hip-hop

Best & Worst of 2007

December 28, 2007

Here it is. My year-end Best & Worst list. THE BEST OF 2007 Best new T.V. show – Torchwood My favourite T.V. shows on the air right now all debuted last season. I have tried watching some of the new shows this season but there aren’t really [Keep Reading]

Rap Music Isn’t Music

December 20, 2007

I come across this mind state all the time. This latest instance was at a small Christmas get together at a colleague’s house. Almost everyone there was a teacher. I was in one of those small conversations that start up at these things. There was [Keep Reading]

Inner City Visions

December 10, 2007

I caught a show this weekend called Make Some Noise. It was an amazing show about young Canadians who have done some extraordinary things to make a difference in the world. I saw an inspiring segment about a young man who started up a recreation [Keep Reading]

Music Space Issues

November 16, 2007

Like I said yesterday, I have issues when it comes to organizing my music. I have vinyl records, cassette tapes, and CDs. Each format of music that I own is organized in its own way. My records are in old milk crates or recycling bins. These [Keep Reading]

Hip Hop in Final Jeopardy

October 26, 2007

The night before last, I was watching Jeopardy as I often do. The Final Jeopardy category was sports documentaries. The clue said something to the effect that “He was cited as creating “rap” in the 1960s in an ESPN documentary .” Huh? What? [Keep Reading]

Always a Scapegoat

October 24, 2007

Hip Hop gets made out to be a scapegoat a lot. Last night though, I laughed out loud at the latest problem that someone pointed the finger at this genre of music that I will forever champion. I was channel surfing and flipped onto MTV Live (Canada). [Keep Reading]

Best Concerts Ever!

October 19, 2007

I can’t resist a great concert. Music is meant to be experienced live. CDs, and radio are great but nothing is better than live music. Hamilton is a great city for musical events. When I was a teenager and young adult, I would go out to shows [Keep Reading]

Make a Difference

September 19, 2007

Music Videos are great. I can sit there and watch them for hours. And I did just that on the weekend. I flipped around from Much Music, BET, and Much Vibe for a few hours and then kept Much Vibe on as I did housework. I caught a great video from DL [Keep Reading]

Hip Hop at the Emmys

September 17, 2007

The Emmy Awards were on television last night and they tried a few new things in the telecast. They had the cast of each show sitting together encircling a round stage. It was an interesting concept that didn’t really seem to work. The show looked [Keep Reading]

What a Night for Music!

September 12, 2007

Yesterday was the day for music television. I rushed home from work to see the hip hop battle on 106 and Park. 50 Cent and Kayne West both came off as real down to life guys. It felt like a copout though when they announced the number 1 video at the [Keep Reading]
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