KRS-One's career began with DJ Scott La Rock as one half of Boogie Down Productions in 1985 with the release of 'Criminal Minded' a true Hip-Hop classic. They took the funky sound and party lyrics of old school Hip-Hop and created a rawer rougher political sound, producing some of Hip-Hop's most classic tracks to date such as 'Stop the Violence', 'Jack Of Spades' and 'South Bronx' that have influenced every MC and producer since.
'Industry Number 1' Hip-Hop collective launch 'A Way Of Life' a journey though the world of global Hip-Hop. A feature length documentary covering the expansion of the most significant musical movement of modern times. Shot over a span of two years in 21 locations across the globe 'A Way Of Life' explores Hip-Hop culture from music to graffiti, beat boxing and break-dancing.
Off Awkword's DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, produced by Ohio's Vice Souletric, and fittingly featuring KRS-One, the legendary Bronx emcee behind the Stop The Violence movement, Chicago's iconic rapper / producer Dug Infinite and fellow Jewish emcee / activist Brimstone127 of Miami.
In an era where rap videos are filled with flashy cars, corny dance steps, flowing champagne, and excessive jewelry, a lack of creativity has become more apparent than ever before. Todays videos rarely have a theme and Hip-Hop artists have lost their sense of humor as well as the art of storytelling. Enter Animal Farm with their side-splitting new video for Pop Music, which chronicles the rise of a pop star and his fall from glory.
Bay Area based MYX Music Label signed Kam Moye a.k.a. Supastition to its roster of stellar artists for his newest project entitled Splitting Image, to be released autumn '09. This collaborative venture is an exciting move for Kam Moye, as he has adopted a new artistic direction, which is being fully supported and encouraged by MYX Music Label.
The word legend is banded around with disregard these days but when it comes to Hip-Hop few people can lay claim to that title more than KRS ONE. Alongside the likes of Public Enemy & Big Daddy Kane he shaped the sound of modern Hip-Hop and in turn dance music itself.
Following in the traditions of ATCQ, Boogie Down Productions, the Roots and Public Enemy comes a new hiphop classic. Nothing but quotables here as 'The Teacher' himself, hiphop legend KRS-ONE trades verses alongside UK luminaries Skinnyman (Mudfam), MCD (silent eclipse), and Paradise (57 Dynasty/ TGSMP).
Dark Daze is an acclaimed and groundbreaking Graffiti Art photographer from the UK and is to hold an exhibition called ‘Pieces’ at the University of Essex Gallery. Running from the 20th April to 11th May. After catching an interview with the man we thought we would bring you a gallery of his work.
Emmanuel aka C-Swing is a producer of hit singles and albums for artists such as Beverley Knight, Estelle, Terri Walker. He has now released his debut solo album, D'Illusions of Grandeur, featuring collaborations with Mystro, Terri Walker, Michelle Escoffery, Braintax, KRS One, Nate James and many others.