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2012-06-05 06:25:45

NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release the original motion picture soundtrack from Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap as a digital-only album available Tuesday, June 12. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, the new hip-hop documentary directed by Ice-T, is distributed by Indomina Releasing and opens in theaters Friday, June 15. A...

2012-04-04 06:25:00

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been 20 years since the L.A. Riots, the four days of unrest, looting and rage that paralyzed Los Angeles and sent racial shockwaves throughout the country. After decades of racial tension in South Central Los Angeles, VH1's Emmy Award-winning "VH1 Rock Docs" franchise explores the connection between the violence manifested on the streets during the 1992 riots and the rage expressed in Hip Hop by NWA, Dr. Dre, Ice T, and Ice Cube among...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1's Emmy award-winning "Rock Docs" franchise will premiere two new documentaries during the SXSW Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures' "Marley," the first film to tell the definitive life story of revolutionary music icon Bob Marley, will be making its North American premiere at SXSW on March 11th at 5:30PM CT. In addition, "UPRISING: Hip Hop and The L.A. Riots," narrated and executive produced by rapper Snoop Dogg, is set to make its world premiere at...

2011-10-10 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1's Emmy Award winning "Rock Docs" franchise is gearing up for a new slate of feature-length music documentaries from a wide range of genres, styles and perspectives. The newest roster of documentary programming is scheduled to premiere on VH1 throughout the remainder of 2011 and into 2012. Upcoming installments in the VH1 Rock Docs franchise include original productions "The TRL Decade," (working title) examining MTV's landmark series "Total...

2011-09-20 12:55:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its sixth year, the "BET Hip Hop Awards," hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will tape at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, October 1, 2011 and will premiere on the network on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 8 p.m.* This year's show will honor LL COOL J with the "I AM HIP-HOP ICON" Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO ) What began for LL COOL J in the nascent, burgeoning rap and hip...

2011-05-27 10:21:00

NEW YORK, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 682 Records -- Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) and KRS-One announce that their anticipated project, Royalty Check will be in stores and available at digital retailers Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Royalty Check, distributed by Canada-based 682 Records, combines classic hip-hop sound with rock elements through the use of live instruments and edgy drum patterns. Royalty Check is the perfect blend of all the qualities fans love and expect from these...

2011-02-22 06:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2006, The Global Awareness through Hip Hop Culture program has been at the forefront of legitimizing the use of Hip Hop culture in mainstream education. Based at a charter school in South Los Angeles, it has been one of the only educational Hip Hop programs in the nation offered as a regular class to middle and high school students. Sadly, due to ever-increasing budget cuts, the program will no longer have a home come June 2011. Sebastien...

2009-12-04 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hip Hop TV Network Channels have made it official by reaching an agreement to become the official Hip Hop Hall of Fame TV programming partner affiliate! "The deal calls for joint programming initiatives beginning online with the soft launch of hiphophof.com the fan and artist social networking site to debut on December 14, 2009. The network will then later expand to national broadcasters, cable, mobile, VOD, and satellite TV services in May 2010,"...

2009-11-19 15:10:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night a new chapter was written in the birthplace of Hip Hop, New York City. Red Bull BC One shook iconic music venue, Hammerstein ballroom, to its core. Sixteen b-boys from eleven countries battled with pride in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 1600 enthusiastic fans. French b-boy Lilou took home the honor of being "The One" for the second time, a first in Red Bull BC One's six year history. It was no easy task for Lilou, as all the night's...

2009-09-23 22:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" shook up Brooklyn, New York last night as some of the biggest names in entertainment gathered to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records -- one of the most celebrated hip hop labels in the music industry. "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will premiere on Tuesday, October 13 at 9 PM ET/PT*. Visit HipHop.VH1.com now through the on-air premiere for show details, artist interviews and performance sneak peeks. Taped at...