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On March 2,

Kirk Knight took a break from recording in the home

he shares with his manager and two new kittens.

 

Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times

 

Hip-Hop’s New New York        SundayReview        NYT        MAY 2, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/opinion/sunday/hip-hops-new-new-york.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REST IN PEACE PRODIGY (MOBB DEEP)        80 MINUTES OF HIS MUSIC        20 June 2017

 

 

 

 

REST IN PEACE PRODIGY (MOBB DEEP) | 80 MINUTES OF HIS MUSIC | STREAM TRIBUTE        20 June 2017

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVZ2_6Yf81M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rap        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/rap

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/30/
hustlers-convention-rap-lost-great-album-hip-hop

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2003/may/07/
artsfeatures.popandrock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rap        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/23/
678696503/the-best-rap-albums-of-2018-were-totally-surreal

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/09/28/
554220367/how-streaming-revolutionized-raps-album-rollouts-on-the-road-to-no-1

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
551787647/the-autobiography-of-gucci-mane-a-story-of-rap-and-rebirth

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/aug/20/
jay-z-review-the-king-of-rap-bears-no-juicy-tabloid-tidbits

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/
arts/music/soundcloud-rap-lil-pump-smokepurrp-xxxtentacion.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/
arts/music/prodigy-mobb-deep-dead.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/03/14/
468724848/k-a-a-n-is-the-answer-to-all-of-your-rap-desires 

 

 

 

 

New York rap        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/
arts/music/prodigy-mobb-deep-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

rap genre > trap music        USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
551787647/the-autobiography-of-gucci-mane-a-story-of-rap-and-rebirth

 

 

 

 

conscious rap        USA

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/19/
564453458/talib-kweli-speaks-through-radio-silence

 

 

 

 

gangsta rap        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/16/
nate-dogg-obituary

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oct/23/
rudy-ray-moore-obituary

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/may/23/
arts.politics 

 

 

 

 

gangsta culture        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/sep/12/
schools.society 

 

 

 

 

gangsta rap lyrics

 

 

 

 

rapper        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/28/
kano-live-review-liverpool-arts-club-made-in-the-manor

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-
24186020 - 21 September 2013

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/nov/09/
heavy-d

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/13/
50-cent-his-own-words

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/23/
lil-wayne-pleads-guilty

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/20/
urban

 

 

 

 

rapper        UK / USA

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
551787647/the-autobiography-of-gucci-mane-a-story-of-rap-and-rebirth

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/
obituaries/christopher-wong-won-rapper-and-a-founder-of-2-live-crew-dies-at-53.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/
arts/music/soundcloud-rap-lil-pump-smokepurrp-xxxtentacion.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/
arts/music/prodigy-mobb-deep-dead.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/
arts/music/vince-staples-norf-norf-mother-video.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/
arts/music/danny-brown-atrocity-exhibition-interview.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/microphonecheck/2015/11/12/
455768224/logic-do-something-for-yourself

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/
arts/music/hip-hop-star-bobby-shmurda-in-jail-finds-his-label-unsupportive.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/
arts/music/rick-ross-promotes-mastermind-album-at-best-buy-theater.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/
arts/music/adam-yauch-a-founder-of-the-beastie-boys-dies-at-47.html

 

 

 

 

female rapper

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/09/25/
553474495/cardi-b-becomes-first-solo-female-rapper-to-top-the-singles-chart-in-19-years

 

 

 

 

rap star

 

 

 

 

rap lyrics        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/
opinion/rap-lyrics-on-trial.html

 

 

 

 

battle rap        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/dec/09/
battle-rap-helped-depression

 

 

 

 

British rap        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/09/
rising-stars-uk-hip-hop

 

 

 

 

queer rap        USA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jun/09/
zebra-katz-rise-of-gay-rappers

 

 

 

 

rap along to the latest hip-hop hits

 

 

 

 

dub

 

 

 

 

dub poetry

 

 

 

 

rap battles

 

 

 

 

MC / MC

 

 

 

 

MC-ing // British equivalent of rapping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

urban music        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/20/
zarif-soul-music-kindred-spirit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Sawyer breaking. Upper West Side, November 1983.

