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Music Review: Nina Simone Gets Remixed & Re-Imagined

Legacy Recordings presents a perfect introduction to Nina Simone's legendary voice for the Hip Hop generation. Read More »

REVIEW-REFLECT: Tragedy: The Story Of Queensbridge

I sat down to watch TRAGEDY, THE STORY OF QUEENSBRIDGE with my eyes accustomed to the gray, foggy environment of QB in the winter. Read More »

Book Review: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Can’t Stop is a must-read—with an introduction by the legendary DJ Kool Herc. Read More »

DVD REVIEW: Scratch::All the Way Live

Even if you saw the Scratch show when it was in your city, even if you were ON the tour -- this is one to watch. Read More »

Reverse Sexism, Mista-ogyny, and all that Ying Yang…

So the problem is that none of the women recording these so-called "answer tracks" are NOT dissing the Twinz! Read More »

BRONXSTYLE … Fresh to Death

Since I shot Alien Ness at the RSC Anniversary, he's been one of my favorite B-Boys to watch. Read More »

All Natural Beauty

I guess this all started with my Mother who made her own candles from scratch in different colors, scents, shapes and sizes. Read More »

DJ JUSTO, Rest In Peace

DJ Justo and the Mixtape Awards took the emphasis off mainstream radio and back onto the true promoters of Hip Hop in the streets – the mixtape DJs. Read More »

Mama’s Baby…Daddy’s Maybe

What do DMX, RZA, Rakim, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Funkmaster Flex, P-Diddy, and Busta Rhymes have in common? Read More »

‘Send Me Your Royalty Checks For Mother’s Day’

"Not just another b-girl honey, Shanté cold-cocked all the skeezoids and, on rap's battleground she became a force to be reckoned with." Read More »