MY MIC SOUNDS NICE: A truth about women and Hip Hop

A documentary covering rap’s most successful women in hip hop and the woman’s place in the culture, where it stands, and where it’s going. Starring MC Lyte, Missy Elliot, Salt n Pepa, Eve, Trina, YoYo, Lady of Rage, Rah Digga, The Poetess, Diamond, Lil Mama, Medusa, Jean Grae, Tiye Phoenix, Chuck D, Russell Simmons, Swizz Beats, Jermaine Dupri, Questlove and many more…

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J.DILLA 360: DVD sneak preview

As a tribute to the late & great JDilla. The ReFreshed band and musicians who study at the Rotterdam Conservatory organised an event in the honour of one of the greatest producers hiphop music has ever known. Inspired by the tribute of the Ma Duke orchestra (and the work of Miquel Attwood) young musicians of different musical backgrounds and education come to gether and share their love for the music of JDilla. The Concert aLso have featurings by GMB, Esperanzah & Miss Sandra St Victor.
The project was supported by Musicmatters (www.musicmatters.nu) and podium & cafe “Grounds”…
Video produced en filmed by Advance Motion Pictures
Art work by Erico Smit (ericosmit.com), VJ Venour (venour.com) & DJ Cutnice on the scratch.

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THE HISTORY OF THE BOOMBOX

Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It’s been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We’ve changed the way we listen to music — and to each other. Watch a video about the history of the boombox.

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Source: npr.org

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MANIFESTING A DREAM- “A Young Visionary Manifests HipHop Dreams in the Underground”

Manifesting A Dream follows a young & aspiring independent Hip Hop artist (Kush Limbu) from a small town in Belgium with a vision of Hip Hop that has nothing to do with fast cars, money or ‘bling bling’. Through his music, dance & interactions, he attempts to transport us back to the roots of Hip Hop, when the music was clean, dance moves were simple and the message crystal clear. In a commercially-driven world, where abstract concepts and subliminal messages influence the masses, and auto-tuned sounds rule the music charts, Kush deliberately steers his dreams away from what he believes to be “the highest form of slavery”. In other words, avoiding being trapped in a system controlled by the ‘illuminati’, a controversial subject he is unafraid to broach but fearful of losing himself to. Instead, he finds freedom and manifests positivity in the underground circle where a pure of love of Hip Hop is the driving force and the money secondary. With an emphasis on the simple values of life, Kush communicates his vision through his craft to anyone with an open mind.

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Source: Mamita L. Settling

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