Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pugs Atomz: For the Future of Hip-Hop

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Chicago producer Bryan Ford is a one man band. He plays drums, bass, keys, and guitar on his various compositions. Ford’s forte is electronic music but he’s now ventured into the world of Hip-Hop. Hoping to push the boundaries of … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Gang: Anti-Trap Music

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Most rappers come into the game with little to no guidance. A love for the culture impels them to partake in the art of emceeing. For Long Beach, California group, Horseshoe Gang they began with a leg up on most … Continue reading

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Concise Kilgore: KiL Joy Division

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Concise Kilgore is a veteran of the underground Hip-Hop scene. The Salt Lake City emcee released his debut album, Digitails a decade ago and his sophomore album, Kobain in 2012. During that time he’s released a couple of mixtapes and … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Positive K

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In the late 80s and early 90s Positive K made show stealing appearances on songs by MC Lyte and Brand Nubian. His voice, his energy, and his lyrics made his album one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of its time. … Continue reading

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Live from Soundset: Reverie

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For the entire week The Real Hip-Hop has brought to you exclusive interviews with artists that performed at the 2016 Soundset Festival. The final interview is with Los Angeles emcee, Reverie. Reverie, a poet and graffiti artist, used emceeing to … Continue reading

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Live from Soundset: Jesse De La Pena

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The first element of Hip-Hop is deejaying and it is without question essential for the culture. From the day that DJ Kool Herc created Hip-Hop until today the DJ has consistently been the backbone of the culture. DJ’s break new … Continue reading

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