We have taken you to New York, “the Birth place of hip hop”, a few times for ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? but now we are taking you to where the founders of hip hop got their ideas! Jamaica. If hip hop was born in New York, it was conceived in Jamaica. Five Steez is […]
Last September I shared a little bit about a project happening at Stanford to support musicians at the university. Iamani I Ameni is a talented reggae artist coming out of this program. Check out the video above to hear his authentic sound as well as some story telling illustrating his inspiration.
“My mom stopped to draw on her iPhone if you knew Katy Perry.”
I can’t really tell you anything about Max Tannone other than he’s a producer from New York City with some dirty dub remixes. I just stumbled on these and I can’t stop listening. His two projects Mos Dub and Dub Kweli are both incredible and I highly recommend you get on those free downloads ASAP.
The following is a paper I wrote for a class I’m taking on rhetoric and music. It’s very different from most of what you’ve seen on Da What in terms of content, length, and especially style. I decided to share it with you all anyways. It will give you a little bit of a history […]