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This thing called Hip-Hop

{The homies Alex &Karen, DJ Kool Herc, & The Taylors supporting Pete Rock SJ}

About six years ago my friend Alex used to host a radio show called Project Hip-Hop on Sunday nights. I lived for this show. Project Hip-Hop played beautiful Hip-Hop music, it was the only time to find good new rap music, and listen to some of your favorite old school songs (on air). They gave local acts a place to come out and shine, and they brought the funniest Hip-Hop news they could find. I loved Sunday nights because they made them so fun and filled them with great music. The show is still on now, but it is being hosted by someone else (DJ Savvy & DJ Statik Selektah), but I no longer stay up late enough to listen to it, and I don't have a radio in my house, there's one in the garage, but the antenna sucks. Note to self: I think they have it for download each week, I must look into this.

Anyway, today I came home from church and started messing around on the internet while my hubby played video games, and I was watching some old videos, and then it hit me... "I should do Project Hip Hop Sundays on my blog!"  I mean I ain't going to host a podcast or anything like that, but that is a good idea for someone with the time, but I decided that this will be my new Sunday feature. I will post up a video, maybe a short playlist, and if I am feeling it, maybe even a quick bit of Hip-Hop news! What do you think?

Hip-Hop has been a big part of my life over the past 15 years or so, and I don't think there has been anything else that has influenced me as much as this culture. I have grown a lot lately, and I have kind of put Hip-Hop into this narrow part of my life that I only engage with while I am driving along in my car, yet when I hear these songs it brings all of that passion right back in my face, and I just fall in love with it all over again.

So without further ado, I present you with the very first installment of This thing called Hip-Hop.

For my first selection I picked I used to love H.E.R. - Common. I think it's a good place to start this off, it is one of my favorite songs of all time, and it can really carry you through the feeling of Hip-Hop.

Featured Playlist:
I'mma go ahead and make a theme out of this and do a quick 5 song playlist of some Chicago rappers, sorry no Crucial Conflict.

Quick bits Hip-Hop News:

To be honest I don't feel like writing much more, I'm trying to watch the rest of this game now, but check out the homie Haji-P's website for some free downloads and info on the upcoming album!


Elizabeth said...

sounds interesting, and i love that song.

LaLa said...

great post! thanks for sharing the wonderful love of hip hop!