Celebrating Hip-Hop

I love hip-hop music and culture and will continue to champion and celebrate it with book reviews, podcasts, articles, upcoming events, and more.

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That Bitter Sweet Feeling as the School Year Closes

The school year drawing to a close often leaves me with a feeling of melancholy. It’s hard to explain exactly why. I tried my best to do that with this song. I hope the bitter sweet feeling comes through in…

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Head of the Class – Deluxe (Album + Teacher Resource Book)

For many of our students Hip Hop is a way of life. That is why we combined our love of teaching and rap music to craft an album and resource pack that we can use in our classrooms. “Head of…

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Did Hip Hop Raise You Too?

Hip Hop Raised Me by DJ Semtex This is a beautiful book that celebrates the history of Hip Hop music and culture. It’s heavy. Literally. It’s bigger than some of the textbooks I had to cart around back in my…

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Happy Fool Dayz from Hip Hop HeadUcatorz

Happy Fool Dayz! This song is special as it showcases Wizekrak on production. The guest feature from Lefspek also marks our first time collaborating with an MC outside of the educational realm. The playful song contains verses by Wizekrak and Jon Corbin and DJ cuts by Chase…

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Hip Hop HeadUcatorz Debut Album Out Now

I’m very pleased to announce the debut album from my group Hip Hop HeadUcatorz. “Head of the Class” is available wherever you listen to music. You can even watch the album as we created a visual version of it for…

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Hip Hop HeadUcatorz Spread Some Christmas Cheer

In the tradition of Chirstmas Rappin by Kurtis Blow, Christmas in Hollis by Run-DMC and all the great Hip Hop holidays tunes that have followed, we wanted to spread some Christmas Cheer this season. You can download or stream the…

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The Time Is Now – Bond Series 001

The Time is Now for the first edition of the Bond series. Over 12 hours of music for only $12! Cheaper than the blank tapes we used to cop.

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NEW MUSIC – Refine Your Craft ft Sadat X

It’s World Teacher’s Day and we are celebrating it like we do every year, by releasing new music. This one is an anthem about trial and error entitled “Refine Your Craft” by Hip Hop HeadUcatorz featuring Sadat X. It’s a…

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24 Hour Celebration of Hip-Hop (Saturday)

August 11 has long been considered hip-hop’s birthday. Now, it is officially recognized as a national day of celebration. Every year, to mark the occasion, Radio Western dedicates an entire day to hip-hop with a special we call Word Up….

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The Return of Rap City (On Our Screens)

Rap City was such an important part of music television back in the day. It was great to see a block of television devoted to rap music. We were able to discover new tunes, and see some of our favourite…

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