Tagged with Hip Hop

On the A with Souleo: Zora Neale Hurston is Hip Hop

On the A with Souleo: Zora Neale Hurston is Hip Hop

Initially, it may seem a stretch to imagine Harlem Renaissance writer, Zora Neale Hurston tapping her toes, bobbing her head, and reciting the lyrics to hip-hop songs. Yet, there is a vital connection between Hurston and hip-hop culture which was revealed following the “Zora Neale Hurston” play, presented as part of The National Black Touring … Continue reading

Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken

Word is floating around in the press that Doug E. Fresh has finally opened his long awaited restaurant in Harlem. We suspect that it was a soft opening, as it is always closed whenever we pass the colorful eatery. Read more about Doug E’s plans for the restaurant in the link: Hip-Hop Hooray: Food Comes To … Continue reading

What’s Happenin’ in Marcus Garvey Park?

Tuesday, July 29th, Friday, August 1st & Saturday, August 2nd at 8pm in Marcus Garvey Park: The Classical Theatre of Harlem is interpreting a huge Broadway hit: Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death Peopled by junkies, pimps, drag queens, sweatshops workers, crooked cops, prisoners, lovers, and dreamers, Melvin Van Peebles’ Ain’t Supposed To Die … Continue reading

Dee Jaying Street Ball Games Uptown

Rucker’s Park isn’t the only uptown court of champions. Farther north at 204th and Nagle at the Monsignor Kett playground, NBA champions and hopefuls alike perform to the beat of hip hop provided by a DJ. “For a D.J., working a basketball game is the biggest challenge there is, especially basketball in uptown Manhattan,” said … 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

Weekend Guide: Last Weekend in June Edition

Saturday, June 28 Confessions of a BET Producer: Hip Hop Xposed when: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM host: NY Hip Hop Meetup where: THE HIP HOP CHURCH (GREATER “HOOD” MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH) 160 W. 146TH STREET NEW YORK, NY (map) dress code: Casual, appropriate for church environment crowd: Conscious Old School Hip Hop Fans price: … Continue reading

Immortal Technique Drops 3rd World Today

Harlem raised Immortal Technique lyrically assaults all hypocrites and um, other undesirables on his new CD The 3rd World. Immortal Technique, born as Felipe Coronel, moved with his family to Harlem from his native Peru back in the ’80s while his homeland was in the midst of a civil war. He defines himself as an … Continue reading

Like Father, Like Son

Back in February we introduced readers to Jelani Day, the son of Harlem legend Dapper Dan. Jelani sent us this video that is of him and his pops having a conversation about the early days of hip hop and how it has shaped him into the person he is today. more about “NTV: Like Father, … Continue reading

Hip Hop X-posed

Confessions of a BET Producer: Hip Hop Xposed – Saturday, June 28th when: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM host: NY Hip Hop Meetup where: THE HIP HOP CHURCH (GREATER “HOOD” MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH) 160 W. 146TH STREET NEW YORK, NY (map) dress code: Casual, appropriate for church environment crowd: Conscious Old School Hip Hop Fans … Continue reading

Jamel Shabazz at the Bx. Museum Tonight

Looking for something to do tonight? Why not take a little trip down memory lane? Photog Jamel Shabazz will be at the Bronx Museum tonight. I saw this exhibit a couple of years ago at the Rush Corridor Simmons Gallery (Russell’s big brother) in Brooklyn and started having serious flashbacks of a bygone era. Details … Continue reading

The Scoop

An NBA Development League Team may be on its way to Harlem. {New York Times} Hip Hop 4 Life set to launch its Man Up! program at Bread and Roses Integrated Arts High School. {Hip Hop Elements} NY Post profile on Sharon Jones; investment banker, owner of Harlem Lanes and life-long Harlem resident. { New … Continue reading

Weekend Guide: Art, Hip Hop, Movies and Veggies

As always, Harlem has a few things going on this weekend to keep you busy. Below are some suggestions that were sent our way. Hope you find something you like. Have a great weekend! The 25 and up crowd can head to Ginger on Friday night for some old school hip hop and r & … Continue reading

Friday Hip Hop/R&B Event For 25 And Up Crowd

There’s a new entry in the world of Harlem nightlife. Every Friday night, Ginger, a popular Chinese restaurant, transforms into a lounge for the 25 and up crowd. DJ Hotday spins old school hip hop, reggae and r & b in the cozy establishment. You can rsvp to bck2the90s@aol.com.

Harlem Heritage Tours

Harlem is a large, diverse, engaging community that has tons of hidden treasures. Whether you have friends and family coming to visit or you just want to discover new things yourself, Harlem Heritage Tours just might have something for you. They offer several different tours depending on your interest. You can pick hip hop, gospel, … Continue reading