hip-hop

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]

Clash of the Titans

September 11, 2007

Two of the biggest names in hip hop right now are coming out with albums today. It’s been billed as the Clash of the Titans. Two giants in the industry competing over sales. Kayne West vs. 50 Cent. I can’t remember something like this happening [Keep Reading]

Free Preview

September 6, 2007

I was flicking through the television stations aimlessly the other day. Nothing was on. I searched in vain to find something worth watching. It’s been a tiring week and I needed to just kick back and relax, but nothing was on. As I channel surfed, [Keep Reading]

Tape Runs Out

August 8, 2007

I mourn the loss of the audio cassette. I used to spend hours recording things onto cassette. I remember when my brother and I used to use a tape recorder to make silly commercials and pretend that we were talk radio hosts. It was a lot of fun. I [Keep Reading]

Autograph from a Hip Hop Legend

July 23, 2007

This is a picture of the album cover I got signed on the weekend. I got signatures from some legends in hip hop; Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Punchline. These three emcees have joined forces with Stricklin to form the supergroup EMC. They performed [Keep Reading]
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