Is this the greatest hip hop tutorial video ever? Think so

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

This isn’t your ordinary tutorial video. Actually, it’s probably the most creative tutorial we’ve seen yet. Instead of simply narrating while showing the steps to make a hip hop beat, YouTube user Boyinaband raps his instructions in real-time, while also creating the beat simultaneously. The bar has officially been set high for tutorial videos everywhere.

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The Massive Map of Hip-Hop Monikors

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 14 November 2013

Pop Chart Lab has done it again: this time, it’s intruducing its Massive Map of Hip-Hop Monikers, a 60” x 40” wall monster that charts over a thousand hip-hop acts by semantics. It is even ‘carefully checked, double-checked, and triple-checked to ensure we did not forget about Dre’.

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Ain’t nothin’ to fear when (6 year old) B-Girl Terra is here

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By Dijana Necovski in Video on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Holy guacamole! Can this six-year old dance? Heck yeah! This little lady has got the moves and then some. Some hip-hop happiness is definitely running through her veins and she will absolutely floor you with her post-beanie moves. That’s it, I’m going to watch this clip several times and try and imitate B-Girl Terra next […]

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Kickstart your career with GoThinkBig

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 16 August 2013

I wish GoThinkBig was around when I was trying to get a start in the media world. This online platform helps young people get the skills they need to kickstart their careers, in the process providing them with the best work experience they’ve ever had.

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Promiseland: new music from hip hop group Ground Up

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By Brian Jerome in New Music on Thursday 8 August 2013

Ground Up has become a driving force in Philadelphia’s rising hip-hop community. The group is made up of New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Azar and Baltimore, Maryland’s Malakai. Ground Up has released several mix-tapes over the past half decade, including Supernatural (2012) and the DJ Cannon produced Up Late (2011). The group has notably also worked with […]

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Altar/Offering feat. Joshua Miller: the new single from Keyoung

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Wednesday 10 July 2013

I met Keyoung when he sort of stumbled into my life in Amsterdam. On a mission to explore the globe with only a backpack full of clothes and the poems he’d written, he seemed to be searching for his place in the world, anywhere that might feel like home. Though he gave off the impression of being a […]

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Hip-hop Doo-wop: cute rap music by Wally Clark

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Wednesday 24 April 2013

What could be better than the grit of gangster rap mixed with the sweet bubblegum pop of the doo-wop generation? This is the soundtrack for you and your sweetheart to take a cruise down Lovers Lane with, hold hands on the beach, or buy a milkshake at the soda shop. Young lovers of today can enjoy a […]

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Famous Rap quotes as street signs by Jay Shell

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 9 April 2013

Follow these fresh street signs to brush up on your rap history! Thanks to Jay Shell, you can find famous rap quotes on any corner. This street art sign series were born when he decided to go around posting his favorit rap lyrics as official looking street signs on the street corners they actually reference. Well done […]

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Survival Tactics: the first Australian Hip Hop feature film

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By LC Beatbox in New Film on Thursday 14 March 2013

Survival Tactics is the first Australian Hip Hop feature film. It’s directed by multi-talented Hip Hop artist Morganics and will be dropping soon. The freshest Bboys, Bgirls, free runners, DJs, MCs, spoken word, graffiti and street artists explode on screen. I helped out on set as production assistant and I was also an extra in […]

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Rubble Kings: the story of NYC’s gang subculture influence on hip hop

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By Denimu in New Film on Saturday 2 March 2013

‘We believe this story is too important to go untold!’ Rubble Kings is a feature length documentary by Shan Nicholson about the New York city street gangs of the late ‘60s & ‘70s and their influence on hip-hop. From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights […]

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Fame: new hip hop by Ab Soul

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By Ratface in New Music on Tuesday 22 January 2013

There’s been some great hip hop coming out of the US recently (Lushlife, Danny Brown, Black Milk, Action Bronsen, ASAP Rocky, Mr. Muthafkn esq). I’m a big fan of the black hippy collective (Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lammar, Jay Rock, Ab Soul). Ab Soul has a pretty unique concious angle and this is a stand out […]

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Better Made Hot Chips: new music by SKYWLKR

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By Ratface in New Music on Monday 14 January 2013

My obsession with hip hop generally starts with the lyrics, but the beats always have to grab me, too. SKYWLKR’s work with Danny Brown brought me to him, but I listen to his Strawberry Cough mixtape as much or even more. I love how dirty the drums are and how roughly he cuts the samples.

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Help fund a documentary about Stones Throw Records

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By Alvin Epps in New Film on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Te wonderful history of indie Hip Hop label Stones Throw Record is being brought to life in a deserving documentary entitled Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. Since 1996, Stone Throw has released critically acclaimed albums and now the label has launched a Kickstarter pledge to help fund the incomplete film. The pledge ends November 29.

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Sideline Story: a music video by J Cole

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By Sedgie Ogilvy in New Music on Thursday 1 November 2012

I really like this video and song by J Cole and feel like it’s worth checking out. The beat is so nice I could listen on loop for hours. Yes, I am addicted to hip hop.

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Hip-hop skate decks by Mike Corbett

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By Keith Pettinger in New Art on Wednesday 10 October 2012

Mike Corbett, aka Maccy, is a proper hip-hop don whom I had the pleasure of living with many years back in a (chaotic) share-house in Australia. Whilst his epic t-shirt, tape and toy collections are gold dust in themselves, it’s all about the collectable skateboard decks this time around. Maccy D’s even commissioned one himself from artist Mark Drew, a collection of his favourite album cassettes stacked on top of each other. This collection was recently updated with the Beastie Boys signed one ’5 Boroughs’ deck, done before MCA’s passing.

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