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Grandmaster Flash On Netflix's 'The Get Down' And How New York City Shaped Him | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.16.2016 | Black Voices

A crime-riddled, trash adorned and disco-infused Big Apple serves as the backdrop for the many stories told in “The Get Down,” with the infamous S...

The Get Down: Grandmaster Flash on Finding The Beat and Changing the Musical World

David Hinckley | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

It wasn't guys with rhymes who started hip-hop. It was guys with turntables, extracting five seconds of the beat from five minutes of a song. "The d...

Conversations With an Urban Griot: Kweku Collins

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

I recently had the chance to attend the Northside Festival in Brooklyn. There were talks about technology and content during the day and events at night. I attended a block party in Mccarren Park where hip-hop legend Grand Master Flash was the headlining act. Although I was super excited to witness one of the founding members of hip-hop in action, I was also very interested to check out his opening acts: Radamiz, I.O.D and Kweku Collins.

Sylvia Robinson: Pioneering Record Producer, Ushered in Era of Rap

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

Sylvia Vanderpool was born in New York City, and began recording professionally when she was only 14. Her first blues songs were recorded on Columbia Records with trumpet player, Hot Lips Page.

Grandmaster Flash Addresses Facebook 'Grandmas'

Newsweek | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices

Suppose you're a grandma. Suppose you're an especially web-savvy grandma who uses Facebook to keep in touch with your grandchildren....

Yagana Shah

Grandparents' Facebook Fail Is The Most Hilarious Thing Ever | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty

What do your grandparents have in common with a legendary hip-hop artist? A lot, actually. Well, at least Facebook thinks so. In the most adorable Fac...

Dog Ears Music: The Real Memorial Day: Hero Worship and Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The B-52's, Sam & Dave, Wilco, John Lennon, Iron & Wine and more.

Dog Ears Music: Hero Worship & Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Alice Coltrane, Kevin Coyne, Mattie May Thomas, Wilco, Lupe Fiasco, Iron and Wine, and more.

The 'Greatest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time' Is ...

rollingstonelogo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone, which recently named Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five's "The Message" the Greatest Hip-Hop S...

WATCH: Nicki Minaj Pushes LL Cool J Close To The 'Edge' With 'The Message'

Posted 12.01.2011 | Black Voices

Aside from Kanye West and Adele landing the most Grammy nominations for 2012, the event's fourth annual prime-time special showcased some of the music...

Hip-Hop Music and Culture, From the Beginning

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlynn Snyder

To research and report on the history of hip-hop is a huge undertaking. In Dan Charnas' exhaustively researched The Big Payback, he does exactly that.

"Nuart," Nordic Jewel of Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The visionary behind this street art installation doesn't limit himself to organizing just one festival. Instead he double-tracks it with an electronic-based music festival born from his years as a techno DJ.

Just Like Jesse James: A Little Playlist for A Big Schmuck

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I interviewed Sandra Bullock once, and she seemed lovely in every way. I've never met Jesse James, but he increasingly seems like one big schmuck in the worst possible way.

White Light/White Heat: A Fan's Playlist For The Great Betty White

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's one lifelong fan's loving playlist for this enduring comedy icon who turns our world on with her own "White Light/White Heat" -- the one and only Betty White.