19 May 2014 admin
Another battle rap kid makes our list for 2013. One Dae is reppin for Planet Brooklyn and showing us that you don’t have to be in the heat of the battle to make an impact. He’s clever and witty just as any good battle emcee should be but it’s more than that. His voice is seasoned and confident and as a result we’re appreciative of the rhymes he put forth this year.
16 April 2014 admin
Saying Peace this April 16th to the architect of this thing we call HIP HOP, Clive Campbell aka DJ KOOL HERC. What can I say about someone who created a parallel universe for me to exist, when I couldn’t fit in this other bullshit we call “society”. What would have become of me and millions others without this outlet for expression, this meta-morphing art form which freed more people than one can fully comprehend. Think of all the various degrees of employment one may claim employment under the umbrella of Hip Hop Culture. It is truly a world unto itself, made up of us living organisms. The recordings, parties, paintings, shows, battles, tragedies, etc. serve as time capsules to the past, but HIP HOP is alive. So long as we keep it’s true principals at heart. Those principles were taught to me gradually over time, from many of the elders who were there from the start and then followed soon there after…These principles have greatly been washed away by corporate America, just like the ancient wisdom of indigenous peoples worldwide. But fear not, HIP HIP is alive and well. It’s had to go underground to survive and rightfully so. It’s anti-establishment in it’s origin. It’s not for the fucking radio. Fuck a fucking radio edit. We don’t live by “their” rules. Hip Hop is supposed to be experienced “in person” anyways..It’s a social gathering. Come out to the shows. Why do I go to Hip Hop shows in NYC with 30 fucking people in a city of 10 million..probably a million Hip Hip heads in the tri state…and 30 -50 people a show???..BOOOOOOOOO! Anyways I won’t harp on the negative. Not on this day at least! I will say to the youth that keep a few of these principles in mind and we can ensure hip stays fresh for years to come!