Wednesday, April 2, 2014

 
Schedule of Events:
1:00pm: (Sundial Stage) Opening Words and J’SAR Banner Induction
1:15-4:00pm: (Special Collections Terrace) William & Mary Instructor and Artist John Lee creating a graffiti-inspired mural
1:20-2:20pm: (Read & Relax) “Neglected Communities, the Gray Economy, and Cultural Creation” featuring Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Mustafa Malik Shabazz, Quinelle Holder, and Cymandye Lady-C
Performances: (Sundial Stage)1:30-2:00pm: J’SAR2:00-2:30pm: VA Grind Family2:30-3:00pm: Intalek3:00-3:30pm: Handles3:30-4:00pm: JB da Pilot
[During the performances, check out the vendors at the Sundial Stage area]
2:00-4:00pm: (Botetourt Gallery) DJ BEE spinning records and SMILES CREW breaking
4:15-5:15pm: (Read & Relax) Reception and Hip-Hop Collection Exhibition
5:20-6:30pm: (Read & Relax) Panel II, “Neglected Communities, the Gray Economy, and Cultural Creation” featuring M$ Blendz, Frank Nitty Newman, Zulu Queen MC Lisa Lee, and Mz. Meka
See event page here.

WM2nd

 

Schedule of Events:

1:00pm: (Sundial Stage) Opening Words and J’SAR Banner Induction

1:15-4:00pm: (Special Collections Terrace) William & Mary Instructor and Artist John Lee creating a graffiti-inspired mural

1:20-2:20pm: (Read & Relax) “Neglected Communities, the Gray Economy, and Cultural Creation” featuring Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Mustafa Malik Shabazz, Quinelle Holder, and Cymandye Lady-C

Performances: (Sundial Stage)
1:30-2:00pm: J’SAR
2:00-2:30pm: VA Grind Family
2:30-3:00pm: Intalek
3:00-3:30pm: Handles
3:30-4:00pm: JB da Pilot

[During the performances, check out the vendors at the Sundial Stage area]

2:00-4:00pm: (Botetourt Gallery) DJ BEE spinning records and SMILES CREW breaking

4:15-5:15pm: (Read & Relax) Reception and Hip-Hop Collection Exhibition

5:20-6:30pm: (Read & Relax) Panel II, “Neglected Communities, the Gray Economy, and Cultural Creation” featuring M$ Blendz, Frank Nitty Newman, Zulu Queen MC Lisa Lee, and Mz. Meka

See event page here.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

themuseumofalbums:

BOW WOW WOW: “YOUR CASSETTE PET” (1980)

C·30 C·60 C·90 GO!

It was the introduction of Dolby B in 1971 that accelerated the popularity of cassette releases of albums.  As a technological icon, though, the cassette has somehow become indelibly identified with the 1980s.  Sales were at their peak during this decade, finally overtaking those of LPs, encouraged by their cheaper price and the availability of the first personal listening device, the Sony Walkman.

The first band to seriously try and harness the cassette’s iconic potential were Malcolm McClaren’s pop/punk puppets Bow Wow Wow.  ‘Your Cassette Pet’, the first album to receive a cassette only release, proudly plastered the cassette’s image over its artwork, inadvertantly leading a whole swathe of ironic retro wallpapers and pencil case designs decades later.

They followed with the album with the legendary single ‘C·30 C·60 C·90 Go’ (also the world’s first cassette single), a paean to the joys of home taping.  The cassette left the second side blank, causing their label EMI to refuse to promote the single and eventually drop the band.

Contrary to belief, cassette technology is still very much alive:  the UK has over 90 labels dedicated to cassette only releases and they have found a firm place in the hearts of younger generations seeking the thrills of obsolete devices and bygone technology.

Friday, February 28, 2014
#ArchiveHipHop

#ArchiveHipHop

Kool Herc on Good Day New York

New York News

Friday, February 14, 2014
Collection: Tapemasta, Brooklyn

Collection: Tapemasta, Brooklyn

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre  
in association with The New Black Fest
Present
Facing Our Truth:

10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O’Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and
Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat.

Directors: Ebony Golden and Axel Avin Jr.

February 5 - 10, 2014
Opening Night - Feb. 5th 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
General Admission $25

Special rates for Groups (10+) and students/seniors

http://www.nationalblacktheatre.org/#!current-production/cig5

Monday, February 3, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
drraptjr:

Guess what you get to bump tomorrow in your ride or at your party?! #TM2YL is just 8 hours away #MLKDAY14 #BetterMusic #HipHopEd @FlowstoryATX

drraptjr:

Guess what you get to bump tomorrow in your ride or at your party?! #TM2YL is just 8 hours away #MLKDAY14 #BetterMusic #HipHopEd @FlowstoryATX

Saturday, January 18, 2014
DJ Premier

DJ Premier

(Source: 90shiphopraprnb)

Saturday, January 11, 2014 Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
hiphopfightsback:

Run-DMC
Saturday, November 30, 2013
upnorthtrips:

Stretch & Bobbito - Pete Rock, The Fugees [11/30/95]
This one was originally shared from a crappy sounding cassette that we copped in the days of wayback, way back in the days. It was another 27th generation copy from the Underground Flavaz crew out of West London. This time, RRR have blatantly boosted the full 4 hour show from the DJ Eclipse rip which had been shared on the web a few years back [and subsequently been deaded in terms of linkage], we’ve bumped the EQ, compressed it a touch and tweaked it for your listening pleasure.
As well as the great music and tight mixing, this vintage classic includes a special remix from Stretch, unreleased gems from the Chocolate Boy Wonder and the studio guests include Pete Rock, 2/3 of The Fugees, Myschief and more. Get those matchsticks in the eye sockets cos you have to stay up for the PNB sample sale info and Kool G Rap on the erm, request line. This show is great example of why Stretch is held is such high esteem by his peers within the industry as well as the listeners, he may have been a DJ and a host, but the actual mixing, blends and turntable based doo-dads are tight like duck-butts throughout this show. No gobble.[via @RANDOMRAPRADIO]

upnorthtrips:

Stretch & Bobbito - Pete Rock, The Fugees [11/30/95]

This one was originally shared from a crappy sounding cassette that we copped in the days of wayback, way back in the days. It was another 27th generation copy from the Underground Flavaz crew out of West London. This time, RRR have blatantly boosted the full 4 hour show from the DJ Eclipse rip which had been shared on the web a few years back [and subsequently been deaded in terms of linkage], we’ve bumped the EQ, compressed it a touch and tweaked it for your listening pleasure.

As well as the great music and tight mixing, this vintage classic includes a special remix from Stretch, unreleased gems from the Chocolate Boy Wonder and the studio guests include Pete Rock, 2/3 of The Fugees, Myschief and more. Get those matchsticks in the eye sockets cos you have to stay up for the PNB sample sale info and Kool G Rap on the erm, request line. This show is great example of why Stretch is held is such high esteem by his peers within the industry as well as the listeners, he may have been a DJ and a host, but the actual mixing, blends and turntable based doo-dads are tight like duck-butts throughout this show. No gobble.[via @RANDOMRAPRADIO]