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Slick Rick Praises The First-Ever Global Hip-Hop Day

on 06/07/2017 - 01:54 am

June 8 marks Global Hip-Hop Day, during which we celebrate the global and cultural impact of the genre that was started some 40 years ago. The first-ever event, which is held in conjunction with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the office of The Bronx Borough President, and New York radio station Hot 97, will take place in the Bronx and will commemorate hip-hop’s ability to unite people and create positive impact around the globe.During the day, there will be a public proclamation and unveiling of Hip-Hop Boulevard at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, which is the birthplace of hip-hop and home of legendary hip-hop pioneer Kool Herc.The special ceremony will also recognize Fat Joe, Slick Rick, Kool Herc and The Lox as this year’s of ICON honorees for their vast musical contributions.For legendary rapper Slick Rick, Global Hip-Hop Day will help solidify the future of the genre’s place in society.“It’s a good thing, because hip-hop is due recognition,” Rick said in an interview with HuffPost. Slick Rick Praises The First-Ever Global Hip-Hop Day
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Will Big Pun Finally Get His Own Street on 163rd ?

on 05/31/2017 - 04:13 pm

Bronx residents are pushing for Big Pun to get his own street in the Bronx. Fans have created a petition for the late rapper to be honored with a street on East 163rd Street and Rogers Place. AllHipHop reports the decision could finally go before city representatives, and city councilman, Rafael Salamanca, told a local news station that if residents support the proposal, he’ll bring the idea to a vote. Big Pun’s son, Chris Rivers, said the move to name a street after his father would be significant. “I think for the people of the Bronx that that grew up listening to him, that was inspired by his words and the millions of people that heard his music!and it changed their lives, I think it would be amazing to see something more concrete,” he said. Back in 2014, an unofficial street sign was put up by a fan, Shane Rossi, however, it was taken down by city officials. Recently, A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg had a street named after him in Queens, so there’s hope that this latest petition will get some traction. Big Pun died in 2000 of a heart attack. Windows of Hiphop  #1 Hiphop Non-Profit
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DJ Funkmaster Flex ,Prince Royce amongst others inducted in the Bronx Walk of Fame

on 05/24/2017 - 11:33 am

This past weekend Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council hosted it’s annual Bronx Ball, the premier event of Bronx Week and the official celebration of this year’s inductees to the Bronx Walk of Fame. This year’s honorees included Hip-Hop pioneer Funkmaster Flex, Latin music superstar Prince Royce, Orange is the New Black star Selenis Leyva and medical inventor Dr. Manny Villafaña. DJ Funkmaster Flex amongst others inducted in the Bronx Walk of Fame
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Legendary DJ Scott La Rock Has A Street In Kingsbridge Named In His Honor

on 05/22/2017 - 02:43 pm

This upcoming August 27 marks 30 years since Scott La Rock (aka Scott Sterling) was shot and killed in the Bronx, New York. A founding member and DJ/producer of Boogie Down Productions, Scott lived to enjoy just one album release, 1987’s classic Criminal Minded. The musical partner of KRS-One, the cousin of D-Nice, and the friend to Just-Ice, Greg Nice, DJ Red Alert and others was one of the first Hip-Hop artists to die amidst rising fame, and helped celebrate the borough’s (especially the South Bronx) impact on Hip-Hop 15 years after the culture’s celebrated birth. Legendary DJ/Producer The Late Scott La Rock Has A Street In The Bronx Named In His Honor
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Cha Cha Kings of the Cuban Revolution Bring Their Sound To Lehman Center

on 05/15/2017 - 09:39 am

When Orquesta Aragón, the Cuban band credited with spreading the cha-cha around the world, came to the Beacon Theater in 1983, it was a passionately political affair. Anti-Castro protesters heckled concertgoers entering the Upper West Side venue and vendors sold communist propaganda inside, according to a New York Times account at the time. A lot has changed in U.S.-Cuba relations since then, but Latin music expert René López said people who see the band on Saturday at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx can still expect an "electric" show. "It's festive. It's special because they don’t come here that often," said López, a Latin Grammy-Award winning producer who lives in Westchester. "Dancing breaks out in the aisles sometimes." Cha Cha Kings of the Cuban Revolution Bring Their Sound To The Bronx
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Comedian Puts Jennifer Lopez's Bronx Savvy to the Test on 'The Daily Show'