 

Martha Cooper/Steven Kasher Gallery

 

A Global Search for Art and Culture on the Street        NYT        April 18, 2017

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/
a-global-search-for-art-and-culture-on-the-street-martha-cooper/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almighty KG of the Cold Crush Brothers at Harlem World. 1981.

 

Joe Conzo

 

Hip-Hop? She Won’t Stop        By Andrew Boryga        NYT        Apr. 4, 2015

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/hip-hop-she-wont-stop/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JDL and Grandmaster Caz at Club Negril. 1981.

 

Joe Conzo

 

Hip-Hop? She Won’t Stop        By Andrew Boryga        NYT        Apr. 4, 2015

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/hip-hop-she-wont-stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hip hop / hip-hop        UK / USA

 

https://www.npr.org/music/genres/hip-hop/

https://www.npr.org/series/4823817/the-history-of-hip-hop

https://www.theguardian.com/music/hip-hop

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/25/
660173879/how-slick-rick-and-queen-latifah-breathed-life-into-hip-hop-in-1988

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/
lens/40-years-of-hip-hop-photos.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/06/
641599819/keepers-of-the-underground-the-hiphop-archive-at-harvard

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/
lens/from-duke-ellington-to-public-enemy-images-of-hip-hop-and-its-cultural-roots.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/jul/12/
biz-markie-rock-steady-crew-run-dmc-early-hip-hop-stars-in-pictures

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/
arts/music/kanye-west-album-ye.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/
t-magazine/hip-hop-music-1980s.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/09/28/
554220367/how-streaming-revolutionized-raps-album-rollouts-on-the-road-to-no-1

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/
551787647/the-autobiography-of-gucci-mane-a-story-of-rap-and-rebirth

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/16/
the-week-in-radio-mogul-life-and-death-chris-lighty-jules-and-james-review-hip-hop-podcast-gimlet

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/21/
533792166/combat-medicine-afghanistan-vet-seeks-to-help-others-through-hip-hop

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/
arts/music/prodigy-mobb-deep-dead.html

 

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/
a-global-search-for-art-and-culture-on-the-street-martha-cooper/

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/04/09/
473503407/lin-manuel-miranda-talks-hamilton-once-a-ridiculous-pitch-now-a-revolution

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/oct/07/
hip-hop-raised-me-dj-semtex-rap-photography

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/13/
south-bronx-hip-hop-gentrification-the-get-down

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/
arts/music/popcast-gucci-mane-and-atlanta-hip-hop.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/06/
hip-hop-weird-image-nicki-minaj-kendrick-lamar-kanye-west

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/24/
arts/music/phife-dawg-tribe-called-quest.html

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/
hip-hop-smithsonian-museum-photos/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/
100000004152144/school-of-hip-hop.html - Jan 19, 2016

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p032ml75

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2015/aug/21/
dmc-sneaker-culture-brooklyn-museum-video

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/14/
432146089/biopic-straight-outta-compton-tells-the-epic-story-
of-hip-hop-and-n-w-a

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/
hip-hop-she-wont-stop/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/
magazine/notes-on-the-hip-hop-messiah.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/
arts/music/asap-yams-creative-force-in-hip-hop-dies-at-26.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/sep/17/
def-jam-10-of-the-best-jay-z-kanye-west

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/09/
339173654/in-hip-hop-collaboration-can-lead-to-greater-success

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/31/
g-eazy-rapper-gentrify-hip-hop-interview

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/
arts/music/homophobia-and-hip-hop-a-confession-breaks-a-barrier.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/
books/prodigys-hnic-street-lit-from-infamous-books.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/
opinion/coates-hip-hop-speaks-to-the-guns.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/
arts/music/adam-yauch-a-founder-of-the-beastie-boys-dies-at-47.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/04/
adam-yauch-beastie-boys-significant

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/dec/29/
heavy-d-pulmonary-embolism-dvt 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/shortcuts/2011/dec/21/
hip-hop-losing-homophobic-image

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/13/
school-jayz-studies

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/arts/music/
hip-hop-universe-expanding.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/09/
rising-stars-uk-hip-hop

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/feb/01/
hip-hop-dj-kool-herc

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/
arts/music/13drake.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/23
/lil-wayne-pleads-guilty

