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‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Five Steez [Editorial]

July 29, 2013 by


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 […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Avant-Garde [Audio]

July 22, 2013 by


Avant-Garde is one of the great discoveries from my inbox.  I hadn’t heard of him before I received his submission but I could hear a high level of talent combined with a lot of potential as soon as I pressed play.  He recently linked up with some other underground, impressive emcees to form a collective […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Bullet to Knowhere [Video]

July 15, 2013 by


We have linked up with Bullet to Knowhere, a two-man duo, from Miami, Florida for the latest installment of ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop!  “Hip hop is emancipation” says ISeemBlack, half of BtK. Tony G discusses the Miami hip hop scene and why the locals don’t feel today’s Miami artists (Pitbull, Rick Ross, etc) they […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Harn Solo [Editorial]

July 8, 2013 by


Harn Solo is a New Orleans emcee that is well traveled. his  new album “Journey To The Sky” was released early 2013, and is sample-free with live instrumentation from New Orleans musicians – Pro Prospek and Coco Dank. He was kind enough to take some time to discuss what hip hop means to him.  Follow him […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Kidd Upstairs [Editorial]

July 1, 2013 by


Kidd Upstairs represents Oakland to the fullest.  Coming off a big release Psycho Tropics and a viral video “Amanda Bynes” we caught up with him to discuss what hip hop means to him. Like many others, hip hop is a form of self expression and creativity for Kidd Upstairs but he also throws in a level […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Cee of The Movement Fam [Editorial]

June 24, 2013 by


What was it like to grow up a hip hop fan in Australia?  What difficulties do foreign rappers face when moving to a new market?  Cee is an Australian hip hop artist currently living in around Toronto, Canada and he has the answers.  He is signed to a small label in the US, manages The […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – International Mav [Editorial]

June 17, 2013 by


International Mav hails from Chicago and wrote this week’s editorial for ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop.  There is no doubt that hip hop has evolved over its 3ish decade existence and some people have issues, others don’t.  International Mav definitely does not and makes valid points about the perception of hip hop music verses the […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Rahim Samad [Video + Editorial]

June 10, 2013 by


I could go on and on about this week’s edition of ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? but Rahim knocked this one out of the park and I think I should let it do the talking.  Rahim gave some incredible insight into what hip hop means in his life, “expression”, and a pretty extensive Hip-Hop history […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Sha Stimuli [Editorial]

June 3, 2013 by


After taking us from Baltimore to Seattle to Atlanta to North Caroline, ‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? is returning back to the birth place of hip hop with a new editorial from Brooklyn emcee Sha Stimuli.  From his 2002 mention in the Source Magazine to 12 releases in 2008, Sha has always used his music […]

‘Da’ What is Hip Hop? – Jensen Reed [Editorial]

May 27, 2013 by


Jensen Reed is hip hopper from North Carolina.  Today, hip hop really allows people of all different backgrounds with their own story to come together within the culture.  Jensen takes influecnes from all kinds of genres to create music that’s got that “heavy, hard-hitting drums”.  Hear what hip hop means to Jensen Reed down below.