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Immerse yourself in hip-hop history on this New York City tour

As soon as you climb into the small van and meet the other participants, who are probably savvy, educated hip-hop fans from France, Wales, Ireland and across the U.S., you will realize that this is no ordinary tour.   Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2017/04/28/immerse-hip-hop-history-new-york-city-tour

Mass Appeal Raises $6M Funding Round Led by Universal Music

Billboard reports: “Mass Appeal, the graffiti/hip-hop culture publication that has grown to include television and production wings as well as a record label and creative services division, announced [yesterday] it had raised $6 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Universal Music Group. Founded as a print magazine in 1996, Mass Appeal [...]

Travel with Val: Bus Tour Features Historic Hip Hop Sites Around New York

NY1 NEWS: Travel reporter Valerie D’Elia takes a tour through the historic sites in New York City that birthed hip-hop. Watch the video at: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/travel/2017/02/27/bus-tour-features-historic-hip-hop-sites-around-new-york.html 

Swizz Beatz & Just Blaze Go Head-To-Head in Instagram Live Battle of Beats

Two of hip-hop’s heavyweights Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze went toe-to-toe in a live-streamed historic beat battle. Both producers have spawned twenty years of massive success by creating hit tracks for chart-busting artists.  Swizz has produced hits like DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” and Drake’s “Fancy,” while Just Blaze has been a regular producer for Jay-Z, producing his classic “Public [...]

It’s Official, Jay Z is the first rapper inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

By the way, this is a win for US. I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history. — Mr. Carter (@S_C_) February 22, 2017 A few months back, we found out Brooklyn's Own Jigga-Jay-Z was a nominee for the Songwriter's [...]

Windows of Hip-Hop 2017 BX Element Awards

Major congratulations to our founder, Debra Harris, for being awarded a Citation of Merit from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz & Windows of Hip-Hop at the 2017 BX Element Awards! 2017 marked the second annual celebration of the BX Element Awards. Debra was honored alongside The Lox, the legendary Tats Cru, DJ Jazzy Jay, [...]

It’s Official, Tupac Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2017 Inductees

Tupac has been confirmed as an inductee in the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. As reported back in October, Tupac Shakur was nominated for 2017 induction into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, and in an announcement today, the legendary musician/actor/poet has been confirmed as an inductee. The induction ceremony is set to take [...]

Brooklyn’s Own: Jay-Z – First Rapper Nominee For Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame

This year's Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame nominations were historic and well overdue for the hip-hop community. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter is up for induction into the Class of 2017-- making Hov the first rap artist ever nominated for the honor in the history of the music organization. Artists become eligible for a nomination after 20 years in the music [...]

Unveiling Ceremony For Newly Renamed “Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way” In Queens – 11/19

A portion of Linden Boulevard on 192nd Street is set to be named after the A Tribe Called Quest rapper, and will officially become “Malik 'Phife Dawg’ Taylor Way” thanks to his family and New York City Council Member Daneek Miller. On November 19, the family of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, who passed away in [...]

Prince’s Paisley Park Studio and Estate Opens as Museum 10/28

Paisley Park Tours Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has announced that it has permanently opened for public tours, following unanimous approval by the Chanhassen City Council on October 24. Tickets are now on sale for tour dates through December 2016, with tours starting up again this Friday, October 28. Visit www.officialpaisleypark.com to purchase tickets. Paisley Park [...]

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