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/may/18/
urban

 

 

 

 

 hip-hop revolution - 1988        USA

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/25/
660173879/how-slick-rick-and-queen-latifah-breathed-life-into-hip-hop-in-1988

 

 

 

 

USA > Southern hip-hop

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/21/
552449582/how-master-p-gamed-the-music-industry-and-laid-a-path-to-generational-wealth

 

 

 

 

hip-hop pioneer        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/nyregion/
a-one-episode-show-with-a-lasting-impact-on-hip-hop.html

 

 

 

 

USA > hip-hop label > Def Jam        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/sep/17/
def-jam-10-of-the-best-jay-z-kanye-west

 

 

 

 

early 1980s        USA

 

emerging urban blend

of graffiti, rapping, D.J.-ing and B-boying

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/nyregion/
a-one-episode-show-with-a-lasting-impact-on-hip-hop.html

 

 

 

 

hip-hop's attitude to homosexuality        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/dec/20/
trends-2012-hip-hop-homosexuality

 

 

 

 

influenced by trip-hop and lo-fi        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/feb/08/
ghostpoet-peanut-butter-blues-stream

 

 

 

 

grime        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/grime

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2017/feb/21/
wiley-the-enigmatic-godfather-of-grime-podcast

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/24/
wiley-godfather-grime

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/28/
kano-live-review-liverpool-arts-club-made-in-the-manor

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/28/
grime-gave-voice-to-generation

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/12/
skepta-konnichiwa-review-boy-better-know-album-of-the-week

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/25/
kano-grime-battle-culture-mc-new-album-made-in-the-manor

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2013/jan/01/
scrufizzer-video-interview

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/06/
a-history-of-grime

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/09/
rising-stars-uk-hip-hop

 

 

 

 

drum'n'bass        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/drum-n-bass  

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jan/30/
goldie-interview-the-alchemist

 

 

 

 

poetry set to music

 

 

 

 

garage

 

 

 

 

mixer

 

 

 

 

urban act

 

 

 

 

US garage

 

 

 

 

UK garage

 

 

 

 

hardcore

 

 

 

 

house music / house        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/frankie-knuckles 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/apr/01/
frankie-knuckles-the-music-world-pays-tribute

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/01/
chicago-house-pioneer-frankie-knuckles-dies

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/oct/13/
frankie-knuckles-your-love 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/15/
frankie-knuckles-invents-house-music

 

 

 

 

bashment

 

 

 

 

drum & bass

 

 

 

 

trance

 

 

 

 

remix        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/nov/18/comment.music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acid house        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/23/
acid-house-dawn-rave-new-world

 

 

 

 

new dance genre

 

 

 

 

drum'n'bass -> hardstep

 

 

 

 

UK garage

 

 

 

 

dance floor

 

 

 

 

clubber

 

 

 

 

hip-hop

 

 

 

 

USA > hip-hop producer > J Dilla / James Dewitt Yancey (1974-2006)        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2009/jun/16/
cult-j-dilla

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/
4706602.stm - 12 February 2006

 

 

 

 

cutting edge hip-hop

 

 

 

 

chill-out / trip-hop

 

 

 

 

trip-hop > Portishead

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portishead

 

 

 

 

underground

 

 

 

 

underground legend        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oct/23/
rudy-ray-moore-obituary

 

 

 

 

electronic music        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/electronicmusic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip-Hop Universe, Expanding

 

December 9, 2011

The New York Times

By JON CARAMANICA

 

This is independent hip-hop’s New Weird America moment, where rappers in every city are pursuing idiosyncratic tangents, sustaining themselves with Internet-generated fan bases that vary in size from extremely tiny to medium.

A decade ago, to be independent was to make the best of getting the proverbial short end of the stick. Hip-hop had made its commercial breakthrough, but that success didn’t trickle down to everyone. Instead it created new sounds and new attitudes, and gave birth to the idea that there was more than one path to artistic vindication.

But today’s independent hip-hop movement, if it can be called that, is still looking for a cohesive argument. Unlike the independent rap of the mid-to-late-1990s, which was lyrically and sonically hyperdense, often dystopian and dogmatically anticapitalist, this scene has only a distribution mechanism, the Internet, in common. It has room for outcasts of all stripes.

