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Mar
5
2010

Flashback Fridays: Keithy E The Guru Edition

In light of all that is going on with GURU, this FLASHBACK FRIDAYS is dedicated to the GANG! Get well GURU! And I hope that’s not true SOLAR.

For the younguns who don’t have a clue who GURU or GANG STARR is, how deep their catalog is or their impact on HIP HOP…

Check more vids after the jump and learn ya lesson. Hip Hop History 101 is now in session!

Words I Manifest (more…)

Feb
26
2010

Flashback Friday’s: Uptown Kickin’ It

Uptown Is Kickin’ It

After Def Jam but before Bad Boy there was Andre Harrell’s Uptown/ MCA. This is where Diddy, Mary J Blige, Jodeci and Heavy D all started from. Hip Hop legends Groove B Chill, Finesse & Synquis and even Marley Marl once called Uptown their home. The music created within those walls still resonates with listeners to this day. Do the knowledge…

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Feb
19
2010

Flashback Friday’s: Hieroglyphics

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Catch A Bad One

Hip History 101. I’m not going to lecture you on the significance of Hiero. I mean not only were they smashing the BAY AREA & Cali, but their independent hustle is one the dopest blueprints for a lot of crews out here getting it today. Peep game…

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Feb
5
2010

Flashback Friday’s: James Brown

Dancing Lessons from the Godfather of Soul

“James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006), originally James Joseph Brown, Jr., also known as “The Godfather of Soul”, was an American entertainer. He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called ‘the hardest working man in show business’.”

Eddie Murphy as James Brown

Live performance vids under the hood…

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Jan
29
2010

Flashback Fridays: Issac Hayes “Black Moses”

Shaft

“Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008)[1] was an American singer-songwriter, actor and musician. Hayes was one of the main creative forces behind southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served as both an in-house songwriter and producer with partner David Porter during the mid-1960s.” (source)

More live performance videos under the hood…

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Jan
22
2010

Flashback Friday’s: Bernie Mac

Def Comedy Jam

“Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008),[1] better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American actor and comedian. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian.”

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Def Jam Comedy Jam pt 2

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Jan
15
2010

Flashback Fridays: Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass Live Concert pt 1

“Theodore DeReese ‘Teddy’ Pendergrass, Sr. (March 26, 1950[1] – January 13, 2010[2]) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade. In 1982, he was severely injured in an auto accident in Philadelphia, resulting in his being paralyzed from the waist down. In 2009, Pendergrass underwent surgery for colon cancer and had difficulty recovering from that disease from which he eventually died on January 13, 2010, at age 59, while hospitalized at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia.”

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Jan
8
2010

Flashback Friday’s: Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti Documentary PART 1

This year we’re kicking Flashback Friday’s off a little bit different. We’re going to celebrate the lives of those we recently lost and pay homage to them making preparation for the new that will spring forth. If you’ve ever been to a DJ Kemit party then surely you’ve heard him spin Fela Kuti at some point. Do yourself a favor and take the time to do the knowledge on Fela. We lost a great human being to AIDS.

“Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938–2 August 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.”

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Part 2 of the documentary and live performance videos of Fela under the hood…

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Dec
11
2009

Flashback Fridays: A Sweat Hog Christmas

 

From the Hulu vaults comes this gem. The gangs all here for the Christmas episode of Welcome Back Kotter. I may be telling my age but this show used to be the bomb!

Nov
27
2009

Flashback Fridays: Native Tongues Edition

In honor of SPREAD LOVE tomorrow we salute the Native Tongues with some of our favorite videos. Make sure you’re in the place to be Saturday at 595 North Ave with DJ KEMIT, RASTA ROOT and hosted by Phife of ATCQ! Enjoy!

Jungle Brothers- Straight out the Jungle

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