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Thursday, December 31, 2009

VIDEO: Skills 2008 Wrap Up

Who's down w/Skillz? Very nice. Annually, in about five minutes he gives the rap recap of the year. He generally covers all things entertainment and sports, but he also throws in a bit of politics too. This is good ish (oh, and check out the Skillz's previous year's wrap ups too).

Here's the 2008 Wrap up. Can't wait to see and hear '09.

Happy New Year hip hoppers. kfox.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

International Hip Hop :: The Alison Edition

A few weeks ago, I took a group trip to Siwa, Egypt. It was an interesting 9-10 hour bus ride w/about 20 people. They were, mostly, a nice group, but at times I felt as if I'd been dumped in a reality TV show. The good thing is, I met some folks who I'll keep in touch w/for life. Like Alison.

At some point, I mentioned that I have a hip hop blog and that I was interested in expounding my international hip hop repertoire. There were a good amount of recommendations and I probably remember about two of them.

But that Alison, she's a bright one. She sends me an email (with links) and says 'hey, check out these folks on the international hip hop front'. Who does that? All I know is ... I likes folks who follow up. So, here it is: Alison's International Hip Hop Edition.

Deazy ft Yes-R: "Medicijn"

Teddy Yo: "(Not sure of the title)"

Youssoupha: "Anti-Vénus"
1tym, se7en, wheesung: "Wild Wild West"

Okay hip hoppers, what's on your global hip hop playlist? kfox.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Graffiti Visualization Video

Everyone knows graffiti's role in hip hop culture seems like they've been connected since hip hop's inceptions. And as hip hop has grown and gone global, so has graffiti.

Check out this exceptional vid from Vimeo on graffiti from Paris, France.

Serge Gainsbourg - animation des graffitis sur 5 ans du mur rue de Verneuil from Arnaud Jourdain on Vimeo.

Alright hip hoppers, time to go make your mark. kfox.

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