That was clear on Tuesday night at Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg, at a showcase sponsored by, of all institutions, the indie-rock-leaning New York concert-information blog Brooklyn Vegan, filling a void left by traditional hip-hop media. The show featured three acts — G-Side, the headliner, from Huntsville, Ala.; the rapper whose name is printable only when shortened to eXquire, from Brooklyn; and Cities Aviv, from Memphis. Each of these acts tells a story about making hip-hop on the fringes of the mainstream in 2011, but the stories are not the same.

At best, they have tradition in common — not outright nostalgists, or unreasonably emulative, they owe a heavy stylistic debt to the 1990s, both the mainstream and the underground.

Of these acts, G-Side is the least oppositional, the most harmonious and the most established. In the last year alone, this duo — Yung Clova and ST 2 Lettaz — has released two impressive albums, “iSLAND” and “The One ... Cohesive” (Slow Motion Soundz) that place it directly in the lineage of great, organic, melody-minded Southern hip-hop like Goodie Mob and UGK. A video the group recorded this summer of a transfixing a capella rendition of its song “My Aura” on a Chicago street at night is one of this year’s most vibrant hip-hop clips.

At this show, the two men exuded easy confidence, when performing their own boastful, smooth songs, or over the beat from “Paris,” the shortened title of the hit by Kanye West and Jay-Z , or when ST 2 Lettaz rapped largely unaccompanied about stressful situations at home. Even the duo’s two backup singers — Joi Tiffany and PH — were savvy, varying tones and speeds, adding a delirious and mature texture to the proceedings.

The G-Side sound may be an anachronism, but as Southern hip-hop has become more brittle and militaristic, it feels more radical, which is why it has a home in the new underground. The same goes for Cities Aviv, whose lullingly pretty album “Digital Lows” (Fat Sandwich), with its proclivity toward warm soul and neatly articulated storytelling, is reminiscent of thoughtful 1990s independent-rap rarities like the Nonce and Natural Elements. There’s chillwave in his music, though it’ll probably be gone by his next album — besides, chillwave, last year’s Internetcentric fuzzy post-rock movement, didn’t get enough credit for repurposing smooth 1980s soul, which was a worthy strategy.

Cities Aviv opened this show, switching between two microphones for different vocal effects, though at times he got drowned out by the more diffuse of his productions. But there was an urgency to his performance, which cut through the haze most of the time.

He was not heavy handed, though. That fell to eXquire, who arrived on stage with a crew of a half-dozen, a throwback to New York rap shows of the ’90s. With a tangle of colorful chains around his neck and an omnipresent mischievous smile, eXquire is an appealing goofball. In interviews, he’s professed his love for coloring, as in books. He would have been a BET star in the mid-’90s or, at minimum, a “BET Uncut” star.

That’s because there’s no shortage of raunch on his recent mixtape “Lost in Translation” (Mishka), a sharp tragicomedy about making music in the face of emotional and financial devastation. Of the acts at this show, eXquire is the closest to the independent hip-hop ideal of a decade ago; that he samples Cannibal Ox, one of that era’s great groups, only drives home that point.

At this show, he was pure charisma, especially on his breakout hit “Huzzah!” And he sprinkled references throughout, quoting from Method Man and Lil Kim and, improbably on “Build-a-Bitch,” from Drake. eXquire rapped that last song shirtless and at one point grabbed at the empty innards of his jeans pocket, looking despondent.

But only 15 minutes earlier, in the middle of his set, he was messing with a scrawny white guy in the crowd, asking him a lewd question over and over, then, when he finally answered, ripping the microphone away and starting into a song. After he was done, he locked eyes with his target and offered a huge grin and a sincere apology.

“I’m really sorry,” he said. “You part of the show now. Put that on your Tumblr.”

Hip-Hop Universe, Expanding,
NYT,
9.12.2011,
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/
arts/music/hip-hop-universe-expanding.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The History of Hip-Hop

FRESH AIR FEATURES INTERVIEWS

WITH SOME OF THE GREATEST NAMES

IN HIP-HOP HISTORY.

https://www.npr.org/series/4823817/the-history-of-hip-hop