Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
7p-9p Hip Hop TakeOver kick off with Ife' and DJ Leecy T / Wonder Twinz (second hour) - go in two minutes to start
9p-11p Hip Hop TakeOver end of the year panel with Adam Bradley, Dream Hampton, Jamilah "Sistah Toldja" Lemeiux, and Harry Allen hosted by Ife' / DJ Johnny Juice (second hour)
11p-1a DJ Emskee and C. Reality / Hip Hop TakeOver wrap up (second hour)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
One thing i'd like to SEE change for a better, is people who wear their pants waaaaay down almost to the knees, exposing almost their whole ass and perhaps some back of the actual leg. Now, i do have to say that i'm a fan of hip hop fashion, and saggin pants is nothing new. It's apart of the culture. BUT... it's all about rockin' a style TASTEFULLY. Some of these people in see in the present day are outlandish with it. And they actually HAVE to walk funny to hold their pants up. Come on. Really hip hop??!! Barack Obama pulls his pants up.
Going forward, can we pleeeeeease reduce the halfway undressed look and take it back to mild saggin'. Those of you who do this HAVE to know you really look foolish.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
2010 end of the year review of hip hop on The Hip Hop TakeOver this Saturday, December 18th 7pm - 1am. Hosted for the first time in six years by HHTO creator and executive producer Ife´.
DJ Leecy T
The Wonder TwinZ
Johnny Juice and more
End of the year review panelist include some of the top journalist, authors, and bloggers in hip hop today:
Harry Allen - www.harryallen.info
Tune in Saturday, December 18th 7pm-1am for The Hip Hop TakeOver on WBAI 99.5FM and streaming live at www.WBAI.org
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I'll start by saying that because of the technology rush in the last decade, sadly anyone or everyone can consider themselves to be a dj. Get yourself a decent computer, buy the most fitting program that caters to your needs, up and download a rush of the hottest mp3 files, and boom.... you're instantly whoever your favorite dj is (in your mind and dreams that is).
Before the computer, the dj was the backbone of many hip hop groups that kept the party grooving before, during a stage show, and way into the morning light hours. And to have that honored position, you had to be GOOD, meaning having your own sense of style while keeping the spot bumpin'. Dj's entertained and TAUGHT the crowd about music that they might not have known about and MADE them like it by the way they rocked it into the mix. NO ONE told them how or what or when to play. Many times the turntables were either elevated above the crowd or closed off. If you even tried to step beyond the barrier, you got shut down QUICK by security or the dj's boys who craved to handle the trespasser. I've seen it happen.
I have a few points.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Most people undoubtedly want to be recognized for a talent, skill, or that something out of the ordinary that makes other people turn heads and spark mass conversation and attention. It's the mysterious, electric energy that superstars or scintillating events exude that is clamored after on a daily basis. Movie reviewers, to bloggers, to twitter and facebook fiends are all posting their personal opinions, some more pronounced than others, to bring attention to themselves in the hopes of becoming the kings and queens of the ultimate "go-to"opinions that the general public sheep will follow. I believe it's a natural human need to be wanted or featured.
But my problem is the saturation of the new millenium, digital age, where the accessibility of tools and resources that should be used to promote authenticity and credibility has allowed the non-talented and unknowledged to peddle their projects as well, cluddering the circles of the deserving, and has led to what i spoke on in the last post, the "dumb up". Gifts and curses coming to together for a disastrous result.