Posts Tagged ‘Hip Hop Culture’

Week in Review

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

MC Seth Marcel held an album release party for his Master Peace project at Club 11 in Mattydale on Thursday. He was backed by the band, Future Vintage.

Throwback Thursday: NYS Fair

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
We wonder if there are still B-Boys (pictured here at the New York State Fair in 2011).

We wonder if there are still B-Boys (pictured here at the New York State Fair in 2011 outside a area now know as the I Love NY Pavilion).

When will SU get a Hip Hop Fellow?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Harry Allen, writer, photographer and hip hop historian completed a two-day residence at Syracuse University and ended it by showing some of his vintage Golden Era pictures at Waston Theater last night.

Harry Allen, writer, photographer and hip hop historian completed a two-day residence at Syracuse University and ended it by showing some of his vintage Golden Era pictures at Waston Theater last night.

Provocative

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Kierna Mayo, editor

Kierna Mayo, editor

She has been at Ebony for less than a year, but Kierna Mayo is already on a Tina Brown-type trajectory to change the publication, and scramble what we think of as the journalistic status quo.

Mayo encouraged students to bring their “authentic self” to their work and to critically examine the  culture in which they cover.

“[How you think] is the thing that changes you from having a job to having a career.”

“Create a space for your kind of thinking,” she said. “…feeling empowered matters.”

Mayos has deep roots in magazines, including stints at Honey and Cosmo Girl and even the Source.

She also talked about the day she played hookie from work to cover and experience the street procession following the funeral of The Notorious B.I.G.

She is credited with giving Mary J. Blige the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” label back in the day. She visited SU’s Newhouse School as part of the Leaders in Communications series.

Mayo is the second Hampton University graduate we’ve seen speak to the journalism students.

Native Tongue

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Word Be Free

World Be Free

In addition to his conscious lyrics, Brian Freeland, aka World Be Free, also sported a 90’s-centric Hip Hop uniform at the CFAC Cipher. His boots (below) were accented by Delano Brown.

B. Free sports Tims accented by artist Delano Brown

Bootsy

City View (Camouflage)

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Tamar Smither talked about CFAC's decision to include bring the Hip Hop Cipher to the Journey Through the Music of the African Diaspora.

Tamar Smithers talked about the decision to include CFAC’s Hip Hop Cipher to the Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora this month.

Thursday’s show was a great example of blending Hip Hop Culture into the local music scene, and specifically the Connective Corridor.

C-Nube @ Hip Hop Cipher (CFAC)

MC C-Nube @ Hip Hop Cipher (CFAC)

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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Jorge Pabon at Cornell

One of the featured B-boys from tonight’s CNN film,  “Fresh Dressed,” appeared at Cornell University a few years ago to talk about the impact of Hip Hop Culture.

See What You Believe

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
DJ Afar spinning at Funk & Waffles (Downtown).

DJ Afar spinning at Funk & Waffles (Downtown).

Performance Art

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Maestro the Beatmaster of the Orange

DJ Maestro, Beatmaster of the Orange (at CFAC)

Maestro definitely moves the crowd. It was good to see him on the Connective Corridor on Saturday.  We hope he is a top choice when they finally do a an outdoor fashion event at Forman Park, or when the choose another artist to perform/ride the 443 Centro Bus.

Def by Heritage

Friday, October 17th, 2014
Wawa, the energetic rapper, actor, dancer, performer and teacher (who happens to be Deaf)

Wawa, the energetic rapper, actor, dancer, performer and teacher (who happens to be Deaf)

Warren “Wawa” Snipe was born Deaf, but he hasn’t let that stop him from reaching his dreams. The multi-disciplinary rapper, dancer and actor  has traveled to over 100 countries, founded a dance company, and is fluent in several languages.

Wawa came to OCC last night to spread the love of what he calls “Dip Hop.”

We look forward to his upcoming video for the anti-bullying song “Vendetta.”

Wawa's musical partner is DJ Nicar (who joined him on stage last night at OCC to perform the anti-bulling song "Vendetta."

Wawa’s musical partner is DJ Nicar (who joined him on stage last night at OCC to perform the song “Vendetta.”)

Wawa was joined on stage by OCC student and ASL club member Chelsea (left) during his performance.

Wawa was joined on stage by OCC ASL club member Chelsea (left) during his performance.