Team Fearless Celebrates The 4th Annual Hip-Hop Honors Awards

Team Fearless Celebrates The 4th Annual Hip-Hop Honors Awards

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By C D Frazie

Those that filled the Masonic Hall at Baruch College last weekend weekend were treated to some vintage Hip-Hop as some of the pioneers of the culture were acknowledged at the fourth annual Team Fearless Hip Hop Honors, hosted by the legendary Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers) and Devastating Tito (Fearless Four).

“This year we went straight to the essence of Hip-Hop. I started…

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IllSide Radio: Do The Right Thing Turns 25

IllSide Radio: Do The Right Thing Turns 25

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By Gabe Mendoza

This week’s show we get back in to the groove by talking about this year’s annual BET Music and film award show hosted by Chris Rock. The state of hip hop and those that run it is still a hot button topic being pressed by some of hip hop’s veterans, OD and Gabe talk about the latest comments made by Freddie Foxx and Buckshot. We talk new music, World Cup overkill and 25 years of…

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Domineko: Escape From Kansas City

Domineko: Escape From Kansas City

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By Tora B

Kansas City is known for many things, from the Royals to the Chiefs and the bebop era of Jazz. Planet Ill homie Techn9ne carries the Hip-Hop scene on his back as well. As part of our ongoign initiative to bring new artists and new music to the masses, Planet Ill sat down with Kansas City native artists Domineko, who combines jazzy influences with a 90s sensibility to put forth a new…

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IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

IllSide Radio: Dame Dash & Chuck D Out To Save Hip Hop

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By Gabriel Mendoza

This week’s show is a combination of several stories where Hip-Hop icons Chuck D, MC Ren and Dame Dash have come out against today’s rap artists and the radio stations that play them. Has the game passed these gentleman by? Or are they truly out to serve the best interest of theHip-Hop culture and ensure its future by combatting corporate run radio stations and label…

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NameBrand: Suicide City

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By Odeisel

The rap music business is slowly dying. At least on the mainstream. And well it should. the vultures have slowly picked and nibbled until the husk that remains reflects rappers that can’t rhyme and a bunch of slave shit blasting from rap radio. I’m so tired of hearing people talk that Hip-Hop is dead shit that The Planet is going to take up the cause of introducing cats to people that…

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IllSide Radio: Maya Angelou Remembered, Rap Genius For Dummies & The Barrell Brothers

IllSide Radio: Maya Angelou Remembered, Rap Genius For Dummies & The Barrell Brothers

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By Gabriel Mendoza

This week’s show we celebrate the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou who passed at the age of 86. The Rap Genius website made news on the eve of the Santa Barbara mass shooting by celebrating the murderer’s “beautiful” words. Closing out the show we talk Torae & Skyzoo’s debut collaboration album, The Barrell Brothers and take one last shot at the Indiana Pacer’s woeful…

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FuseBox Radio: R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles, FCC Does Something OK, Say No to Chicken Boxing

FuseBox Radio: R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles, FCC Does Something OK, Say No to Chicken Boxing

   

 

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah (aka Ausar Ra Black Hawk) for the week of April 2, 2014 with some new and classic music from the international Black Diaspora, news and commentary.

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Our commentary for this week’s brand new show focused on the

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IllSide Radio: Dr. Dre Cashes In, Solange Goes In & Michael Sam Drafted

IllSide Radio: Dr. Dre Cashes In, Solange Goes In & Michael Sam Drafted

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By Gabriel Mendoza

This week Odeisel & Gabe tour music industry news from the Dr. Dre and Apple camp on the eve of their forthcoming multi-billion dollar deal. Will those Beats by Dre headphone dollars find their way back to the community? OD and Gabe have their opinion for you. The cat fight of the week between Jay-Z and Solanage made headlines and IllSide Radio delivers the blow by blow of the…

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Bullet Points: 30 Pieces Of (Sterling) Silver

Bullet Points: 30 Pieces Of (Sterling) Silver

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By Odeisel

The Donald Sterling drama has formed a dark cloud over what would be one of the most exciting NBA playoffs in years. Five out of the eight first round matchups went to game sevens. Two series had multiple overtime games including a fantastic OKC/Memphis set that included four by itself. But all of that entertainment pales in comparison to the ill will brought forth by Sterling, owner…

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Bullet Points: Elevators At The Wrong Stop

Bullet Points: Elevators At The Wrong Stop

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By Juste J

Be clear, I do not give two flying fucks about Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange’s private affairs. The elevator footage of Solange assaulting Jay-Z is something to behold, though. Not because it is funny. Not because of what he did to “deserve” this barrage of kicks, spit and punches. No I find it fascinating because of how we, as a culture responded to seeing it. The internet, I know is a…

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