Post Tagged with: "hip hop"

Ayọ (Photo via BK Reader)

A Conversation with Ayọ

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Immigration September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The singer and musician Ayọ will be performing at Weeksville Heritage Center on Sept. 24, a few days before the release of her eponymous album, reports BK Reader.

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Spreading Love on the Streets of Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video July 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Avenue Music Group’s pop-up summer series “Spread Love” uses an old-school form of music to spread positive messages as part of a campaign to fight violence.

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson in front of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, considered by many the birthplace of hip hop. (Photo courtesy of the council member’s office via Bronx Times)

‘Hip Hop Boulevard’ in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, History February 22, 2016 at 5:21 pm

A stretch of Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx will be co-named “Hip Hop Boulevard” to recognize the area as the birthplace of hip hop, reports the Bronx Times.

Benjamin Melendez (Photo courtesy of Julian Voloj via The Jewish Daily Forward)

A Graphic Bronx Tale of a ‘Tough Jew’

Bronx, History, Jewish, Puerto Rican August 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Julian Voloj’s debut graphic novel, “Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker,” is based on the experiences of former South Bronx gang leader Benjamin “Benjy” Melendez who discovers his family’s Jewish roots, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Hip-Hop Revolution

The History of Hip-Hop, in Photos and More

African American, Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video August 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

An exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York documents the history and influence of hip-hop through photos.

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

BreakBeat Poetry: Letting ‘the Local Live Universally’

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video June 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

A new anthology gathers the work of the hip hop poets, some of whom offered their work at a recent reading.

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Using Hip Hop to Help Kids Get Healthy

Education, Health, Video June 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Neurologist Olajide Williams turned to the beats and lyrics of hip hop artists to convey important messages to kids about how to be healthy; the program is now used across the country and overseas.

In what place did these August Martin High School students, standing with Syreeta Gates (right), finish? Find out at Queens Courier.

First-Ever Hip-Hop Culinary Contest in Queens

Food, Queens, Youth May 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.

(Photo by Courtenay Brown/Amsterdam News)

Evicted Youth Arts Collective Vows Comeback

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino March 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective of the Bronx may have been evicted but the group will live on as members actively seek a new space, reports the Amsterdam News. Chants of “You can’t just oppose, you have to propose” rippled through a recent emergency press conference.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL PARTIS a guest speaker from BMCC, talks to a crowed of students about the origins of Rap and Hip Hop in the Bronx at the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Feb. 27. (Photo by Marisol Dí­az/The Riverdale Press)

Uncovering the Bronx Mix that Gave Birth to Hip-Hop

African American, Bronx, Culture March 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Professor Michael Partis gave a lecture in the Bronx about the borough’s contributions to the birth of rap and hip-hop, genres that arose from mixing different musical elements, reports The Riverdale Press.

Tunisian El Général and other rappers will bring sounds of politics and protest from North Africa and the Middle East to BAM. (Photo from El Général, via Brooklyn Ink)

Rappers Bring Sounds of Arab Spring to Brooklyn

Rap artists whose songs became anthems during the Arab Spring revolutions and ongoing struggles in North Africa and the Middle East will bring their words of politics and protest to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, reports the Brooklyn Ink.

Young people who were a part of The Rebel Díaz protest the art collective's eviction. The center provided an artistic space for youths in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario-La Prensa)

Youth Bronx Arts Collective Shut Down

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino March 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The Rebel Díaz lost its South Bronx home after the landlord evicted the urban art and hip-hop collective for local youth, located in one of the Bronx’s poorest neighborhoods, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

MC RodStarz a.k.a. Rodrigo Venegas of the Rebel Diaz collective which is behind the Richie Perez Radical Library.  (Photo by Shira Golding, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Bronx Artist Collective to Open a Hip-Hop Library

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The Rebel Díaz Arts Collective plans to open the Richie Pérez Radical Library next winter, where people can learn about hip-hop culture, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The group wants to promote reading and collective learning among young people.

Screen grab of the rapper "Brooklyn Shanti" from video by Brooklyn Ink.

Video: Hip-Hop With a Bengali Flavor

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video May 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Nabin Laskar, the Bengali-American rapper known as Brooklyn Shanti, describes his path to hip-hop music and the challenges he faced along the way in a video interview with The Brooklyn Ink.

An image of Drake dancing at his first bar mitzvah, from his latest hip hop video. (Photo via YouTube)

Drake’s ‘Re-Bar Mitzvah’ Video: Respectful or Offensive?

Culture, Video April 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

The Jewish Week explored the flap over hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, which features scenes of him and fellow rapper Lil Wayne partying at his own “re-bar mitzvah” at a synagogue in Miami, while performing a song that contains profanities and sexual references.