Tagged with “hip hop” (5)

  1. BBC Documentary Archive: Tupac Shakur - Hip Hop Immortal

    Tupac Shakur trained as an actor, posed as a street thug and became a best selling rapper. He continues to be mythologised, revered and highlighted like no other. Poet and playwright Al Letson recalls the life of this restless revolutionary who was shot and killed 18 years ago, yet remains one of the biggest-selling hip hop artists.

    Tupac led a conflicted life, causing moral outrage in one verse and capturing the voice of the disenfranchised in another. He continues to inspire revolutionaries around the world and has even been chosen by the Vatican as someone who ‘aimed to reach the heart of good-minded people’. He wrote the feminist elegy Brenda’s Got a Baby and the abusive Wonda Why They Call U Bitch. Graffiti tributes cover walls across the world, he carried the conflict between community struggle and personal gain.

    With contributions from Tupac’s first manager and the actor Tony Danzia, Al Letson explores the complexity of Tupac’s life and the contending identities that define him.

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  2. BBC Documentary Archive: Graffiti - Kings on a Mission

    In 1974, New York City became the canvas for a new generation of Graffiti pioneers. Who were the teens behind the ‘tags’ - now the veterans of the scene? Why did they create this movement? We meet some of those who defied the law (and their parents) and diced with death to chase fame and acceptance of their peers.

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  3. Jay-Z ‘Decoded:’ The Fresh Air Interview

    Long before he sold 50 million records worldwide — and before he appeared alongside Warren Buffett on the cover of Fortune magazine, accumulated 10 Grammy Awards and became the CEO of his own record label — Jay-Z was living with his mom in the Marcy Houses housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, just trying to survive day by day.


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  4. The Glitch Mob - Crush Mode (40 min mix)

    A huge heavy mix of massive bass and chopped up beats from LA’s premier glitched-out electro hip hop crew . You just imagine seeing and hearing this played LOUD in a club - it would blow your mind. More of their music at http://theglitchmob.com/

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  5. Blockhead Mini Album Mix

    New York-based producer Tony Simon waxes his dreamy hip-hop beats and expansive soundscapes under the Blockhead alias. In preparation for the release of Blockhead’s latest album, The Music Scene, out on January 12th via Ninja Tune, Simon has crafted an awesome megamix featuring tracks from the album. If you call yourself a fan of DJ Shadow or RJD2, then we’ve just introduced you to your next musical obsession.


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