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30 years of hip hop

April 8, 2009

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Catch this while you can. A comprehensive review of the most hip hop people of the past 30 years. [1XTRA RADIO SHOW: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00jfbhq/] Three decades after The Sugarhill Gang released Rapper’s Delight, BBC 1Xtra decided to celebrate the impact that the music form has had on popular culture. Fear not, the two-hour-long show doesn’t take itself […]

Nerdcore rap star – can you do the Margaret Thatcher?

October 1, 2008

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LISTEN : MC FRONTALOT So square it’s hip. Today’s Wire post has brought to my attention geeksta rapper MC Frontalot. Apparently he’s an OG in nerdcore, a musical genre that combines hip-hop tunes with geek-friendly lyrics (but of course). Love to say I’ve spotted a trend here but the truth the ‘art form’ has been around for so long that tech-loving […]

The days of reckoning

September 17, 2008

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It’s perhaps an understatement to apply the word ironic to the fact that the BBC’s black music channel 1Xrtra chose to feature the contenders in Forbes magazine’s hip-hop rich list on the same day that AIG ended up being nationalised and Wall Street continued to reel from the Lehman Brothers fall-out.   On Today this […]