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Cold Crush Brothers at Harlem World 1981 II | DJ Dan-O Collection

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Originally posted on SoraNews24 -Japan News-:
Remember making all those mixed-tapes after the Walkman burst onto the scene at the beginning of the 80s (for those of you who grew up with all…

Cold Crush Brothers at Harlem World,1981 | DJ Dan-O Collection

  DJ Dan-O Collection

Resonant Bodies: Landscapes of Acoustic Tension

When a solid body meets its natural resonant frequency, it violently vibrates and breaks into pieces. What happens when the human body meets its resonant frequencies? Mostly a combination of soft tissue and… Continue reading

Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams 2013

June 6 – September 27: 2013 Tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams!! Click here  for the full schedule of weekly park jam celebrations. Find Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop… Continue reading

Cold Crush in DJ Dan-O’s Collection

  “I was at this jam at the Audubon Ballroom and Ecstasy Garage. I used to live 6 blocks away on 173rd and Audubon Avenue in Washington Heights.” DJ Dan-O

Hiphop Word Count Case Studies

Hip-Hop Word Count is a searchable ethnographic database housed on and created by Tahir Hemphill. The database includes lyrics from over 50,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The Hip-Hop Word… Continue reading

#HipHopEd 5/28/2013

Fresh publications added to the MXM resource page!

  We’ve just added some new publications to the scholarly papers section  of our site. Why shouldn’t mixtapes be a topic of discussion in academic circles? You’ll find them here: ‘Cheaper than… Continue reading

Project Mixtape – Memory

Project Mixtape – Memory from Shaun Jacques on Vimeo.

#HipHopEd 5/21/2013

The Foundation of 5eGallery 4th Anniversary of Celebrating Women in Hip Hop

The Foundation of 5eGallery is hosting their 4th Annual Women in Hip Hop Celebration today, May 14, 2013. The event will be held at Tangent Gallery, 715 E. Milwaukee Street (New Center Area) from 7:00pm… Continue reading

Hip Hop is Poetry Month: A Project of Hip Hop Caucus for National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, Hip Hop Caucus has created a video mixtape of Hip Hop culture’s most influential poets. Peep some of the ‘tracks” below, but you’ll have to visit their… Continue reading

Sounding Out! Podcast Episode #6: Spaces of Listening / The Record Shop

Originally posted on Sounding Out!:
In honor of Record Store Day (4/21!!!!) our latest podcast investigates what it means to inhabit the most profound of listening spaces, the record store. While we have…

A Mixtape for National Poetry Month: Poems to Be Heard

Because I believe poems should be seen and heard, here’s the mix of poems in my head, spoken out loud for you. -KC Keep up with KC on her website and tweet at… Continue reading

Why I Love 90’s Hip Hop Mixtapes by Gary Anderson

Back in 1995 I first discovered hip hop mixtapes.  I was 20 years old and had taken a trip to the Potomic Mills mall near DC and there was a kiosk inside that… Continue reading

Tony Atwood’s Throwback Vinyl of the Day: Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash carefully studied the DJing styles and techniques of earlier DJs, particularly Pete Jones, Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Flowers. As a teenager, he began experimenting with DJ gear in his bedroom, eventually… Continue reading

#HipHopEd 4/16/2013

Propmaster Retro: Placing Hip-Hop Culture on Material

  Celebrate the culture by supporting a Legend.

#HipHopEd | Who’s That Girl?

Watch and read about “Who’s That Girl” here.


Originally posted on Sounding Out!:
Today’s post from Cornell professor Travis Gosa (Africana Studies) marks the return of our “Sound and Pedagogy” Forum for a spring semester refresher course.  It’s a hard time…

In Response to “Student Forum: Non-Stop Hip Hop”

  By Terrance Stevenson, Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student at Cheshire Correctional Institution As a Center for Prison Education (CPE) student and self professed “hip hop head,” I found the article “Student… Continue reading

Call for Participation: Now Scream! The Hip Hop Collection Exhibition

  If you wanna be down, there’s only 6 days left! We’ve already received pics & quotes from China, Brazil, Greece, Kazakhstan, Wales, Saskatchewan, Oakland, Ithaca, and the Bronx, among others! -Ben Ortiz,… Continue reading

International Hip Hop Parade (IHHP) Animated

The International Hip Hop Parade is pleased to announce the first parade for Hip Hop in the Bronx. “This is an event that will celebrate a culture that is a multi-billion dollar industry today.… Continue reading

Help DJ Smooth Denali in his Fight Against Cancer

To all my family and friends worldwide, We need to unite for this brother, he’s a good dude. If you celebrated with me at my wedding reception, then you know what he can… Continue reading

Tony Atwood’s Throwback Vinyl of the Day: “Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits”

Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album from The Rascals, released in June 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Pop Albums chart by September 1968.

Who’s That Girl? | A Film by Nuala Cabral

  Through personal testimony and heated dialogue, hip hop fans and artists speak critically and candidly about an inner conflict, corporate control, and hopes for a music. This film was shot in 2003- 2007.… Continue reading