The Word is Bond Haunted Rap Radio Hour

There are some great Halloween-themed rap songs. The first one I ever heard was “The Haunted House of Rock” by Whodini. I was so captivated by this record for a number of reasons. Number 1, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous….

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Hip-Hop History Month is Every Month

Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. It’s hip-hop history month every month here on the program as we dive deep into topics that explore this rich, cultural history in detail. I’m your host, Chase March,…

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Know Your History – Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. I’m your host Chase March and we’ve got a great show for you tonight. I’m just going to jump into things. It might not sound like a show on…

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Know Your History 37 – The History of Radio Broadcasting

We have a need for home entertainment. A true need for it. Nowadays we don’t even think much about it. There are so many ways for us to keep busy while relaxing at home. We can kick back with a…

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Know Your History – Back to School Edition

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…

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Know Your History – Storytelling Rap

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…

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Hashtag Rap Explained

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…

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Know Your History – Hashtag Rap

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…

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A Hip-Hop Tribute for Mother’s Day

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…

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The History of Women in Hip-Hop

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…

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