The Box That Rocks: 30 Years of Video Music Box

MoCADA announces THE BOX THAT ROCKS: 30 Years of Video Music Box and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture, an exhibition of contemporary art that celebrates the global influence of Video Music Box, and the show’s historic contribution to urban music and culture. In 1983, Ralph McDaniels launched Video Music Box, a groundbreaking television program that ushered in the popularity and innovation of music videos. As the show’s creator and host, and the producer and/or director of over 400 music videos, Ralph McDaniels is a pioneer whose influence is still felt throughout the music industry. It is safe to say that hundreds of Hip Hop, R&B and Dancehall artists owe their street credibility, record sales, and a great deal of their commercial success to Video Music Box. At its inception, Vi

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Heavy D documentary to premiere February 26

On Sunday, February 26 at 11 pm (EST), CENTRIC premieres the first documentary celebrating Heavy D since his death. The hour-long documentary includes interviews and testimonies from entertainment heavyweights including Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Brett Ratner, Cee-Lo, MC Lyte, and more. Viewers will hear stories about the late rapper from his family and other artists who formed early hip-hop including Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane and Kurtis Blow. Interviews include Queen Latifah reflecting on Heavy D as a mentor and Will Smith discussing their early beginnings together in hip-hop and Hollywood. Fans will experience how his music impacted hip-hop and pioneered the way for other MCs, and will also enjoy performance footage including Heavy D's last tele

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Fokis releases mixtape hosted by Sadat X & DJ Chonz

The time is now here, as Fokis’ A Vintage State Of Mind mixtape is now available! Serving as the official prelude to Fokis’ The Vintage Album, the mixtape features guest appearances from Sadat X, King Tee and more. The mix tape comes with a Graffiti inspired Black book with many legends doing tags, throw ups and pieces. "For me this mix tape is special because it is my first solo project in a while. It was fun creating this material and I look forward to connecting with my audience." says Fokis. Fokis is also offering some giveaways with the A Vintage State Of Mind mixtape. In the past he has given away a pair of “Beats By Dre” headphones and a $100.00 gift certificate from Victoria’s Secret. This time it will include products from GoodWood NYC & more. To qualify f

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Akrobatik aka: Bru-Tang Clan - Enter Tha 63 Chambahs

In just over a year and a half, Boston Bruin's Left Winger Brad Marchand has won a Stanley Cup and has become a fan favorite among Boston Hockey fans.  His cult hero status as a gritty player who doesn't take himself too serious has been elevated with the embracing of his popular nickname "Noseface Killah" and his references to his teammates as "The Bru-Tang Clan." To celebrate all things Wu-Tang and his own growing aliases, Marchand has teamed up with The Boston Sports Apparel CO. to design his own line of gear and with Boston’s own Akrobatik for a FreEP "Enter Tha 63 Chambahs" (63 coincidentally being Marchand's Jersey Number and the mirror of Wu-Tang’s debut album title). The six-songs featured on "Enter Tha 63 Chambahs" are all recorded over classic Wu-Tang instrumentals are s

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Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric are Czarface

With his illustrious career spanning nearly two-decades now, it would be easy for Inspectah Deck to sit back and rest on his laurels; after all, he has helped create some of the best hip-hop music ever recorded. Despite his low-key persona, Deck carved out his own unique space in the Wu-Tang Clan, thanks to his stand-out verses from “C.R.E.A.M.,” “Protect Ya Neck” and his otherworldly verse on “Triumph” among many. Likewise, who could forget Deck’s contributions on Ghostface’s Ironman (“Assassination Day”), his many appearances on Raekwon’s OBFCL, GZA’s Liquid Swords (“Cold World”) or his collaborations with Gang Starr (“Above The Clouds”) and Big Pun (“Tres Leches” which also featured Mobb Deep’s Prodigy). Throughout Deck’s career, whether it wa

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YoYo accepting applications for her School Of Hip Hop

YoYo’s School Of Hip Hop aims to change the lives of our youth through love, academics and performing arts, developing fearlessness, self-discipline, confidence and team work. The Spring Break experience is coming up for kids ages 7 through 17 and YoYo's School Of Hip Hop is accepting applications now. For more information or to register your child, please check out: http://www.yoyoschoolofhiphop.com/index.html and click on registration. When: April 2-6 2012 from 12-3 Where: 1030 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044 FREE PROGRAM FREE LUNCH PROVIDED Accepting applications now, first come first serve!

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