Having to continue the daunting mission of claiming supremacy in the South Bronx shortly after the untimely death of BDP co-founder and friend Scott La Rock, Kris Parker, better known as The Blastmaster KRS-ONE, delivered an album that walked a thin line between so-called consciousness and hardcore. With intellectual lyrics and thought provoking commentary, the
We all have experienced it; those moments in life where you felt nothing was going right. You could not catch a break and it seemed as if everyone was against you. And then suddenly the horizon looked brighter and you found yourself entertaining company that was not there when you were down and out. You
On November 4th 1987, the proclaimed Godfather of “gangster rap” Ice-T, released his first studio album, Rhyme Pays. And the single that emerged from that album defined the “gangster rap” genre. “6 N’ the Mornin’” (which was the B-side to “Dog ‘N the Wax” (Ya Don’t Quit-Part II), produced by DJ Unknown), had a storytelling
“You’se a d**k blower, tryin’ to speak the Dun Language / What the drilly with that though? It ain’t bangin’/ You hooked on Mobb-phonics, Infamous-bonics / Lyin’ to the Pop Dog like you got it!” Most people have unique ways of communicating in their social circles, crews or to their family. Emcees are no different
Back in the eighties, a Hip Hoppers gear had to be funky fresh and the velour tracksuit with a pair of shell toes was a must fit for any b-boy and b-girl. After all, the world of Hip Hop was ushering in their own distinct styles with a unique take on all aspects of fashion.
Since the early part of the twentieth century, African-Americans expressed themselves through hairstyles that seemed to go hand and hand with the music and culture of the times. The Afro (the natural) was symbolic to the Black Power Movement that lasted from the late sixties to the early eighties and served as a mark of