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Pastor Corey Brook’s Project Hood group and associates came together to create the first Hip Hop Summer Fest in Chicago. Artists from the old school and new school came out to perform. Two stages were on opposite ends of Addams/Medill Park to cater to the different styles of hip-hop music. One stage housed younger artists, including Lil…

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Antonio Hardy, better known by his rap moniker Big Daddy Kane is set to headline the  All White Concert and Party in metro Detroit over the Labor Day weekend at Freedom Hill’s amphitheater. Joining him will be legendary music greats such as George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic and the P Funk All-Stars, the Mary Jane Girls, Cameo,…

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  Iconic hip-hop collective and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alum Public Enemy is responsible for providing countless classic hit singles, along with a string of gold or platinum albums over the course of nearly three decades. Frontman Chuck D has since personally recruited Cleveland emcee Jahi to help continue the legacy of the house that P.E.…

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Legendary group EPMD recently blew through Chicago to give fans both old and new a taste of hip-hop’s golden era. Playing to a sold-out audience at The Shrine, Erick and Parrish Making Dollars easily breezed through their sizable catalog of classics, including “So Whatcha Sayin’,” “You Gots to Chill” and “Strictly Business.” Since their debut in 1987, the pair…

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Big Daddy Kane is one of the most revered artists in hip-hop, but, in a recent interview with RO, Kane explained why he feels that change is necessary and why he switched up his approach on his latest project, The Las Supper, a joint venture with the live band Get Lifted. Despite the classic hip-hop ethos of “two-turntables and a microphone,” Kane says performing and recording with a live band has completely freed him creatively.

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For more than a decade now, Foxy Brown’s name has become less tied to her own music and more so become synonymous with drama, controversy and struggle as she continues to appear on tabloid headlines for her alleged bad behavior. Although Foxy claims to be one of the tough girls of hip-hop, she broke into tears during…

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Most hip-hop record labels were formed out of necessity. Before the major labels fully understood how to market and sell hip-hop music, artists needed a label that would allow them to hone their skills and create music that was a true representation of their experiences. We have compiled a list of the hip-hop record labels…

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  Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo Hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane could spend the rest of his career performing his classic songs all over the world without switching up a single beat. Yet, Kane reveals a fearless energy as he seeks to reinvent himself as a member of Las Supper, a soul, funk…

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