Know Your History

Know Your History – Back to School Edition

September 7, 2013

It’s that dreaded time of year again. . . at least for some. For others it sparks an air of excitement. Summer holidays may be coming to an end but there is a hint of promise for the new school year that is about to start. Some of us are ready to [Keep Reading]

Know Your History – Storytelling Rap

August 12, 2013

Today, I want to look at one of the most difficult things a rapper can do throughout the course of a song – tell a story. Doesn’t sound very difficult, does it? After all, we tell stories all the time in our daily lives. But I am sure you [Keep Reading]

Hashtag Rap Explained

July 17, 2013

Welcome back to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today we are exploring the poetic device known as the simile. More aptly, we are looking at instances where rappers have taken the word “like” out of the comparison in a [Keep Reading]

Know Your History – Hashtag Rap

July 15, 2013

Rap is poetry. I know a lot of people would disagree with that succinct statement but if you really think about it, where in modern society do we such wordplay, such poetic expression, such commentary, such emotion and feeling, and a wealth of [Keep Reading]

A Hip-Hop Tribute for Mother’s Day

May 11, 2013

Listen to this special Mother’s Day edition of Know Your History with the player at the bottom of the post. Download the podcast for free. Or continue reading. Happy Mother’s Day! “One of the most important things you can give in life [Keep Reading]

The History of Women in Hip-Hop

April 6, 2013

Women have been involved in rap music before hip-hop even had a name, before it was a recorded music phenomenon, and before we had superstars such as Queen Latifah crossover from musician to actor to author to model. She is one of hip-hop’s [Keep Reading]

Hip-Hop’s Better Half

April 4, 2013

Welcome to our third annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular on DOPEfm. We’re an overnight hip-hop radio show and every year at this time, we dedicate all seven hours of our programming to the Women in Hip-Hop. We do this to celebrate International [Keep Reading]

3rd Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular

March 9, 2013

DOPEfm’s 3rd Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular runs tonight on 93.3 CFMU on your radio dial with live streaming from the radio station’s website. You can also listen to us on Cogeco Cable Channel 288, on Shaw Cable 93.9 fm, [Keep Reading]
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