation and the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Television Show have issued a final "Cease and Desist" to the NMOHH and other trademark infringers to stop using their name, likeness, and selling any material with the name Hip Hop and Hall of Fame! They have now unfortunately put other Hip Hop moguls, and some of HHHOF's friends in a legally liable position, like Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell, Leyla Turkann, and others...

2009-02-06 10:24:17

New York rapper Nas, who in 2006 declared that Hip Hop is Dead, is quite alive these days. His latest album, the controversial Untitled, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in July and is certified gold. It's also been nominated for two Grammy Awards, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance for the track N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave and the Master). Y'know, I've been nominated for it, (but) never won one, says Nas (real name Nasir Jones), who's expecting his first child with his wife,...

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Marc Horne IT SOUNDS like the most unlikely musical collaboration since David Bowie teamed up with Bing Crosby. But percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has revealed plans to perform with rap hell-raiser Eminem. The classically trained Scottish virtuoso grew up on a idyllic Aberdeenshire farm, while the US hip-hop star had a chaotic upbringing in a tough inner-city trailer park. Despite their chalk and cheese backgrounds and styles, Glennie is convinced the pair could make beautiful...

2008-07-25 09:00:58

"Nas" is a daring move, as its original title was the most divisive racial slur in America, the word symbolically buried by the NAACP in a funeral led by Jesse Jackson, who, it turns out, says it when he thinks no one is listening. In a treatise that is reflective, informed and mostly eloquent, "Nas" is a definitive reclamation of "that word," a searing thesis that is at times uncomfortable and brilliant. Reclaiming is a major theme throughout, whether it's "the word" or the legacy of...

2008-07-21 00:00:23

By The Associated Press Don't be fooled by "Queens Get The Money," the bracing opener of Nas'now-untitled ninth solo album: It sounds like nothing else on the CD. The Jay Electronica-produced cut - built on a few simple piano twinkles and no drum track - is by far the most left-of-center music the veteran Queens rapper has ever rhymed over. Calling himself "Nasty Nas-daq" and dropping oblique references to boxing greats and Huey Newton, Nas rhymes lines such as: "Bring back Arsenio/...


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