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In 1831, a slave named Nat Turner saw a vision in the sun, that he took as a sign from God to start a revolution and set his people free. Over 3 days he started what would become the biggest rebellion in US slave history, yet his story has never been told.

The SP-1200, (a sampler/drum machine originally launched in 1987 by E-Mu Systems) allowed for a total sample time of 10 seconds. Producers such as RZA, Pete Rock, Madlib, DJ Premier used the SP to create countless classics.

If Hip Hop had a national anthem, this song would be it! The record cover shows the two Godfathers clasping hands, and what you see is what you hear.
KoolHerc Sedgwick Avenue

Yet it was exactly today, August 11th in 1973 that Cindy put together the infamous blockparty on 1520 Sedgwick Avenue where all core elements naturally collided and was later marked the so called birth of Hip Hop. Hip Hop is still, to this day, going strong as a universal musical expression, culture and collective consciousness. It's up to us to carry the torch for the generations to come and let Hip Hop be the light.
Style-wars

Let me introduce you to the marvellous world of the american 80s, where the struggle between Reaganist forces, liberal-progressive oriented and social minorities was fought in the field of film production.

Hiphoppa or not, everybody knows the Sugarhill's hit song. But the true story behind what may has been the most famous rap song of all times, seems to be forgotten. Get to know more...

Once Sprite set their minds to the new marketing strategy in the early 90's, they went all out starring Hip Hop artists in their commercials. Read more ...

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Low and behold. It is I, the follower of Bokonon, the humble loopdigger who only leaves his existential crisis for a gram of Pollem and winegums. Shedding light on topics cloaked in darkness, revealing...

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