Thursday, November 12

A Political History of Hip-Hop: South Bronx to the Arab Spring Exhibition at IMA

"With American hip-hop dominating the radio and record sales, many would be surprised to know that France is the second biggest (behind the USA) consumer and producer of hip-hop music in the world. In a unique new exhibition covering political, cultural and musical themes, the Institut au Monde Arabe in Paris have traced the multicultural genealogy of hip-hop from old school rap of New York’s South Bronx to the streets of the recent Arab Spring via France in ‘HIP-HOP, du Bronx aux rues arabes‘. With hip-hop music now a global phenomenon with incredible commercial power and influence, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago it emerged on the margins of American society. ..."
LOPA Magazine
Time Out Paris
YouTube: What Ever Happened to Hip Hop (Documentary) 54:44, From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale 56:06, What is Beef? Hip-Hop/Rap (Documentary) 1:42:55

2012 January: The Hip-Hop Family Tree: A Look Into the Viral Propagation of a Culture,  2012 November: An Intro To Rebel Hip-Hop Of The Arab Revolutions, 2014 June: Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop, 2014 December: How to Raise Hell in Three Steps: on RUN-D.M.C, Parliament, Blackness and Revolution, 2015 April: Hip-Hop Revolution, 2015 April: Hip-Hop History Tuesdays: Joe Conzo (Born In The Bronx) Amoeblog Interview, 2015 July: Nas presents the Real Hip-Hop – video, 2015 September: Hip Hop Family Tree 1975-1983 Gift Box, 2015 October: Rubble Kings – The Mixtape.