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A modern twist on the classic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet tale, The Nutcracker, is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Nov. 28. The Hip Hop Nutcracker incorporates music from the timeless Christmas story and adds street dancing and classic hip-hop, even featuring music from legendary rapper Kurtis Blow. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber,…

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Happy 48th birthday Doug E. Fresh! Born Douglas E. Davis in the Barbados but was raised in Harlem, New York. He is a famous rapper, producer and the Human Beat Box who gained fame for his unique rapping abilities and his ability to imitate drum machines. He released his first album, Oh, My God in 1986 and…

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Russell Simmons is incontrovertibly one of the most important figures in the history of hip-hop. His impact on urban and popular culture is incalculable. The country, and the world, are still feeling the residual impact of the multifaceted empire that he built 30 years ago in New York. Moreover, a legion of rappers owe their…

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In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that song also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.”…

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In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and that song  also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew.  Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.”…

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Last night, the Atlanta Civic Center played host to the final performance of the Legends of Hip Hop tour, featuring the queens of rap and hip-hop legends Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandy “Pepa” Denton. The energy inside the venue was absolutely incredible and was pure excitement as concertgoers came in wearing their door-knocker earrings, Adidas…

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