Posts Tagged ‘Global’

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I’ve recently had the opportunity to hear Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘, Downtown; a multi-layered and bouncy banger that is complemented by the fast paced yet well enunciated flow of Macklemore. And if that’s not enough for the Hip Hop/Rap aficionado, the song features some of Hip Hop’s most celebrated legends; Kool Moe Dee [of The Treacherous 3], Grandmaster Caz [of The Cold Crush Brothers], and Grandmaster Melle Mel [of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five].

Speaking honestly, up until my recent introduction to this song, compliments of my selective viewing of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, I’ve generally assumed a “Whatever” regard for the prowess of Macklemore; being a stark critic of lyricism while understanding that my subjective opinion is nothing more than personal perspective, I historically find myself only engaged by the careers of a few Emcees. But after my exposure to, Downtown, I suddenly find myself interested in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and their trajectory into Hip Hop’s stratosphere and beyond. To know me, D.D. Turner, is to understand that my sudden interest in the duo has been precipitated by the groups willingness to pay homage to the legends by granting them the opportunity to be featured on a mainstream song.

To the Black Emcee/Rapper that didn’t find it necessary to grant a similar opportunity to our beloved legends, you should fuckin’ be ashamed of yourself! So often we hear the argument that Hip Hop culture, albeit universally accepted and celebrated, is ascribed to us as Black people and that it is only because of our permission, that others are able to partake of its concessions. Realizing the arguably extensive roots of Hip Hop culture, I consider this to be factual. However, being the fruit of such a legacy, today’s Black Rapper/Emcee that finds themself endowed with the fortune of mass appeal, has the responsibility of celebrating the legends in a manner that supercedes the mere occasional shoutout reference on a song, and provides the invitation of a feature, much like what Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have done for Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, and Grandmaster Melle Mel.

Perhaps the graciousness of the Seattle Hip Hop duo will spark something in their fellow Emcees/Hip Hoppers, placing the realization of their own conscious or unconscious disregard for the lyrical legends before them. Bringing the expression of my perspective to an end, I find myself confronted with the very distinct feeling that we will now begin to see an increase in song appearances by our most celebrated and lyrically capable legends.

Shit! You all should have been doing this from jump.

By the way, Eric Nally…Dude, you’re destroying your knees!!

*Artists seeking guidance on a legendary Emcee capable of holding their own on a mainstream song feature, I bequeath the following list unto thee:

– Chuck D
– Rakim Allah
– KRS One
– Kool Herc
– Afrika Bambaataa
– King T
– Trigger Treach
– MC Lyte
– MC 8ight
– De La Soul
– Big Daddy Kane
– Special Ed
– Bone Thugs & Harmony
– Bahamadia
– Kool G Rap
– Lin Que
– Brother J
– Chubb Rock
– Wise Intelligent
– Everlast
– 3rd Bass
– Rob Base
– CL Smooth
– W.C.
– Jeru The Damaja
– AZ
– Mic Geronimo
– Sauce Money
– Tragedy Khadafi
– LL Cool J

By: D.D. Turner, #TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend)

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Tonight on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats take a trip back to 1988 with the Big Homie, Rack-Lo. Our discussion you ask? His journey, the origins of his world renowned flyness, the global influence of the Lo-Life Movement, popular Polo clothing themes, and equally as important, what he his currently working on.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird! Tune in tonight, Wednesday, August 5th, and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL, #RackLo, and the historical #LoLifeMovement. And remember, #Love and #Loyalty always prevails. #WordIsBorn!

On the go? Then tune in to the live show via our mobile app using the link attached below.
http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live

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WE WANT TO PLAY #GLOBAL #HIPHOP #MUSIC! Please send ur music to myjoint@tcohhl.com today for a chance to have it played on #TCOHHL #Radio. We may even call you for an interview.

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Were you a child of the 70’s and/or 80’s in NYC? Do you consider yourself a Ralph Lauren – Polo aficionado? Well, it’s likely that you didn’t arrive at this self imposed proclamation without receiving some level of influence from the likes of Rack-Lo and Thirstin Howl III (Vic-Lo); the undisputed architects of the “Love and Loyalty” inner-city mantra, the founders of the Brooklyn, NYC originated Lo-Life Movement, and arguably, the pioneers of Hip Hop’s contemporary fashion sense.

This week on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats take a trip back to 1988 with the Big Homie, Rack-Lo. Our discussion you ask? His journey, the origins of his world renowned flyness, the global influence of the Lo-Life Movement, popular Polo clothing themes, and equally as important, what he his currently working on.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird! Tune in on Wednesday, August 5th from 8-10pm est and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL, #RackLo, and the historical #LoLifeMovement. And remember, #Love and #Loyalty always prevails. #WordIsBorn!

Want to listen using your mobile device? Then tune in to the live show (Wednesday 8-10pm est) via our mobile app using the link attached below.

http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live