on 03/08/2017 - 04:01 am

You can take J.Lo out of the Bronx, but you can't take the Bronx out of J.Lo. With season 2 of NBC's cop drama Shades of Blue back on duty, Jennifer Lopez swung by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah where the host quizzed the "Jenny From The Block" singer on how much she knew about her native BX. Noting how she spends five to six months out of the year in New York to film her show, Lopez's Bronx savvy was put to the test when Noah asked if she knew how much a subway ride costs. "I started riding the subway when it was 50 cents. I remember when it went to .75 -- maybe the last time [I rode the train] it was like $1.75," she said, before discovering it's now $2.75. "We have to protest this!," she added. Lopez also correctly guessed that the last stops on the 6 line, which her 1999 debut On the 6 was named after, were the Brooklyn Bridge and Pelham Bay Park "on my side in the Bronx." He also asked the entertainment mogul if she ever "looks at herself in the mirror and go, 'Damn girl,'" amidst her success. "I honestly have that moment all the time 'cause I'm such a Bronx girl and my family's so Bronx. I'm serious, like I'll stand in the middle of my living room and be like, 'This is crazy,'" she said. "Honestly, I get goosebumps thinking about it. It never escapes me how fortunate I've been. I've been doing this for so long and I keep evolving and new things keep happening and somehow, I keep finding a way to do what I love. I'm really blessed." Lastly, after a flirty line from Noah, Lopez cleared rumors of her dating a certain Toronto rapper. "I am not with Drake," she declared. Watch the full interview here. . Trevor Noah Puts Jennifer Lopez's Bronx Savvy to the Test on 'The Daily Show'
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Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma: Why Hip-Hop’s Hottest Beef Is a Win for Rap Fans Everywhere

on 02/28/2017 - 05:15 am

The resurrection of Remy Ma has been interesting to watch. The brash Bronx emcee first emerged in the mid-2000s, as the obligatory “First Lady” of a high-profile rap crew, the Terror Squad. With TS leader Fat Joe’s co-sign and the rhyming skills to put her in the elite “leaders of the new school,” Remy seemed poised to make a quantum leap to the forefront of new millennium rap’s mainstream. There’s Something About Remy wasn’t huge, but hit single “Conceited” made her one of the most buzzed-about women in hip-hop—as did her high-profile appearance on the megahit “Lean Back.” As artists like Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Eve saw their runs hit various speed bumps, all signs pointed to this being Remy Ma’s time.. Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma: Why Hip-Hop’s Hottest Beef Is a Win for Rap Fans Everywhere
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Kurtis Blow to chair Fantom hip hop museum?

on 01/31/2017 - 02:16 am

Kurtis Blow is the Chairman of the Bronx. The legendary rapper, born Kurt Walker, says that after four years of hard work, he and his team are on pace to unveil the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx in summer 2018. Kurtis Blow to chair Bronx hip hop museum
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Fat Joe Is Here to Remind You How Latino Rappers Changed the Game

on 01/11/2017 - 02:31 pm

The South Bronx in New York City has sealed its place in history as the birthplace of hip-hop, where black and Latino youths created something out of nothing. But while the Latino community gets props for certain elements of hip-hop culture—including graffiti, DJing and breakdancing—it hasn’t gotten as much love for rapping. In the ’90s, Fat Joe and Big Pun changed that. Fat Joe Is Here to Remind You How Latino Rappers Changed the Game thumbnail courtesy of theroot.com

The Martinez Brothers Found a Beat in the Sounds of the Bronx

on 01/10/2017 - 02:07 pm

Since taking the dance world by storm—with a succession of releases on mentor Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity label, as well as collaborative work with Seth Troxler on Tuskegee—Stevie Jr. The Martinez Brothers Found a Beat in the Sounds of the Bronx
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