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Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Justin Emeka, opened last night at Marcus Garvey Park. This is the company’s second season in the park, following an uproarious run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last summer. After attending a performance last year, I had been waiting for this summer’s play … Continue reading

On the A with Souleo: Did hip hop kill the funk

On the A with Souleo: Did hip hop kill the funk

There are few things more powerful than strong, fierce, and bold women of color that challenge the status quo. This past weekend, independent artist and entrepreneur, Nucomme, paid homage to one such iconic figure in “Betty’s Story: A Tribute to Betty Davis.” The event, which was held at the Apollo Music Café, attempted to conjure … Continue reading

ATCQ – Movement 4

ATCQ – Movement 4

March 1st to 3rd Harlem Stage presented A Tribe Called Quest: Innovation and Legacies – A Movement in Four Parts. This four part series featured performances, dance events and a free humanities event headlined by a panel of hip-hop scholars, journalists and artists. Sat, March 3 Movement 4 – Beats, Rhymes and Beyond: The J. … Continue reading

Thanks Kanye: Christmas in Harlem

Thanks Kanye: Christmas in Harlem

Thanks to Kanye West we are getting lots of hits to Uptownflavor looking for his new song, Christmas in Harlem. We have a slideshow by the same name from 2008. So if you were looking for Kanye, click here. In the meantime, enjoy our slideshow since you are already here! Related post: Christmas in Harlem … Continue reading

Rumors: Kelis and Nas Divorce Saga

If you follow the annals of celebrity gossip news then you might have heard that rapper Nas (son of Ola Daru)  and his Harlem-born wife Kelis are in the midst of a messy divorce surrounding an alleged sex tape. To make matters worst, the couple is expecting their first child together and Kelis is suing … Continue reading

Third Annual Rapathon at the Hip Hop Cultural Center

THE HIP HOP CULTURE CENTER IN HARLEM PRESENTS  THE 3rd ANNUAL RAPATHON  Get your energy drinks, sleeping bags, and hottest rhymes ready, the 3rdAnnual Rapathon is finally here. With an extended 2 hours, H2C2 takes the art of an emcee to an all new high. A 26 hour non-stop cipher without profanity featuring 100 rappers may sound impossible, … Continue reading

Excuse Me Doug E. Fresh

The New York Post has decided to put all of Doug E. Fresh‘s financial business out on the street.  According to an article in today’s paper, the legendary rapper is facing foreclosure on not one, nor two, but three homes in Harlem.  He is also facing several thousands of dollars in collections and tax liens.  … Continue reading

The Re:Verse Literary Conference

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008 Location: Hostos Community College 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St., Bronx, NY Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Regular Registration: $15.00 (what a deal!!!) The Re:Verse Literary Conference presents creative ways for keeping literature and books valuable sources of knowledge and creativity. This series of professional-development workshops will help educators … Continue reading

Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem

This weekend was exhausting for me.  I spent all day Friday running around Manhattan for appointments, then I hit up the grand opening over at the brand new East Harlem Cafe.  On my way back home I popped into an art opening at Tribal Spears. Continuing on my trek uptown I walked passed the Magic … Continue reading

Hip-Hop and the 2008 Presidential Election

Friday • October 3 • 6:30 PM The 2008 presidential election promises to be an electrifying race for young people, whose vote is expected to have a major impact. Join leading hip-hop activists, scholars, and artists, including Chuck D, co-founder of Public Enemy, and Bakari Kitwana, executive director of Rap Sessions: Community Dialogues on Hip-Hop, … Continue reading

Streets Mos’ Representado – 24 Hours of Hip Hop

Streets Mos Magazine holds it’s 5th annual Street Conference on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the National Black Theatre of Harlem, from 12pm – until. The Conference – a quarterly event organized by creators of the internationally distributed magazine – will be co-organized by numerous affiliates: Adante Ace [Ace of Spades Entertainment, “AOS”], which will … Continue reading

Encore Presentation of Hip Hop vs. America II

BET News Premieres the Third and Final Episode of ‘Hip Hop vs. America II: Where Did the Love Go?’ Saturday, July 5th @ 8:00 P.M.* BET News gives the ladies the final word with HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?.  Hosted by MC Lyte and Jeff Johnson, this controversial town hall … Continue reading