hip-hop

Chase March – the rapper

February 6, 2008

I think when you love hip-hop as much as I do that you need to be involved in the culture actively somehow. I have written about it for years. I cover hip-hop topics in this blog often. I used to write record reviews, stories, and interviews for the [Keep Reading]

An Introduction to Hip-Hop Culture

January 31, 2008

Culture is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.” Hip-Hop is a way of life for a certain group of people. It has unique rules and customs that [Keep Reading]

Album Spotlight # 1

January 29, 2008

Raising Hell – Run-DMC This is the album that introduced me to rap music. I remember it quite well. I was at a family due and my cousin had the cassette tape. He made sure that the adults weren’t around and he played it for a few of his cousins. [Keep Reading]

I’ve Joined the Digital Age

January 11, 2008

I have finally joined the digital age. Yes, I broke down and bought an MP3 player. I did a lot of research before buying one and I think I have found the perfect player. I didn’t buy an Ipod. They are extremely limiting. I needed something that [Keep Reading]

Music Space Issues – Solved

January 10, 2008

Last summer, I thought that it was so great that I managed to save some space and organize my entire CD collection (see entry). This Christmas break, I found myself organizing this same collection yet again. It took a lot of time and effort but I [Keep Reading]

Rap Battles

January 7, 2008

The battle in hip-hop is an art form all to itself. In a freestyle battle, two rappers compete against each other in order to deliver the best rhymes. The object of the battle is to deliver funny and witty rhymes that tear down your opponent. Some [Keep Reading]

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]
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