First and foremost, while i’m occasionally guilty of using it, I would love to see the elimination of the words “Old School”. It indicates retirement. The fact is, there are rappers who actually HAVE retired their mics, and they STILL know more about true Hip-Hop, than most of these kids today.
November 17th, 2016 HIS NEW ALBUM REASONABLY ILL ARRIVES DECEMBER 1, 2016 AND FEATURES REWORKS OF CLASSIC JAY Z AND NAS Nas once made a statement that “Hip Hop Is Dead”. Well a Virginia MC is definitely keeping it alive, taking inspiration from Nas’ debut album, the well known, well loved, “Illmatic”. Making the concept […]
By Adrienne Miller (and Jailyn Robinson) Most kids will never know of the U.N.I.T.Y Queen Latifah was trying to spread … or how she empowered women in ‘Ladies First’. They won’t remember how Common ‘s ‘I Used to Love H.E.R’ or how Fat Joe taught us to ‘Lean Back’. However, my son who is quite […]
Starting out with a super nice interview with indie Detroit MCs Flyboi Rich and Shakk Sport by Warnell Jones, this month’s Hip Hop Forum digital magazine is a great mix of opinion pieces and interviews to give you a fine taste of hip-hop culture in the broadest sense. Nobodee Jones takes a look at ‘Barfest’ […]
Interviewed by Warnell Jones Despite all the questions about hip-hop’s future (is hip-hop dying; has it been dying since its emergence?) and those claiming that the art of rhyming has died because of a lack of syncopated rhyme, let alone the rising popularity of “mumble rap”, there are many artists who say no and argue […]