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  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Kool Herc's Top Three Old-School New York Hip-Hop Venues

    ​Kool Herc plays the genesis figure in hip-hop's fable; the first party the Jamaican-born, Bronx-raised DJ threw in the recreation room of his building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in 1973 is credited with formalizing the genre. From behind two turntables Herc spun the short, percussive sections of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Q&A: Rapper 9th Prince On His Older Brother RZA And The Early Days Of The Wu-Tang Clan

    ​The Wu-Tang Clan is hip-hop's most enduring family. Thanks to seemingly unbreakable bonds both artistic and familial, the now eight-strong crew of rappers is still together, despite frequent -- and usually shoddily sourced -- media claims that they're about to implode due to rampant bickering ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2007

    Shaolin Funks

    Transcending genres and avoiding landlords with Staten Island's mighty Budos Band

  • Music

    March 6, 2001