One day this past spring, Duke University’s “History of Hip-Hop” class turned to current events ... And Wonder’s penchant for old-school soul beats, infused with samples from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight and Bobby Womack, made.
Three-time Grammy winner DJ Premier, one of the definitive architects of New York hip - hop , brought a new type of life to NPR's Tiny Desk: our first concert helmed by a DJ. A packed house of head-nodding journalists grooved through their lunch hour to a .
Although not a well-known fixture to casual fans in the hip-hop world, die-hard beat junkies ... the more notable rap songs that feature samples of his music that are essential listens for any fan of rap. De La Soul's "I Am I Be" samples Lou Rawls.
In the spring of 2008, the strange story of a Georgia widow was tearing up the AP wire. In 1995, her 33-year-old husband, Terry, had committed suicide, ending his life with a single shotgun blast. His heart was salvaged and donated to a man at risk for .
Eminem went for an all-acoustic show – no samples, only instruments ... including a hysterical mockumentary about the history of hip-hop where Chance portrayed an MC from the Bronx in a group called the “Soul Crush Crew”. He also did a sketch.
“It's the biggest thing right now in pop culture and was a great game changer,” he added. Since “Hamilton” opened, its jaunty, hip - hop -inflected score has become a go-to in many gyms. SoulCycle's “Hamilton”-scored ride is, predictably, its most popular.
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The monthly hip - hop gathering has featured a variety of performers and musicians such as Wes Felton, MILK$, and Dior Ashley Brown. Tonight, Head Roc, SlimKat78, and DJ RBI among others will be there to close out the season. (Anacostia Arts Center, 7.
“I like to start out in the dark,” my SoulCycle instructor announced. He was surrounded by me and 50-plus other people, about to mount a bicycle stationed atop a stage. He was somehow completely serious. The lights flickered off, and he picked up lit.
QUESTLOVE For me, I look at music within a 25-year cycle, a way of giving people in their thirties a last go-round of traveling through their childhood memories before they are required to be wise older statesmen and stateswomen. Hip-hop has reached that.